Stepping Stones Academic Enrichment

Ages: 4 by 9/1/2016 or last year in pre-school

Stepping Stones is a kindergarten readiness enrichment program. We strive to promote developmental growth socially, physically, emotionally and academically. Each day is planned to offer many experiences that build skills in math, language arts, science and art. We also emphasize developing social and interpersonal skills. We include an introduction to computers and integrate technology while learning literacy and math concepts through educational games. Our program is theme based and rooted in the philosophy that young children learn best through play.

Stepping Stones is:
  • A reading and writing readiness enrichment program
  • Nurturing environment to help your child excel academically and socially
  • A fantastically fun experience for your child, engaging with other kids while learning valuable skills

Stepping Stones offers academics and enrichment for children in their last year of preschool, filled with hands-on, multi-sensory experiences in the following areas:

  • Discovery: Math, Literacy, Science & Social Studies
  • Creative Arts: Music, Art, Dramatic Play & Creative Movement
  • Technology: Integrating Computer Skills & Educational Games
  • Play Time: Indoor & Outdoor Play, Games & Exercise
  • Small Class Size: Max 15 Students
Registration for 2016-2017 began February 29, 2016.

Limited spaces still available.

Call 847-914-9100 for pricing and more information.

Stepping Stones 2016-2017 – The Specifics

Sept 6, 2016 – June 9, 2017

1 day option
  • Academic Enrichment 1 day: M, T, or W
  • Time: 9:15am-11:15am or 12:45pm-2:45pm
  • Call for pricing
  • Lunch Bunch (optional)
  • Transportation to or from pre-school (optional)
  • Aftercare Option (3:00-6:00pm)
2 day option
  • Academic Enrichment 2 days: Choose M, T, or W for 1st day
  • Academic Enrichment 2 days: Choose Th for 2nd day
  • Time: 9:15am-11:15am or 12:45pm-2:45pm
  • Call for Pricing
  • Lunch Bunch (optional)
  • Transportation to or from pre-school (optional)
  • Aftercare Option (3:00-6:00pm)
3, 4 and 5 day options
  • Academic Enrichment 2 days: Choose M, T, or W for 1st day
  • Academic Enrichment 2 days: Choose Th for 2nd day
  • And 1, 2 or 3 day(s) of additional, creative Starland classes of your choice (see list)
  • Time – Academic Enrichment: 9:15am-11:15am or 12:45pm-2:45pm
  • Time – Additional Classes: See seasonal schedule
  • Call for pricing
  • Lunch Bunch (optional)
  • Transportation to or from pre-school (optional)
  • Aftercare Option  (3:00-6:00pm)

Stepping Stones: Academic Curriculum

The following list is a sample view of what will be taught during each session of Stepping Stones.

Fall Session
Language Arts
  • Letter knowledge
  • Letter formation
  • Beginning sounds
  • Number words
  • Story sequencing
  • Identifying numerals
  • Counting  1-10
  • Shapes
  • One to one correspondence
  • Sorting by size and color
  • Simple patterns
  • Fall season and weather
  • Leaves
  • Pumpkins
  • Corn
  • Fall on the farm
Winter Session
Language Arts
  • Syllables
  • Uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Rhymes
  • Opposites
  • Color words
  • Positional words
  • Numerical order
  • Numbers to 20
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Matching sets
  • Shape combinations
  • Addition
  • Simple measurement
  • Winter season and weather
  • Arctic animals
  • Germs
  • Sound
Spring Session
Language Arts
  • Ending sounds
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Blending sounds
  • Word families
  • Sight words
  • Numbers to 50
  • Graphing
  • Tally marks
  • Subtraction
  • Money-pennies
  • Spring Season and weather
  • Spring on the farm
  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Water

Starland Extras

Shuttle Service – Starland offers transportation to or from many schools in nearby communities.  (Minimum 5 students per school)  Transportation is provided midday for pre-schools and after school for full day students. Call today to find out more.

Extend the Day – Starland offers options to extend the program day until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. From study hall to creative arts programs and classes, Starland will customize a schedule for your child. An after-care flex pass is available for purchase to use on an as-needed basis for times when extra care is needed. Call for details. 847-914-9100.

Camp Schedule: Before Camp Care is available from 7:00 – 9:30 am and Extended Day is available from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

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