Stepping Stone School Rolls Out Its Newest Curriculum, Platinum Learning for Life™
Over the last three decades, Stepping Stone School has developed its own proprietary and comprehensive early education curriculum. The curriculum is based on 40 years of direct teaching experience and interacting with children, but also on the finest and most up to date research and best practices regarding how children learn, grow and develop. It also takes into consideration the needs of every type of learner and fosters friendships and relationship-building in children at an early age.
Stepping Stone School is consistently upgrading and changing our curriculum to ensure we are always on the cutting edge of providing the most progressive learning possible. We are pleased to announce our latest curriculum, Platinum Learning for Life™. The curriculum has been fully deployed to all of our campuses and all administrators and teachers have received the necessary training to ensure this curriculum is being used on a daily basis in all classrooms.
What makes Platinum Learning for Life™ so unique is the personal input and experiences of the owners Rhonda Paver, M.A. and Bill Paver, Ph.D. Rhonda has a master’s degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Texas at Austin. Bill Paver has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from The University of Washington. Rhonda was a classroom teacher and director in our first schools. During Stepping Stone School’s evolution, Rhonda remains actively engaged in the classrooms and the daily operations and meets personally with teachers and administrators daily. Bill Paver served for 25 years at the University of Texas at Austin as Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Director of Admissions, where he directed the Graduate and International Admissions Center. Their combined education and experience are an invaluable resource and asset that no other privately-owned early care and education provider in the nation has.
The corner stone of Stepping Stone School’s curriculum has been based on The Creative Curriculum® now called Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood®. Diane Trister Dodge, the founder of Teaching Strategies, Inc. is considered one of the foremost leaders in curriculum development for early education in our nation. This curriculum provides effective resources in four essential areas: curriculum, assessment, professional development and family connections, which adhere to national accreditation standards. Stepping Stone School also utilizes Teaching Strategies® Gold plus™ which is a highly effective assessment tool and provides guidance to individualize classroom activities to support all levels of learning and engages and challenges every child. No other local competitor uses this advanced learning tool.
Platinum Learning for Life™ also includes our own proprietary:
- Calendar of Curriculum Themes™
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum
- Communities of Character curriculum which nurtures deep community bonds in each child and teaches gratitude, philanthropy, empathy, compassion and solidarity that are good for the community and the heart
- American Sign Language
- Dual Language Learning™
- Music appreciation through Opus One
- Fit for Life™ nutrition and exercise
- Teacher training takes place through Stepping Stone University™
Platinum Learning for Life™ is a curriculum that incorporates and excels in all of these elements, resulting in superior experiences and outcomes for your children.