Enrichment Programs in The Woodlands, TX
At Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy, we offer a variety of enrichment programs for students in The Woodlands, TX. We strive to meet the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and creative development of each student enrolled in our enrichment programs. 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.
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A Woodlands tradition for over 20 years, Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy is committed to providing the highest quality academic enrichment experience for your child. Our campers gain skills and knowledge that will help them succeed in school and in life. Contact us today to learn more about our enrichment programs!
The Language Spark makes learning Spanish fun for kids! Their beginner Spanish curriculum is created specifically for young children, and incorporates games, hands-on activities, puppets, videos and songs to make Spanish come alive. In addition, they incorporate multiple subject areas (Math, Science and Social Studies) into their lessons so that while learning Spanish, children are also learning age-appropriate content.
We are so excited to offer dance classes for ages 3-5 years. We guarantee a fun-filled year and hope to create the same love we have for dance in your child’s heart as well. These dance classes will introduce rhythm, music and dance into your child’s life, along with coordination and discipline as well. We will end the dance year with a BIG performance where family and friends will be invited to view!
Soccer Shots is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game.
Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.
Playball is a sports program designed for children ages 2-6 years old and focuses on developing their motor skills as well as their physical skills. We work on the whole child and develop aspects that involve life skills as well as teach the basic movements necessary for 7 ball sports (Tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, golf and soccer).
Did you know that positive movement and sport experiences enable children to know and grow in an environment that is rich in wonderful experiences?
We are so excited to offer dance classes for ages 2-5 years. A first-time dance experience, we learn to move and dance within a nurturing environment. We use fun music, props, and lots of smiles! We work with a creative dance syllabus and incorporate mat-based gym skills. A great time to meet new friends and share the love of dance. We will teach the basics of dance combined with jumping, turning, and leaping!
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:
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!
A Variety of Engaging & Educational Activities
No two days at Stepping Stones are alike. Each new lesson we present allows a new opportunity for enrichment. We help them explore subjects like mathematics, science, geography, and language arts in a safe, nurturing environment. Our activities:
- Encourage creativity and imagination
- Build skills in areas of interest
- Activate social and motor skills
Music and Movement
At Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy, we think that movement and music are essential for healthy brain development. These subjects are excellent for encouraging teamwork and boosting creativity in our students. We use percussion instruments, aerobics, dancing, singing, and more in our music and movement programs. The Stepping Stones crew enthusiastically leads your child through each activity. Our music and movement activities encourage:
- Motor skill development
- Hand-eye coordination
- Early language development
- Improved self-esteem and confidence
- Self-regulation and self-control
- Music appreciation
Our library programs aim to foster a love of reading. We hope to inspire children to read for both enjoyment and enrichment. Your youngster may discover a range of genres in our serene, welcoming environment. Our caring staff is always on hand to provide guidance or answer questions. At Stepping Stones, your child will learn to:
- Gain knowledge from different sources
- Develop critical thinking skills
- Expand their vocabulary
- Follow directions and understand instructions
- Interact with others through discussion
- Develop comprehension skills
Encourage your child's green thumb with our gardening activities. Our goal is to teach children the importance of caring for the Earth and the environment. They'll learn how to start seeds, build raised beds, create terrariums, identify plants, and more. Gardening helps children:
- Understand how plants grow
- Gain self-confidence as they observe their progress
- Learn about nutrition and healthy eating
- Develop patience and long-term goals
Work collaboratively with others