Stepping Stones Children's Center believes that your child's education is fundamental to their development.  With this in mind Stepping Stones implements The Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies.  


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.


Full Day Care is available between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for each of our rooms.  Although full week schedules are preferred, part time schedules are accepted.

There is a preschool option for children starting at 2 years of age.  This program goes from 9:00 - 11:30 each morning. 


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