Enriching Texas Pre-K & Kindergarten Academic Programs
At Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy, we offer a challenging academic curriculum to prepare our students not only for grade school but for life. We strive to meet the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and creative development of each student enrolled in our Pre-K and kindergarten academic programs in The Woodlands and Spring, TX. We believe children learn best through a combination of focused instructional time, mentally-stimulating academic opportunities, and active play. Every day is planned to give our students time to experience learning through age-appropriate activities. Our safe, nurturing environment presents opportunities for both small and large group interaction and play, as well as independent and quiet activities. We also encourage students to participate in community service projects and giving opportunities whenever possible.
“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”
– James Humes
Main Goals for Our Students at Stepping Stones
At Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy, our main goal is to provide the most meaningful opportunities for our students. While enrolled in our academic programs, your child will learn how to:
- Learn and express themselves at their own level of development
- Think, reason, question, and experiment
- Communicate with others and be able to understand and follow simple directions
- Participate in a structured environment consisting of group and individual activities
- Develop both large and fine motor skills
- Learn about self and others through role and dramatic play
- Experience creativity using a variety of art and craft materials
- Become aware of sound and rhythm through music
- Engage in an environment where they’re introduced to Spanish and computer skills
- Participate in a challenging educational, as well as, spiritual milieu
Introducing Brightwheel for Closer Communication
Communication is essential at Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy. We’re proud to introduce an all-in-one platform that facilitates communication and coordination between teachers and parents. It helps save time for our teachers while giving parents a closer connection to their child.
Benefits to Parents Include:
- A better connection to your child’s development
- Always being in the know via messaging and a built-in calendar
- Keep everything in one place – no need to search for answers in emails and printed documents
“You learn at your best when you have something you care about and can get pleasure in being engaged in.”
– Howard Gardner
Academic Programs with a Challenging Curriculum
Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy offers an environment that fosters success. Your child will be given the resources they need to meet and exceed their full potential. Your family will also share in this success, as you step up to new and exciting milestones of academic excellence. We offer two early childhood programs with two-day, three-day, or five-day options available. You’ll be able to choose either a School Day Program from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm or a Full Day Program from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm. We follow the Conroe Independent School District calendar for inclement weather and most of the holidays. However, we offer fun camps during Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring, and summer breaks. Our academic programs in The Woodlands and Spring, TX include:
Infant Care (0-18 Months)
Our infant care program follows the Frog Street Curriculum™, which focuses on cognitive, physical, social/emotional, and language development at your baby’s pace. Activities include storytime, music, and movement opportunities to encourage communication, social interaction, and trust.
Toddler Care (18-36 Months)
Our toddler care program also follows the Frog Street Curriculum™ with thematic lessons designed to make your child feel welcome in a classroom environment. Through the aid of puppets, song, and dance, your child will move further along in their cognitive, physical, social, and language development.
Preschool/ Pre-K (3-5 Years)
Our preschool program uses the distinguished Frog Street Curriculum, which prepares children ages 3-5 for academic success in kindergarten and beyond. Learning is enhanced by integrating literacy, math, science, social studies, social-emotional connections, technology, and art with daily lesson plans and workshops. Our pre-kindergarten classrooms utilize the award-winning early learning app called ABC Mouse full of games and learning activities to increase school readiness skills.
Stepping Stones uses state of the art early childhood curriculum with developmentally appropriate and intentional learning in mind for kindergarten readiness
Our private kindergarten program combines quality instruction with a well-rounded curriculum, which includes writing and reading workshops, math journals, independent and group work stations, and more. Our kindergarten students also enjoy outdoor play with shaded areas and climbing equipment.
Before & After-School Care
Our before and after-school care is licensed by the Texas Health & Human Services. Your child will have access to indoor and outdoor physical play areas, hands-on learning centers, structured STEAM enrichment activities, wholesome snacks, and the Homework Club for help with class assignments.
Holiday & Summer Camps (5-12 Years)
Our themed holiday and summer camps are suitable for children ages 5-12. Just because school is out on holiday doesn’t mean fun and learning must end. Your child will develop real-life skills and friendships through indoor and outdoor activities, field trips, swimming, hands-on projects, and more!