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School Safety: Stepping Stone School Emergency Preparedness Plan

Stepping Stone School is committed to every facet of safety and security for the children we care for each day.  That’s why, in addition to all of the safety lessons incorporated into our classroom curriculum, we have developed an Emergency Preparedness Plan that is implemented in all Stepping Stone Schools.  This plan details the policies and procedures for handling a variety of emergency situations, allowing Stepping Stone School to be fully prepared to protect our children, staff and families.   This plan incorporates several features that allow for the highest level of se...

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Halloween Safety

With Halloween on the horizon, consider some of the following safety tips to keep you and your children safe during this exciting time of year. Careful Costume Considerations Think visibility One of the biggest concerns about Halloween Trick-or-treating is visibility especially after dark.  Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and bags.  Encourage children to use glow sticks and flashlights with fresh batteries so they can easily be seen by drivers. Think safety Ensure your child’s costume fits properly to avoid tripping.  Consider face painting versus masks to improve your...

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10 Safety Tips for this Independence Day

My memories of Independence Day celebrations are filled with cookouts, visits from friends and family members, and staying up late to watch the fireworks displays.  My siblings and I would spend most of the day chasing each other around in the backyard and then join with our neighbors in the front yard to share in a cookout.  It was always an exciting time. Now with my own children in tow, the celebrations and fireworks take on a slightly different kind of excitement: keeping my children safe throughout the crowded parade routes, cookouts, and firework spectaculars. I have compiled ...

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Developing Healthy Habits for Terrific Teeth

Even if your child is only an infant or toddler, you can start now to help your child develop strong, healthy teeth and build habits that last a lifetime. [caption id="attachment_7472" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stepping Stone School toddler activities[/caption] Put your baby to bed without a bottle. Liquid pools in the front of the mouth and bacteria changes the liquid sugars into acid, which then eats away at teeth. Begin cleaning your infant’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears. Use a damp cloth to swab clean. When more teeth emerge, use a small, soft-bristled b...

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