Stepping Stone School Brings High-Quality Early Care and Education to Kyle's Plum Creek

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Award-Winning Child Development Center Opens 20th Campus

Stepping Stone School Plum Creek in Kyle, Texas, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Research has demonstrated that children enrolled in high-quality, early care and education programs continue to reap the benefits long into their educational careers.

With the population boom in Hays County continuing, Stepping Stone School is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art early care and education campus located in the Plum Creek master planned community of Kyle, TX. Stepping Stone School is renowned for its commitment to education, the community and the families of Kyle, TX who will now have a second campus providing high quality, educational child care. Stepping Stone School opened its new campus located at 1020 Lightfoot Street on June 5th.

“Research has demonstrated that children enrolled in high-quality, early care and education programs continue to reap the benefits long into their educational careers. We look forward to a wonderful partnership with each and every family and providing the nurturance, love and support each child deserves," said Rhonda Paver, Stepping Stone School founder and executive director.

This new campus provides a holistic, nurturing, and inclusive environment for all children which boasts classrooms designed using the latest research on learning environments, shaded and safe outdoor play areas, and enhanced security. In addition, the school is highlighting a ‘Literacy Grotto’ which gives children a glimpse into the history of writing materials and how paper shaped civilization. But most importantly, the students at the Plum Creek campus will benefit from Stepping Stone School’s nationally recognized Platinum Learning for Life™ curriculum.

Designed and built by Stepping Stone School’s own business development team, the new campus will continue the school’s tradition of creating innovative, environmentally sound spaces that inspire wonder and learning in the school’s students. For example, the campus features:

  •     The award-winning HATCH Technology interactive learning center and a Literacy Grotto filled with classic children’s literature.
  •     A hands-on S.T.E.A.M. curriculum room to pique children’s curiosity about how things work and introduce them to the endless possibilities of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
  •     The Atelier™ at Stepping Stone School Plum Creek is a unique and innovative concept designed to expand educational opportunities in the fields of art, design, building and architecture.
  •     Museum-quality installations where the children can examine a timeline reflecting the life of books.
  •     An overall museum-like environment that will provide a perfect setting where children will flourish and advance.
  •     Large naturally lit classrooms.
  •     Three age appropriate turfed playgrounds with exciting play and climbing structures for building large motor skills while exercising and having fun.
  •     An in-ground pool specifically designed for young children who are learning to swim.

Stepping Stone School at Plum Creek is now open and classrooms are filling up quickly with many children transferring from other Stepping Stone School campuses and pre-enrollments. Parents wishing to reserve their child’s place at this campus are invited to attend the Grand Opening on June 10th, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. You may also call 512-262-7409 and speak to Priscilla Benevides the campus principal or go to http://www.steppingstoneschool.com.

Stepping Stone School is Austin’s favorite provider of infant and toddler care, preschool, after-school care, summer camp and school holiday care. The new campus will serve children ages 6 weeks through 12 years and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

About Stepping Stone School:
Stepping Stone School, the largest privately owned childcare provider in Central Texas and the 31st largest in the nation, has been locally owned and operated since 1979. The Paver family has grown the company from its humble beginnings to the 20 schools it currently operates. The founders and employees apply the principles of the school’s nationally recognized curriculum while providing the highest quality early education and care. In addition, the founders and organization consistently exercise their philanthropic commitment to their community through donations of time, money, sponsorships and resources to organizations whose missions are to better the lives and education of children and families.

In January 2017, Stepping Stone School was recognized by Child Care Exchange magazine, the leading professional journal for the early education profession, with a cover story featuring Rhonda Paver and how Stepping Stone School is leading the nation in early care and education and the design of state-of-the art campuses.

Stepping Stone School has been named Best in Childcare by the readers of Austin Family magazine for 18 years, Best of the Brazos Valley in 2014 and Best Austin Preschool by the parents on Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect website in 2010. Stepping Stone School is also the tenth largest provider of corporate child care in the nation.

For more information, please visit the Stepping Stone School Web site at http://www.steppingstoneschool.com.

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