The mission of Stepping Stones Preschool is to provide a high quality education for 3-5 year olds with an emphasis on parent involvement. Stepping Stones Preschool is an early childhood education program designed to nurture the development of the whole child. Preschool activities are selected to stimulate intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and pre-academic growth, and promote the child's abilities in the areas of listening, following directions, concentrating, remembering, and expressing increasingly complex ideas. Creativity and self-expression are encouraged to build the child's confidence as a creator. The emphasis is on process over product.
Stepping Stones Preschool is a non-profit corporation and is licensed by the state of Iowa. It is governed by a Board of Directors which is elected from the general membership. We are affiliated with The Iowa City Schools and the State Wide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP). The SWVPP consists of 10 free hours of preschool instruction which significantly reduces the cost of our program.