Stepping Stone School Xvii
1007 E 40 Th Austin, TX
Daycare & Child Care, Preschools, Center
Up to 13 yrs
6:30am - 6:15pm
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About Stepping Stone School Xvii
Stepping Stone School Xvii can be an instrumental part of the learning journey for the students and families of Austin. Stepping Stone School Xvii is a center-based early care and education program, and as a center provides that school-like environment that’s structured for students to learn, grow and thrive. This environment can help prepare students for the levels ahead and kindergarten. As a center, as well, Stepping Stone School Xvii has the space and resources for activities, an enriching curriculum and plenty of peers of similar ages for students to learn and laugh with. The benefit of a full-time schedule for children, too, can be dramatic! In a structured, repeated learning environment, students will play with the same peers, get familiar with the same staff and experience something new every day. The full-time schedule at Stepping Stone School Xvii offers families these things for their children in an environment that’ll soon become a real community. Parents get the advantages of long blocks of time to work while students will grow their social, behavioral and cognitive skills. In addition, Stepping Stone School Xvii teaches a mixed-age curriculum that facilities peer learning and communal growth. In a mixed-age classroom like at Stepping Stone School Xvii, students receive open-ended, stimulating activities and are encouraged to move at their own pace. Younger students receive help and encouragement from older students, boosting their confidence and self-esteem, and older students get to lend a helping hand, teaching empathy and the joy of giving. Mixed-age learning replicates the best of a family or neighborhood group structure as children socialize with peers a little ahead or a little behind their own development path.