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Stepping Stones believes that each child is a unique person. Each child is respected for his or her individual personality, learning style and family background. We have created an environment where your child is nurtured while building self-esteem. Our objective is to provide a setting where your child will feel secure and you are confident in the care being provided.

Stepping Stones provides your child with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, which enhance social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.  We believe that an emergent curriculum gives children the opportunity to learn based on their interests.  Child-centered activities promote active learning and encourage children to make their own choices.  We stimulate children's interests through exposure to art, music, sensory experiences and storytelling both in and outdoors.

Our main goal is for your child to thrive in personal growth
and development through a positive experience while at Stepping Stones.

 Stepping Stones
is an exciting Child Care Center serving families with children ages 2 months to 6 years (or prior to Kindergarten). We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
We offer a Breakfast Bunch option at 7:30 a.m. Regular drop-off begins at 8:00 a.m.

Our Infant Program is a 5-day only Program with an early pick up (3 p.m.) or full day (5:30 p.m.).

 For our Toddlers and Preschoolers we offer 2, 3, 4 and 5 day programs,
with early (3 p.m.) and later (5:30 p.m.) pick-up options.

 Our Preschoolers can also opt to enroll in our morning only program from 8:30 - 12:30

Families can choose a 10-month, full-year or summer schedule.

*We accept enrollment throughout the year based on availability.

Stepping Stones offers a warm, bright, home-like atmosphere. Our children are encouraged and nurtured while engaging in developmentally age-appropriate activities. We designed a curriculum that allows the children to learn based on their interests.

Stepping Stones provides a safe and secure environment that is designed to allow the children to grow using their inquisitive nature.

With praise and encouragement, and safety assured, we promote active learning through activities that develop the children’s self-esteem and foster independence.

Enrolling at Stepping Stones…

When considering enrollment, we encourage parents to schedule a visit to the center to observe the classrooms and meet the staff. After visiting the center, parents may fill out and return an application for enrollment with a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee. If a space is not available immediately, this will place your child on our waiting list. When a space becomes available, the family will be notified and will receive a contract for the full year, school year or summer program. 

Along with a signed contract parents must provide a security deposit of a full month’s tuition.

Deposits are non-refundable and will be used as a last month’s tuition.  Stepping Stones has an open enrollment policy; families already enrolled in the center have first priority for siblings. 

New family enrollments are accepted on a first come-first serve basis.

To receive more information on the center and to schedule a visit please contact: 
Infant-Toddler Center ~ Elizabeth at 617-926-1434 or elizabeth@stepcare.net
Preschool ~ Maggie or Tara at 617-744-5447 or maggie@stepcare.net & tara@stepcare.net
Email is the fastest way to schedule tours!

Our Infant & Toddler Center and Main Office is located at 13 Bates Rd, Watertown MA
Our Preschool Program is located right next door at 226 Mt. Auburn St.

Stepping Stones Child Care Center, Inc.

respects the dignity of each family and its culture, customs and beliefs. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, cultural heritage, national origin,

marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation or political beliefs.


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