Stepping Stone School supports its academic curriculum with specially selected programs and activities designed to expand our students’ knowledge and experience in health and wellness, communication and expression, art, music, dance, martial arts, science and technology.
Concentrated Learning Centers
Writing, reading and math centers are part of all age-appropriate classrooms at Stepping Stone School. Computer centers are included in every classroom beginning at age three, and many of our facilities include centrally located computer labs, as well
All campuses have individual rooms or areas dedicated to S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Relationships, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) activities and discovery, while ALL classrooms incorporate the S.T.R.E.A.M. concepts into the weekly learning plans and daily activities. The S.T.R.E.A.M. rooms contain computers with science based software, digital microscopes, robotics, light boards, large design and oversized construction blocks and building materials.
Fit for Life™
Physical exercise comes naturally to and is a necessity for young children. Stepping Stone School offers abundant opportunities for physical activity in age-appropriate indoor and outdoor play areas. Dancing, climbing, hopping, jumping, running or ball play are always part of the school day for our children. Students also learn what it means to eat a healthy diet and lead a healthy life.
The Atelier™ is a unique and innovative concept designed specifically by Stepping Stone School to expand the artistic and design opportunities for our students. The program focuses on the inner creative genius of each child and provides them with character and creative role models which will inspire them to tap into their own creative potential.
American Sign Language (ASL)
ASL is introduced to Stepping Stone School students as infants, and continues to be taught and used daily through our Advanced Kindergarten Readiness Academy. Sign language gives infants and toddlers who don’t yet have the verbal skills to use spoken language a way to express their needs, wants and feelings. Sign language also provides preschoolers and pre-K students with an illustrative and kinesthetic dimension as they learn sounds, words and simple sentences.
At Stepping Stone School, we encourage and create opportunities for journaling as an important resource for self-expression, to process learning and to practice literacy skills.
Opus One Music
Stepping Stone School’s fun, age-appropriate Opus One music experience program gives your child the chance to explore an assortment of instruments, songs and creative movement. Every lesson includes music appreciation, singing, ear training, rhythmic patterns and the fundamentals of music. Activities are intended to promote physical and cognitive development, while enjoying a creative experience. Music education has been shown to improve concentration, memory and self-expression.
Additional extracurricular classes are available at many of our schools for a reasonable fee, paid directly to the enrichment program. Please ask the campus principal for information regarding a particular program:
Our specially designed kung fu program features classes that advance students at their own pace as they practice martial arts basics and techniques for self-protection. Not only do children strengthen their flexibility and stamina through the practice of martial arts, but they also develop strong character and gain a feeling of success and pride by earning belts as they complete each level.
Led by trained, professional instructors, our age-appropriate dance classes let children creatively express themselves while learning and practicing the movement techniques of ballet, tap and jazz. Additional dance techniques are taught for older children. Recitals let family members witness the success of their skilled dancers.
This pre-school gymnastics program is designed for boys and girls aged 2-6. Using a variety of equipment such as bars, beams and vaults, instructors highlight your athlete’s skills by incorporating various music, shapes and visual aids. Each week brings a new and exciting curriculum to encourage your child’s physical ability. This non-competitive program will challenge,excite and reward your child. (Available at select locations.)
Available at most campuses with certified instructors.The following enrichments are available to all Stepping Stone School students as part of their daily learning.
Bi-Annual Professional Portraits!
Everyone loves picture day! Stepping Stone School offers TWO portrait sessions with a professional photographer each calendar year to help capture their joyous preschool journey.