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Helpful Private Pre-K & Kindergarten Parent Resources

Our highly-trained and dedicated staff at Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy supports our students’ families by providing helpful information and guidance. Whether your child is enrolled in our private Pre-K or Kindergarten in The Woodlands and Spring, TX, we’re happy to help parents with many common child development questions and concerns whether you’re having issues with potty-training your child, or you need additional speech and language services to help your child reach certain developmental milestones. If your needs are beyond our ability to help, we should be able to point you in the right direction, thanks to our many years of expertise in the field. Our preparatory academy also strives to keep families aware of and involved in community events in The Woodlands and Spring area.

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Playing a Vital Role in Your Child’s Everyday Nutrition

At Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy, we understand we play a vital role in our students’ lives. Working with you and your child, it’s our responsibility to help students learn and grow each day. Part of our role is serving them nutritious meals and snacks to ensure children get the nourishment and energy they need to learn and grow while being healthy. Research has shown several key relationships between nutrition and health, as well as nutrition and learning. We acknowledge and embrace our unique position to guide each student on the path to eating healthy from an early age. Our commitment to parents is to provide nutritious, appealing meals and snacks for our students. View a sample menu to get a better idea about your child’s nutrition while at our facility.

FrogStreet Newsletters and Blogs to Keep Parents Involved

At Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy, we strive to keep parents informed about their child’s development through FrogStreet Newsletters. Our newsletters make it possible for teachers and parents to communicate effectively about ways to get involved in their child’s education. Our staff also maintains a blog with many useful childcare topics, ranging from preparing your child for a smooth transition to a school setting to do-it-yourself holiday crafts and recipes to try at home. When you become part of our extended family, you’ll be given all the resources necessary to help your child succeed in our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten academic programs in The Woodlands and Spring, TX and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you and your children!

How Our Drop-In Child Care Works in The Woodlands, TX

Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy understands child care needs will vary by family. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new drop-in child care program in The Woodlands and Spring, TX. Children ages six weeks to 12 years old will feel welcome with a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities. As an established private preschool and kindergarten, we wanted to expand our offerings to include temporary child care at an affordable hourly rate for local parents looking for a safe, trusted facility for their little ones. We encourage prospective parents to come by and take a tour to get a better feel for our drop-in care. You may also download our admissions packet from the convenience of home!

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What’s the Cost of Drop-In Child Care at Stepping Stones?

Our drop-in child care program is offered from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. The cost starts at $10 an hour, whether your child falls in the six weeks-17 months or 18 months-12 years age category. We charge $7 an hour for additional siblings, as well as a $40 annual registration fee.

Are Immunization Records Required for Drop-In Child Care?

Yes, we do require current immunization records on file for all children who are not enrolled in school. If your child is enrolled in a school elsewhere, we’ll need you to provide the full contact information, including the school’s name, address, and phone number. Please note if your child isn’t enrolled in school, we do require immunization records to be up-to-date and accurate. If your family has chosen to exempt your child from receiving immunizations, we ask you to provide us with a completed State Vaccine Exemption Form.

Are Meals Provided During Your Drop-In Child Care Program?

We provide a balanced lunch for an extra $4 per meal. Upon arrival, please let our administration staff know what meal options you prefer. Snacks are provided at any time during the day, along with a refreshing cup of water. You’re also more than welcome to pack a meal and snacks for your child, as long as there are no peanut products involved. We’re a peanut-free facility due to allergies.

Are Reservations Required? How to Sign Up for Drop-In Care

You’re more than welcome to drop off your children anytime you need us during our posted hours for drop-in child care in The Woodlands and Spring, TX. However, due to our limited amount of infant spaces (6 weeks-17 months), we do recommend making a reservation whenever it’s possible. You may download our admissions packet and other forms for new family sign-ups on our website. You’ll need to drop off this paperwork during your first visit or plan to bring it in ahead of time. We look forward to seeing you at Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy!

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