Notes from the parents who allow us to care for their children on a daily basis...
"My Daughter had the pleasure of attending Stepping Stones Pre-School & Daycare since May of 2021. I can not say enough great things about this child center, the owner & all of the teachers. They are all very present and in the moment. I've never walked in and seen a teacher distracted on their phones or not paying attention to their environments. They pour all of their love and compassion into their children and I would trust every teacher there with my daughter. In the year and a half she was there her personal development, social skills, emotional skills & over all well being has been excellent!
The app is amazing:
- Daily pictures of my daughter playing with friends
- Daily potty updates (wet, bm, dry, both) and times
- Daily eating updates (when, how much, etc)
- Open line of communication with teachers
- They ALWAYS respond to any message promptly
They treat these children like their own and I would recommend any parent to look here first. Unfortunately due to relocating, we had to pull her from here. But we are truly so grateful and appreciative and it honestly put a pit in our stomachs having to transition our daughter to a new daycare center. Thank you guys for everything!!"
-Brandon & Alexandra (Mendon, MA)
"We’ve had a very positive experience with the childcare program at Stepping Stones. My children love their teachers, who are always warm, friendly and nurturing. There is plenty of both learning and play. My children are excited for their school days. They love the outdoor play, special themed days and projects they do. I would definitely recommend Stepping Stones for a family looking for a quality daycare in the area."
-Erica & Woody (Bellingham, MA)
"My son (now age 5) attended Stepping Stones for about 2 years until just before the start of Kindergarten. He has learned so much and developed socially and academically. He enjoys the fun activities and the structure of each day, and I feel he is very prepared for Kindergarten. His teachers are all incredible and have done a great job keeping me posted of any changes in his behavior or concerns they might have. He will miss Stepping Stones as we have had such a great experience there."
-Sara & Thomas (Cumberland, RI)
"Steppingstone's has been our second family since 2007 when our oldest (now 6) was a toddler. Prior to that we had sent him to a larger facility and then to a home daycare. The larger facility placed more importance on the financial success of the business rather than the care and nurturing of our child. The home daycare was very nice but didn't have the ability to provide the structure needed to encourage growth and learning. At Steppingstone's we found the best of both worlds! They provide the same structured educational environment of the larger facilities with the cozy, warm feeling of a home daycare. So when we had a second and then a third child, we didn't hesitate about sending them to Steppingstone's. The turnover rate of their staff, unlike many of the larger facilities, is extremely low because the staff members really love going to work every day. That provides consistency for our children because they know that the same smiling faces will greet them every morning. Our youngest son is four and attends the Preschool program currently. He will be graduating in the Spring and is excited to wear a cap and gown like his older brother did two years ago. We feel confident that the education provided at Steppingstones has given him the foundation needed for Kindergarten. Our daughter is currently in the infant/toddler room and is learning so many new words and skills every day. I receive printouts daily of her snacks, meals, nap times and diaper changes and never have to guess at what type of day she had. She loves to see her brother out at the playground twice a day and I love knowing that they are together. We are so grateful to have found Steppingstones and would highly recommend this facility to anyone in need of child care."
-Christina & Brent (Webster, MA)
"Our daughter began her time in day care at 3 months old in an “at home” daycare. We made the switch to SteppingStone's when she was 15 months old since we felt she was not getting the educational environment she needed. Since our move to SteppingStone's, our daughter has grown by leaps and bounds, especially with her communication skills. Even after a few weeks at SteppingStone's, she went from only saying a few words, to saying many words and even partial sentences. The staff at SteppingStone's is great and they always take the extra steps to make our daughter feel safe and at ease. They have a varied curriculum with a new theme every week and numerous activities that engage and encourage her to explore her world. Our daughter is 2 ½ now and I have no doubt she will be more than ready for Kindergarten when the time comes. We are so glad we made the switch to SteppingStone's!"
-Samantha (Bellingham, MA)
“My children have attended SteppingStone's for the past 5 years and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of care and attention that they have received. There is a very low turnover of the staff and the facility is always incredibly clean. The books, toys and activities are always wonderful and the kids always look forward to the special events. My older daughter loved her time there and always likes to go back and visit. In fact, she asks for her teachers to attend special events at her new school since she loves them so much. Her current teachers have commented on her great manners and interpersonal skills which I know were not only fostered at home but in preschool as well. When I had my son, who started at 4 months, it was very hard for me to leave him so young but all of the teachers made me feel very confident that he was being taken excellent care of. He is now 3 and absolutely loves his school and his teachers. I know that I can stop in unannounced at any time and the kids are being attended to. The teachers always show genuine concern for the kids and I know if my son needed it, the teachers would hold him all day long to make him feel better. He always makes sure to get hugs from everyone before he leaves which his teachers happily accommodate. I am happy to recommend SteppingStone's to anyone who asks. It is a great school
with a great staff!" -Jessica, (Milford, MA)