Curriculum

At Stepping Stones, we offer advanced instruction to children.  We are committed to providing a quality preschool program where children not only learn, but also feel safe and secure and have fun.  Stepping Stones offers an environment where your child can meet and exceed their full potential!  We are committed to working with the families at Stepping Stones to recognize the uniqueness of each one’s lifestyle and cultural heritage.  

 

Stepping Stones offers full-time and part-time programs.  We are open weekdays from 6:00am to 6:30pm.  We believe that your family will experience success as you step up to new and exciting milestones of academic excellence!

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0-18 mos.

Infant

The FrogStreet Infant curriculum is designed to build strong foundations for little ones ages 0-18 months. This child-centered program includes easy-to-use activities that:

  • Equip caregivers to nurture the little ones in their care.

  • Optimize key windows of opportunity for growth and development.

  • Are designed with intention and purpose and organized around developmental learning domains.

  • Feature Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline® strategies to enhance social and emotional development.

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18-36 mos.

Toddler

The FrogStreet Toddler curriculum is designed around the latest scientific early brain development research, this year-round program focuses on enhancing the simple joy of childhood while equipping caregivers to nurture curiosity through exploration. Activity are designed to:

  • Are organized around five developmental domains.

  • Offer differentiated instruction options to meet the needs of all learners.

  • Can be easily infused into daily routines, such as diaper changing, transitions, and outdoor play.

  • Are designed with intention and purpose to move children forward in their development.

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Pre-K/Preschool

Our prekindergarten classrooms utilize the latest learning solutions with the Hatch iStartSmart tablets full of games and learning activities to increase school readiness skills. iStartSmart enables children to work independently; they can access fun, educational and skill-building games while teachers can monitor their progress in REAL TIME.

Stepping Stones uses the research-based and classroom tested We Can! Curriculum, and we believe it to be the critical first step to reading and learning success!


 

We Can! Letter Sounds & Strokes is a comprehensive phonics program that develops phonological and phonemic awareness, letter-sound/symbol relationships, and alphabetic knowledge through memory games, computer activities and other fun lessons.

We Can! I Can Draw is a pre-writing program that uses art activities to engage young students and help them develop fundamental skills for printing letters and numerals while teaching them how to listen and follow directions.

We Can! provides rich experiences across every domain and addresses the skills needed for success while also strengthening leadership skills, appreciation for cultural diversity and development of problem solving skills.

Phonological awareness and pre-writing promotes vocabulary and word knowledge and offers explicit phonics instruction.

Math concepts include number sense, patterns, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, sorting and classifying and problem solving. Science, health and safety provides opportunities for free exploration of science materials, develops skills for inquiry, discussion and problem solving through hands-on experimentation.

Fine Arts and Physical Development encourages communication through dramatics, provides opportunities to illustrate ideas through art experiences, and uses music and exercise to encourage active participation.

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Private Kindergarten

Our Private Kindergarten program has been designed to challenge students by providing quality instruction with a well-rounded, diversified curriculum. The balanced literacy approach by Lucy Calkins and Colleagues introduces Reading and Writing Workshops:

  • Reading Workshop

  • Shared Reading 

  • Interactive Read Aloud

  • Writing Workshop 

  • Shared Writing

  • Interactive Writing

Our math curriculum includes Math Work Stations by Debbie Diller. Math Work Stations allow students to develop conceptual understanding and skills as well as use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. Key concepts are based on TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills).

 

This diversified and well-rounded education program also takes advantage of integrated learning by using the STEAM based approach. Our students will engage in learning through journals and activities in the four specific disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These disciplines are taught in a blended learning environment, allowing us to provide the best private school education in The Woodlands, TX.

 

We are also excited to introduce our Promethean interactive panel. To enhance learning in the classroom, our Private Kindergarten Program utilizes an Android-based interactive wall panel that is intelligently designed for the modern classroom.  

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