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Stepping Stones Children's Center believes that your child's education is fundamental to their development.  With this in mind Stepping Stones implements Frog Street Curriculum. To learn more about Frog Street please follow this link: 

Here at Stepping Stones we believe that family involvement and communication is key.  When family and school can work as a team for a child the outcomes are endless. We have an open door policy and welcome feedback and comments from parents.  Our teachers are available to schedule conferences at your convenience because we know that your child is the most important person in your life and knowing all that you can about your child is something you value.


Stepping Stones uses the HiMama app to communicate with our parents.  This app lets you know about your child's day in real time, see pictures of your child and also receive your billing.  The app has features to allow staff to upload their lesson plans along with the Illinois Early Learning Standards and for you to send and receive messages easily.  Click on the following link to see a power point on some of the wonderful features HiMama has to offer.  


Full Day Care is available between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for each of our rooms.  

After School Care is also available at Stepping Stones Children's Center. The Charleston school district provides bus service to and from the center to Mark Twain, Carl Sandburg and Jefferson. The Mattoon Stepping Stones provides bus service for children attending Riddle Elementary, Williams Elementary or St. Mary's. 
During the summer, school age children can attend the center full days.  The program includes biweekly field trips.  We attend places such as Douglas Hart Nature Center, Lincoln Log Cabin and many other places.
The Center is closed for major holidays:
New Years' Day
July 4th
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

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