Leander >Community & Social Services > Stepping Stone School 10
225 Block House Dr, Leander, TX | Directions 7864130.544876 -97.838008
Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
LOVE THIS SCHOOL! – After reading a couple of not-so-nice reviews about this school AND it's staff I felt the need give my review.
I was terrified when it was time to pick a daycare for my son. When I called and asked to schedule a tour they indicated they prefer me to come in whenever it's convenient so I can see the school in normal operating conditions, that way I didn't feel like they were "making it pretty" for me. To me that was AMAZING! After showing up when it was convenient for me, I immediately signed my son up and have never looked back almost 3 years later and are about to enroll our brand new baby girl.
The director (Cherie) and assistand director (Christina) and ALL the staff have treated our family as their own ever since! My son loves everyone there and doesn't want to leave when I come to pick him up. To me that says something. My sons development is incredible and is constantly nurtured everyday.
If you are not sure where to find a nurturing, loving, personal and professional school to send your kids in the Leander area, look no further! Stepping Stone 10 should be your FIRST and LAST stop! You won't be disappointed. I love my Stepping Stone 10 staff :)
Outstanding School – Our Children have attended Stepping Stone schools for over 8 years and more specifically Stepping Stone 10 for 4 years. Ms Cherie (Principal) is a professional and caring director. She is proactive and truly cares about the children at the school. Both Ms Cherie and Ms Christina (Asst Principal) are always available to answer questions and to provide a caring atmosphere where we feel our children are well taken care of. The advanced Pre-K program truly prepared our children for Kindergarden. The teachers we have worked with over the years Ms Donna, Ms C. Ms Alicia, Ms Carlene, and, Ms Lana care about the children and are always available to talk to parents and to provide updates about the childrens progress. Highly recommend this school.
Great School – I LOVE THIS school! Both my girls went to this location for more than a year and the ONLY they are not there now is due to relocation. After reading the previous review I felt the absolute need to correct what was wrote! When my girls attended this school they were the happiest children ever the teachers were loving and nurturing. My youngest started in the infant room and moved through to the two year old room. Mrs. Nancy the 18 to 24 month old teacher made me feel like my child was the only one she was giving her personal attention to. My oldest was in the advanced pre- kindergarten class with ms.lana, she learned more in the few months with Ms.Lana than ever! My daughter was reading an writing her own name by the time she was three and a half!!!
Mrs. Cheire and Mrs.Christina ( principle and assistant principle) knew every child's name and even the parents. When I would walk in the door they would offer to help me in or out. They addressed my children as if they were their own children. The feel of the school always made my morning. Mrs.Cherie was alway happy and professional. I would recommend this specific location to anyone and everyone. My husband and I are even hoping to move out that way again because we feel like our children have never been taken care of better and you don't come across a school this amazing every day!!!!
School going down the drain- – The school is at a good location and have a FEW good teachers. There has been a lot of turn over at this school however. The campus director doesn't seem involved with her teachers. The campus director is sitting in her office with usually two staff talking away during peak times (i.e. morning drop offs and at the end of the work day pick up). I thought it was the norm at peak times to have available staff (like the 2 or 3 sitting in the front area) to go to the classes and walk around and help out the teachers with transitioning from the morning drop off class to their assigned class. Not here!! They don't greet the parents when they walk in or leave. Where is the teacher and parent support here!! We are really disappointed how this director is managing this campus. We are planning to move our child(ren) out of this school.
I wanted to give this school a chance but I have not seen any improvement in the past 6 months---and don't expect to see it change unless the owner put tighter guideline on her directors on her school locations.
These teachers need support and I don't see it. They are working hard caring for the children but when they have a few kids that are more challenging to handle and they are hitting on kids and disrupting the class and children and the director does not suppor her teachers...something is not going right here.
We just wanted to make this know for other parents.
could have been a great schoool. – At first I loved this school. And for $760 a month full time for a toddler with a hot lunch seemed like a great bargain. Top that with their accrediations and I sent my son here. But then I noticed every other week some kid would bite him. He would have bite marks on his arms, hands, and back. I asked the asst director how to remedy this problem and she said they dont punish the other kids they pretty much don't do anything but make them apologize and hug it out!! how does that stop biting? it doesn't!! it looked like i abuse my child that's how bad. She proceeds to tell me this is normal and a fact of child life. I told her my son has never bitten anyone. she tells me all kids bite. yeah right. my son started biting ME because they just let kids bite eachother all willy nilly in this place. and do nothing to them. or even talk with their parents. They offered to move him into another class with less known biters. I accepted. But me and the asst director have been cold towards eachother ever since. i prefer to speak with the main director whenever i have issues. Well the descision to switch daycares was made easier for me when I was told they were raising rates in September. They are no longer the most affordable child care in Leander. I plan on going elsewhere to a more affordable program and also has had GREAT reviews. The reason for the increase in rates? On the paper, it said because 30 staff were getting their CDA. We are basically paying for someones college education. I wish someone did that for me. Why should parents have to pay for someone to get their degree? The company should pay or else not offer it. or at least make the employee pay part of it. They are just another big business where money is the bottom line. That's why i'm going to a privately owned christian day care. forget it.
Awesome School!! – My children have the honor of attending Stepping Stone in Blockhouse. We have been with them for quite a few years now and love them!! My children love attending and seem very happy when I drop them off and pick them up. My daughter is in Amanda Alger's class and has made amazing strides with her. My son is with Ms. Lynae and he is always smiling with her! My son started in the infant room and he absolutely loves Miss Kim, Miss Linda, and Miss Michelle! All of my children's teachers have been so patient and compassionate when working with them. It is comforting to know that not only are my children well cared for, but also loved when I can't be with them. The school is always clean, organized, and welcoming. This would be an excellent school for any young child!
Great School! – I switched my son to Stepping Stone this past Jan. because they had such great reviews. Recently, my infant daughter also now attends and I am very pleased with the staff, the care of the children, and the management. Miss Amanda Alger teaches my son and ever since she took over that class he has learned so much more. I admire her teaching ability and patience with the class. The children respect her and really have a great time. My daughter's class is run by Miss Kim, Miss Michelle, and Miss Linda and she enjoys going there everyday. They just love her and knowing my kids are well taken care of and safe mean everything to me in a daycare. I would highly recommend this school to anyone for all ages.
Stepping Stone is Wonderful – My son attends Stepping Stone X at Blockhouse and the pre-k team is the best there is. My son is in Ms. Amy's class and he has learned so much while he has been there. Ms. Amy always has a smile on her face. She is warm and excited to see each and every child that walks into the building. She takes great pride in what she does and the activities that she does with her class are fabulous. I am a very proud mom to have my child attend Stepping Stone X and be a part of Ms. Amy's classroom. I would highly recommend her classroom to any family.
Best Day Care – I would like to say that Stepping Stone Day Care at Block House Creek Leander Tx is awesome! My child has attended the school from pre K up until now with the after school program.
First off the school prepared her well for kindergarden where she started the school year reading at a 1st grade level! My daughter has loved grade school because she has a good reading level. Thanks to Stepping Stone; especially Ms.Christina and Ms.Jessica!!!! There are many great long term committed teachers here.
The staff are dedicated and hold high standards for the students and themselves. The children are guided to work at their own level but also guided to attain new skills. Teachers set the tone for safety and respect for all. I feel that my child is safe at this school.
The play activities and school yard are interesting, varried and there is SHADE in the play area! The summer program is outstanding with field trips and swim lessons!
I recommend this school. I feel comfortable talking to the staff about any concerns and they listen. I can truely say this school has the gold standard!
Thank you Ms.Christina and Ms.Jessica and all the other teachers at Stepping Stone!
Absolutely great place – My older daughter has been in Stepping Stone X's Pre-K program for one year and it was a truly fantastic year for her. She blossomed socially and learned so much more than at her previous school. She loved going to school and would ask to go even on her days off. The teachers there are terrific as are the administration staff. I will definitely enroll my younger daughter at Stepping Stone School X.
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