Our part-time preschool program was started in September 2012 and follows the public school calendar. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to work on their social skills and experience learning in a group as they prepare for kindergarten. Preacademics are woven into the preschool curriculum. Our primary focus, however, remains on developmentally appropriate play-based early childhood education that is engaging, creative and inspires a love of learning.
The classroom will have one teacher and a maximum of 12 children, age 3-5 years. A variety of part-time morning and afternoon schedules will be offered. Our preschool programs are developed around a theme for each week. These themes include topics such as seasons, holidays, numbers, animals, health and safety, etc. Throughout each day of the week, activities will be planned using social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. The use of a theme will aid the children in tying the activities of the week together. Although we work on preacademic activities, academic achievement is not pushed in our classrooms. We want learning to occur naturally as the children explore and experience the environment around them.
The curriculum will be customized to the children based on their attention spans, developmental levels and interests so that they will each learn in a developmentally appropriate manner. We want each child to be socially, academically and behaviorally prepared for kindergarten. We want them to be challenged and to experience success. When they leave Stepping Stones, they will have a positive self-image, secure foundation for learning and a motivation to increase their knowledge as they enter elementary school.
Download the Parent Handbook for additional detailed information about all the classrooms at Stepping Stones.
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1100 Wakarusa Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
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