Three Newport News childcare centers!
Pilot House Drive: (757) 706-3844

Jefferson Ave: (757) 369-2528
Warwick Blvd: (757) 595-9096



Helping children through the stepping stones of life

ABOUT STEPPING STONES

MISSION

Our mission at Stepping Stones Child Development Center is to provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment with positive role models committed to instilling self-esteem and respect for all, and to administer developmentally appropriate activities that contribute to the optimal physical, cognitive,language, social and emotional growth and development of all students.


PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work, and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.


In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking). In using real materials such as blocks and trying out their ideas, children learn about sizes, shapes, and colors and they notice relationships between things.


CURRICULUM GOALS

The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts.


Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We're teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives. We're allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We're giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

CHILDCARE FEATURES

• State licensed

• Full-time and part-time care

• Before- and after-school care

• Summer care

• Early hours (starting at 5:30 a.m.)

• Late hours (until midnight)

• Open on Saturdays (Warwick, Jefferson)

• Childcare assistance from the DSS accepted

• Nutritious, hot meals (USDA participant)