Stepping Stone School of Cat Hollow's Full Profile
Stepping Stone School is a comprehensive early care and education program in the Austin, Round Rock, and College Station areas that profoundly nurtures children and prepares them for lifelong happiness. This means: 1) Your child will be nurtured toward confidence, social success, academic achievement and school readiness. 2) Your child will be safe in a clean, organized and educational environment. 3) The teacher-child and teacher-parent relationships will complement your parent-child relationship. 4) You will enjoy a trusted partnership with your child’s principal and teachers. The Stepping Stone School experience will promote your child’s sense of belonging, as well as ensure healthy cognitive, physical and social-emotional development. Our goal is to exceed your expectations! Welcome to Stepping Stone School.
|Facility Type:||Center-Based Preschool
||Dress Code:||No Dress Code
Curriculum is so much more than just a charted plan posted on the wall.
At Stepping Stone School, our accelerated curriculum begins with the teacher herself. The thoughtful way she arranges the classroom, her careful choice of materials for each center, the curriculum resource guides she uses to put together the weekly learning plan – they’re all components of curriculum.
All the pieces that make up Stepping Stone School curriculum – from the teachers we select to the design of our schools to our Early Achievers Program™ – are purposefully selected based upon our decades of experience and research. All are aimed at achieving physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development. And all share the overarching goal of helping our students reach their full potential.
And it is all set into motion in a single instant: the moment a teacher interacts with your child.
Programs and Tuition
|Infant Care, Pre-K, Preschool
||6 weeks – 1 years
||1 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 4 years
||4 – 5 years
||5 – 6 years
||M, T, W, Th, F
||6:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
||M, T, W, Th, F
||6:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Ready to enroll your child with the best early care and education program available? Great! Just download and complete our Enrollment Application, and mail it to 1910 Justin Ln., Austin, TX 78757, or drop it off at any Stepping Stone School campus along with a check or money order for your enrollment fee.
Health and Safety
At Stepping Stone School, we think of the health and safety of our students and families as the bedrock upon which everything else we build rests. So providing a learning environment that is clean, healthy and secure is our number-one priority.
Our hygienic practices often exceed those required by state regulations and recommended in the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards. For example, Stepping Stone School requires:
gloves to be worn during diaper changes;
changing station disinfection and fresh exam paper for each diaper change;
soiled diapers to be removed from the building immediately following a change;
infant room air-purification systems;
use of nontoxic sanitizing solution;
use of eco-friendly anti-microbial and non-irritating cleaning solutions;
HEPA-filtered vacuuming of buildings daily at the close of business; and
negative tuberculosis test-results verification from all staff members.
Stepping Stone School’s supreme safety measures give parents comfort and confidence, so they can give us their trust. Our safeguards include:
24-hour video surveillance;
background, FBI-fingerprint and criminal-history checks on all potential employees;
staff ID badges;
stringent name-to-face transition procedures to ensure each child is accounted for at key points throughout the day;
CPR- and first-aid-certified staff;
outdoor canopies with 98% UV protection; and
age-appropriate outdoor playgrounds, positioned a safe distance from surrounding streets and parking lots, and enclosed by privacy fencing.
At eight of our largest campuses, Stepping Stone School has added video monitoring cameras in all classrooms, with the real-time video feed displayed on monitors in the welcome area or principal’s office. This system helps families transition between home and school, and reassures parents that their children are adjusting once parents leave the classroom. The video system is also used to train and monitor new employees.
It’s this meticulous commitment to sustaining a healthful, secure school that earns your peace of mind and well being, and helps make Stepping Stone School the best.
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