Stepping Stone School Children Safely Observe the Eclipse of the Sun

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Stepping Stone School children will observe the eclipse through NASA's live stream and create their own eclipses in the classroom.

Students interact with the NASA website.

Stepping Stone School in Austin, Texas, Friday, August 18, 2017

"This is an exciting event the children will remember for years to come. The enthusiasm is building in our classrooms and with our students for this once in a life time event," said Rhonda Paver, MA, owner and executive director of Stepping Stone School.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights–a total solar eclipse. In Texas, we will experience a partial eclipse of the sun.

During the eclipse, our children will stay indoors and all safety precautions will be in place. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for the children and they will be watching the eclipse via NASA’s live stream in each classroom.

Our young astronomers will create a solar eclipse in their classrooms to show how a small celestial body like the moon, can obscure the light from a much larger one, such as the sun. They will recreate this fantastic phenomenon by using a flashlight to represent the sun, a quarter as the moon and their faces as the Earth.

"This is an exciting event the children will remember for years to come. The enthusiasm is building in our classrooms and with our students for this once in a life time event," said Rhonda Paver, MA, owner and executive director of Stepping Stone School.

Below is the link the children will be viewing on Monday.

View NASA Solar Eclipse

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. Stepping Stone School has been named the Best in Childcare by the readers of Austin Family magazine for 19 years, Best of the Brazos Valley over the last three years 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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