Stepping Stones Preschool Child Care
PLEASE NOTE: To align with guidelines from the MN Dept of Health and the CDC, the Summer 2020 Kid Connection and Stepping Stones programs will teach and practice Social Distancing and Health skills, including frequent hand washing, activity rotations, and cleaning materials and equipment between uses. We will also maintain small groups of mixed age classrooms, assigning 9 children to one classroom/one Instructor, throughout the summer, with minimal interactions throughout the day with other children and adults. Children will be asked to keep some distance between each other throughout the day.
*Children’s lunches will not have access to refrigeration or microwave.
*All Field Trips have been cancelled throughout the Summer.
*All personal belongings not needed on site, including stuffed animals, should be kept at home. Blankets and “softies” used for rest time should be taken home weekly and washed thoroughly.
*Children should bring a labeled refillable water bottle each day. Drinking fountains will not be available throughout the summer.
*Screening at Daily Drop-Off: The parent and child will be asked if they have the following symptoms: Temperature of 100 or above, Cough, or Shortness of Breath. If the answer is YES to any symptom, the child must return home and monitored for further symptoms.
*If a child becomes ill, the child must remain home for a minimum of 10 days (14 for siblings), and be fever free without medication and show decrease in respiratory symptoms for 3 days (72 hours)
Full day, Full week, School Year and Summer options
Ages 3-5 (3 years of age by Sept 1)
Stepping Stones Preschool provides the perfect stepping stone into Kindergarten with full day programming for children ages 3-5. Our staff utilize developmentally appropriate curriculum and fully equipped classrooms, so that children gain skills and experience in cooperative learning, critical thinking, number and letter recognition, phonemic awareness and early math concepts, science, dramatic play, art, music, and on-going discovery.
Children must be fully potty-trained and able to take care of their own toileting needs. Tuition is $205 per week.
Locations: Meadowview (MVES), North Trail (NTES), Riverview (RVES), and the Instructional Learning Center (ISC)
NEW! Stepping Stones, Gym 'N' Learn at ISC
Ages 3-5 ( 3 years of age by Sept 1)
Full day Full week, September through May
Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, Stepping Stones, at the ISC location (Instruction Services Center), will offer Stepping Stones Gym 'N' Learn. In partnership with our Farmington Twist 'N' Tumble program, students will enhance their Stepping Stones day with time built in the Gymnastics Gym to emphasize goals in 5 main areas: Academic: Letter/number recognition, letter sounds, counting, Fine Motor: Develop grip strength, pincer grasps, and reflexes using multi-sensory techniques. Gross Motor: Develop muscle strength with jumping, climbing and hanging. Hand-eye Coordination: Picking up items, tracking with eyes from beginning to end points. And Problem-solving: time and opportunity to find a solution when presented a challenge.
Children must be fully potty-trained and able to take care of their own toileting needs. Tuition is $240 per week.
Location: ISC (Instructional Service Center, 510 Walnut St)