Preschool

Preschool Programs at Stepping Stones

Children begin a life of learning long before they enter school. Building upon successful foundations that were molded at home, we strive to encourage each child’s love of learning by providing a program that is both academically and socially rich. Harnessing preschoolers’ imaginations and connecting the curriculum to their perspective backgrounds are just part of an education at Stepping Stones Preschool. Through active, inclusive, discovery-based learning the preschoolers develop both a passion and an aptitude for learning.

Our Curriculum

Beginning in our younger preschool rooms and continuing through our Pre-kindergarten program, Stepping Stones Preschool students are immersed in a rich variety of subjects in order to better prepare them for kindergarten. Specific curricular objectives include:

  • Beginning letter sounds (phonemic awareness)
  • Letter and word recognition (decoding)
  • Development of emergent reading skills
  • Counting and number/object correspondence (number sense)
  • Sorting and shapes (pre-algebra and geometry)
  • Scientific observation and experimentation
  •  Development of gross and fine motor skills through participation in visual and performing arts, music, and physical education
  • Religious and spiritual development
  • Growth of a strong, positive self image and both independent and group social skills

Full and Half-day Programs Available

We offer several programs to serve both the needs of our young students and our parents. Offerings include:

Half Day Programs:

  • A Tuesday, Thursday program (8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.)
  • A Monday, Wednesday, Friday program (8:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m.)
  • A Monday through Friday program.  (8:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m.)

Full Day Programs:

  • A Tuesday, Thursday program (6:30a.m.-6:00p.m.)
  • A Monday, Wednesday, Friday program (6:30a.m.-6:00p.m.)
  • A Monday through Friday program (6:30a.m.-6:00p.m.)

Application Process

To apply for our preschool program, obtain a copy of the Stepping Stones Preschool Enrollment Packet at our office 1001 Stone Canyon Dr. Roseville, CA 95661

Religious Affiliation

Stepping Stones Preschool was created to be a model of God’s love and grace through teaching love. We are partners with St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in guiding our children in their first steps in education and faith. Stepping Stones was established not solely as a community for Christians, but as a diverse community of educational and human formation, for people of all faiths and backgrounds. It is also a distinguishing characteristic of Stepping Stones Preschool that we seek to integrate religious and spiritual formation into an overall curriculum that is both rigorous and challenging.  Our curriculum incorporates the religious aspect of our program but also includes character building words that we work on with our students throughout the year.

Excellent Staff

Our staff members are under the direction of our Preschool Director, Ms.Lorie, who oversees the program and ensures its quality, academic viability, and safety.  Ms. Lorie has over ten years of preschool experience, all of our staff are experienced, fully certificated in Early Childhood Education, and have been selected for their enthusiasm, professionalism, and genuine love of children.  They stay in regular communication with parents and keep them informed about their child’s progress.