Our philosophy closely resembles yours as a parent. Together we can help your child take his or her first steps toward a lifetime of achievement. We strive to be your trusted partner and to provide the best early chilhood education for your children. Our hands-on, intergrated curriculum follows the "Creative Curriculum" and provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences that meet the individual needs of each child. A preschool education is so much more than just learning numbers and letters. We infuse character development throughout the program, teaching and modeling concepts like friendship, generosity, and honesty. By understanding the value of play, our program encourages curiosity and exploration, instilling a lifelong love of learning. We provide a safe, nurturing, creative environment so your child can laugh, learn, and explore.
We consider our students to be gifts from God, shared by you, that are temporarily in our care. We hope to make a difference in their lives and impress upon them the value that they bring to our school and the world.
Our School is a Non-Profit Organization
Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc. is self-supported by tuition, registration fees, grants, our annual fundraising project, and the generous support of our families and community.
Who Runs our School
The day-to-day operations of the school are managed by the principal officers of the corporation, Sue Bohne and Pam Lohri. Sue, the Director, has been working in the early childhood education field for 21 years. She has been directing Stepping Stones Preschool for the past 7 years. Sue believes in creating an environment of warmth, welcome, and kindness that embraces every child and their family. Students run to hug Ms. Sue good-bye every day as they head out the door. Pam Lohri, the Assistant Director, has been working in the early childhood education field for 9 years. She became the Assistant Director in 2011. Pam combines her hands-on experience with the knowledge she attained via a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in early childhood education to foster a culture of best-practices at Stepping Stones Preschool.
Parent involvement is encouraged and board members are made up from parents, grandparents and caregivers. The Parent Board works in conjunction with the staff to organize and run activities, act as room parents, and recruit help.
Membership & Licensing
The Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc. admits students of any race, ethnicity, religion (creed), gender, national origin, or family composition, including all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion (creed), gender, national origin, or family composition in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc. is a Christian based school. We are licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF, License #C09OR0701), and are a member of the Florida Association for child Care Management (FACCM). We are a VPK approved site. Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc. became incorporated in 2011 in the belief that quality education and strong foundations are the stepping stones of every childs life.