Preschool

St. John's Steppingstones Preschool

St. John the Baptist Catholic School’s preschool program (St. John’s Steppingstones Preschool) is NAEYC accredited and a MN Four Star Parent Aware program and follows the Minnesota Early Learning and Development Standards. Children are guided to develop interests in many topics and investigate these topics through long-term projects and themes. Children develop their social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development through enriching classroom experiences.
 
Steppingstones Preschool serves children ages 36 months up until their first day of kindergarten. Steppingstones is licensed to operate from 7AM until 5:30PM Monday through Friday, September through May. Steppingstones can serve a maximum of 100 children at one time, always maintaining a child to staff ratio of 10 to 1 (or less). Children are supervised at all times.
 
Morning sessions will operate from 9AM to 11:30AM.
Full-day sessions will operate from 9AM to 3:30PM.
Extended day care is available from 7AM to 9AM and 3:30PM to 5:30PM.
 

Steppingstones Mission Statement:

St. Johns's Steppingstones Preschool is a child-centered preschool that provides enrichment and school readiness in a program that reflects the moral and spiritual values of the enrolled families. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and all faiths are warmly welcomed.
 

Philosophy Statement:

Our program is designed to be child-centered, to encourage a balance of spontaneous activity and structured activity, to provide enrichment rather than acceleration, and to emphasize life skills, acceptance of differences, school readiness, and the values of Catholic families. 
 
We believe that play is the work of young children and that toys are the tools children use to develop their many skills and abilities. Our environment is designed to stimulate play, intellectual development, risk-taking, social interaction, physical development, language proficiency, spatial perspective, and respect for Catholic values.
 
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