Proactive Protection Plan

March 18th, 2020

Dear Valued Stepping Stone School Families:

At the direction provided by the TX Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS), Stepping Stone School will be practicing Social Distancing and following the guideline of nine children and one teacher in each classroom at all campuses.

This is in complete compliance with the Austin Mayor’s and the City of Kyle’s proclamations and Travis County’s guidelines issued yesterday.

We are receiving direct information from the CDC via the Early Care and Education Consortium, the leading early care professional organization in Washington, DC. Our practices are in full compliance with all CDC requirements and in several instances go above and beyond.

The TX DFPS state licensing representatives continue to make visits to all licensed early care and education facilities ensuring that all health, cleanliness, safety and state licensing regulations are being followed.

Temperature readings of the children and our teachers are conducted with gloves and alcohol wiping between each use.

As new information or procedures arise, we will be sure to notify you as soon as possible.

I would like to thank all families who have sent us wonderful e-mails and notes letting us know how much you appreciate Stepping Stone school remaining open to provide services to emergency and essential personnel in our area. We are here to serve our community and will continue to do so as long as we can.


Rhonda Paver, M.A., Child Development
Founder, Owner & Executive Director

Coronavirus/Covid-19 Memo, March 18th 2020
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Memo, March 17th 2020
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Memo, March 16th 2020
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Memo, March 13th 2020
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Memo, March 10th, 2020
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Memo, February 27th, 2020

CDC – Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs
CDC – Talking with children about Coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Yale School of Medicine – Kids and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know
Seven Practical Tips for Helping Your Children Feel Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Education Week – How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

Mayor Adler Proclamation, March 17th 2020
Judge Becerra Proclamation (Hays County), March 17th, 2020
Stepping Stone School Handwashing Procedures 

Stepping Stone School

Family Resources

At Stepping Stone School, our mission is to offer not only exceptional nurturing and education for our students, but also extraordinary support and care for all parents and families.

Many families are finding new and creative ways to engage and educate their children while at home. We compiled a list of fun and educational activities and resources for you to use with your family!

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