When I was pregnant with my first child 6 years ago, I didn't really know where to start looking for child care. My husband and I happened upon Stepping Stone (one of MANY places we visited and researched) and we decided to give it a try. We immediately felt welcomed and cared about, and this was just our initial tour of the school! We visited the infant room, and I instantly knew this was the place for our precious first baby! Now...3 children later...I could not imagine taking my children anywhere else!!\r
There are several teachers at the school that have been there since our first child was an infant in the school. Some of the teachers have even had all three of our children in their classroom. Because of that, Stepping Stone feels like a ""home away from home"" for our children, and I know without a doubt that my children are loved and cared for each and every day. Not only are they given that warm and loving environment, but they are also learning SO MUCH every single day! \r
Our oldest child is going to Kindergarten in the fall, and I know he will be more than ready for whatever comes his way. His fine motor skills, social and academic skills have taken off in his Pre-K class.\r
Our middle child was writing his name, spelling his friend's names out loud and in sign language and advancing by leaps and bounds very shortly after turning 3! His teacher is absolutely AMAZING! Our youngest came home showing us sign language (saying ""more"", ""please"", ""thank you"", ""mommy"", ""daddy""...the list goes on), animal sounds, body parts, pointing to pictures, etc starting very early in the infant and toddler classes. \r
I know beyond any doubt that these teachers are not ""baby sitting"" my children - they are giving them an education, but providing it in the kind of warm, welcoming, loving and nurturing environment that I would recommend to anyone!! I would never even consider taking my children out of Stepping Stone - we love it!!
Pros: Loving teachers and director that truly care about children!!