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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Teacher Eats Worm!

The three and four-year-olds have been studying worms and now it’s time to finish the thematic unit. The children are studying live earthworms on a mat in class (see photo).  They touch them and gently discover first hand what a worm feels, smells … Continue Reading

Our Families Are The BEST!

Please enjoy the following video that President Bev Carroll put together earlier this year. It is a montage of children and their parents in the preschool classroom setting.  Our parents MUST attend 32 hours of adult education, home visiting, parenting … Continue Reading

Please View our Informational Video

Thanks to Avnet and Avnet’s Tammy Schultz, we have a recent video that tells you all about our program.  Please click on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WWRrxF8vrE A special thanks to our Board President Bev Carroll for posting it on UTube for us!

You Are Invited!

“A Stepping Stone has become our family, teaching us that with effort and dedication we can meet our goals and exceed in providing a better education for our children.”   In celebration of our parents’ hard work and accomplishments, You are invited … Continue Reading

Educare Arizona Visit

I had the distinct privilege of visiting Educare Arizona Friday morning which is located at on 48th Street south of McDowell in Phoenix.   If you are an early childhood educator, you will feel as if you’d died and gone to heaven when … Continue Reading

Cena y Serenata Pictures Are Here!

Dear Supporters, Many of you know each year we have an annual fundraiser called Cena y Serenata where we not only raise funds for our family literacy program, but feature cultural music and entertainment.  This year we had Arizona classical guitarist, … Continue Reading

Special Thanks to Climatec Support

As I sit in my naturally lit, generously appointed office surrounded by healthy air and good people, I am struck as I often am by the generosity of our Phoenix community.  In particular, I would like to personally thank Vianne and … Continue Reading

Storytime With Starfish

This weekend, I stopped by friend and budding author/storyteller, Natalie Kay Starfish to deliver some illustrations my son had done (shameless plug from mommy).  Natalie regaled me with her wonderful reading style and adorable live sidekick, Woody The Dog.  If you … Continue Reading

Former Stepping Stone Parents Now Community Leaders

As I exited a community conference with the Arizona Education Foundation Evaluating Committee at Westwood Elementary, I noticed former Stepping Stone parent, Carmen Lopez, across the room.  Carmen is currently the president of the local PTO (Parent Teacher Organization).  She waved … Continue Reading

They talk about it, we do it!

Preschoolers OR Parents? BOTH! Today, on the NPR site, the following article reports a study initiated by University of Chicago to see if the bigger bang for social investment is in the young child, or that child’s parent(s).  A Stepping … Continue Reading