Stepping Stones taking registrations for 2012-13

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LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year.
The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3- and 4-year-olds, preparing them for elementary school.
Each week the child will be introduced to a new letter of the alphabet and with each letter will be a theme involving games, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, songs and worksheets to teach the child to recognize, write and know what sound each letter makes. Each month children will be introduced to a new color, shape and number.
The program also includes field trips, guest speakers, a reading-incentive program and snack-time prayer.
The small classes provide one-on-one time to work on motor skills such as zipping, buttoning and tying, which will help the child become more independent and increase his or her self-esteem. Providers also reinforce peaceful play patterns to help students get along with their peers.
Stepping Stones also partners with Perry Central school and the Healthy Family Safe Schools grant, which allows the preschool to utilize the highscope curriculum.
The 4-year-old class meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The 3-year-old class has optional meetings of Monday and Wednesday or Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The preschool also offers families extended hours of childcare.
For more information, call Kelli Hubert at 836-4385 or Martha Thomas at 836-4254.