Stepping Stone School is commemorating its 35th anniversary throughout the rest of the year with celebratory and philanthropic events. The festivities began Sept. 22 with a week-long, STEAM-themed series of activities and celebrations and continues through the rest of the year with giveaways, family events, community involvement, and more.
Stepping Stone School opened its first classrooms at 1710 Richcreek in November 1979 and has since expanded to 16 locations in the Austin area and two in College Station, with a campus in Austin’s Southpark Meadows planned to open in January 2015. Stepping Stone School began as one woman’s answer to the lack of intelligent and affordable child care options in Austin, and is still owned and operated by founders Rhonda and Bill Paver.
“We are proud to have provided education and care for more than 100,000 Texas children over the past 35 years and look forward to preparing many more children for academic success,” said Rhonda Paver. “We are honored and humbled by the enthusiastic support we consistently receive from our families and the community.”
In accordance with the company’s core value of serving the community, Stepping Stone School will once again support the Turkey Trot Kids’ K, provide volunteers to assist with the race and be on-hand Thanksgiving morning with giveaway items and children’s activities. The school regularly sponsors community events and charities, which include the American Heart Association, Caritas of Austin, Safe Place, Blue Santa, Dell Children’s Medical Center, college scholarships, food drives, and more.