At Stepping Stones Childcare, LLC, we believe each child is a unique individual. We strive to provide to their social, emotional, developmental and physical needs. We provide developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning while also helping them to enjoy many other successful experiences. We encourage not just learning, but play!
Stepping Stones Child Care Center has been a long time dream for Home of Hope. Home of Hope employs approximately 400 people across Northeast Oklahoma. Hiring quality employees is always a challenge and the challenge was even harder due to the lack of affordable, dependable, and flexible childcare in Vinita where our largest number of employees are located. We knew that providing this service would both open doors for people to work who couldn’t find or afford childcare and provide a much needed service to our community. In September 2021, Stepping Stones opened its doors and has done just what we hoped! Both Home of Hope and Vinita are benefitting daily from the services provided by Stepping Stones Child Care Center.
Philosophy & Mission
We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy and child friendly. The play area is arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a range of developmental levels. Learning areas allow children the opportunity to explore, experience and most importantly… to succeed!
Our staff attend as many classes as possible to ensure that they are always current on the most effective methods of childhood learning and development.
We believe in positive methods of discipline. We establish consistent and appropriate limits to help children function in their world. Our center is set up to develop in children a sense of independence and responsibility. We commit to strengthening each child’s own cultural identity, while instilling a respect for others.
Parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life. We strive to create a mutual respect between parents and teachers- a partnership for the benefit of the child. We encourage daily communication between the parents and the Director. Our door is always open!
Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn
Stepping Stones Child Care empowers your children to learn through art, creativity, and exploration. We are dedicated and committed to your children by providing them with exceptional education and quality childcare. It is our philosophy to focus on the needs of the individual child by providing a stimulating atmosphere for learning along with a secure loving environment.
What We Offer
Our goal is to guide our children to become problem solvers, innovators, inventors, self- reliant and logical thinkers. We help with potty training and preparing our early preschoolers for our preschool program.