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Stepping Stones Academy Story

Welcome to Stepping Stones Academy, where your child's academic and personal growth is our priority.

Music Class
Day Care
Kid Playing with Wooden Toys
Cute Feet
Babies in Playroom
Boy Playing with Abacus
Storytime
Kindergarten Classroom
Diverse Kindergarten

A Unique Academic Approach

At Stepping Stones Academy, we embrace an academic approach to early childhood education, laying a strong foundation for lifelong learning right from the start. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to stimulate young minds, encouraging exploration, discovery, and critical thinking.

As Jean Piaget, the renowned developmental psychologist, once said, "Play is the work of childhood." We believe in the power of play-based learning, where children engage in hands-on activities that not only spark their imagination but also promote cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Incorporating the philosophy of Lev Vygotsky, we recognize the importance of social interaction and collaboration in learning. Our educators facilitate meaningful peer interactions, fostering communication skills, empathy, and teamwork among children.

Furthermore, as Maria Montessori famously advocated, "The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'" At Stepping Stones Academy, we empower children to take ownership of their learning journey, providing them with opportunities for self-directed exploration and discovery.

Through our academic approach, inspired by the wisdom of these influential theorists, we aim to instill a love for learning in every child, preparing them for success in school and beyond.

Join us at Stepping Stones Academy, where education meets excellence, and every child's potential is nurtured and celebrated.

Kids in Preschool

Exciting Excursions

At Stepping Stones Academy, we believe that learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom. That's why we organize a variety of excursions to enrich our students' educational experiences and connect them with the world around them. From visiting the iconic Taronga Zoo to engaging with residents at the local retirement home, each excursion is carefully selected to provide valuable learning opportunities while fostering empathy, curiosity, and a sense of community.

Excursions to the zoo offer a hands-on opportunity for children to observe and learn about different animals and their habitats. Guided by our educators, they explore concepts such as animal classification, adaptations, and conservation, aligning with the science curriculum and sparking a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.

Visiting the retirement home provides our students with the chance to interact with elderly residents, promoting intergenerational connections and empathy. Through storytelling, music, and simple activities, children develop social skills, empathy, and respect for others, while also learning about different life experiences and perspectives.

Trips to the aquarium offer a fascinating journey into the underwater world, where children can observe marine life up close and learn about ocean ecosystems, biodiversity, and environmental conservation. These experiences not only deepen their understanding of science but also inspire a sense of responsibility towards protecting our oceans and marine life.

In addition to these popular destinations, we also explore other places of interest around Sydney, such as museums, botanical gardens, and cultural landmarks. Each excursion is carefully planned to align with our curriculum goals and provide meaningful learning experiences that complement classroom learning.

By venturing beyond the classroom and engaging with the wider community, our students develop critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, and a deeper understanding of the world around them. These excursions not only enhance academic learning but also foster social and emotional growth, preparing our students to become curious, compassionate, and responsible global citizens.

Day at the zoo

Enriching Extra-Curricular Activities

We offer a vibrant range of extra-curricular activities including dance, music, sports, and exercise. These programs are tailored to develop skills, confidence, and a love for diverse interests.

Children's Race

Personalized Care

Our center's intimate setting ensures more individualized attention for each child. We pride ourselves on creating a nurturing environment where every child feels seen, heard, and valued.

Join us at Stepping Stones Academy, where we lay the foundation for your child's future one step at a time.

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