Stepping Stones

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Our Mission

Stepping Stones Preschool provides a stimulating and enriching experience for each child. 

  • By using developmentally appropriate activities, we will focus on the emotional, mental, social, and physical needs of each child in a caring and loving classroom environment.
  • By creating purposeful and productive learning experiences, we will assist parent(s)/guardian(s) in nurturing their children’s love of learning.

About Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Preschool’s goal is to provide a high-quality preschool program meeting each child’s needs, including children with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds.

The preschool provides a rich learning environment that encourages children’s natural curiosity and supports them to take risks that lead to new skill development. It is a setting where children feel safe, respected, and cared for. This is an opportunity for all four-year-old children to take part in planned, active learning experiences to build their readiness skills.

The preschool program has adopted and meets the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, administered by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Early Learning Standards are used to guide expectations for the children and instructional practices.


Stepping Stones Preschool is located in the Preschool Learning Center at 1124 7th Ave NE.


Contact or Register

Contact Christy Hulstein with questions or to schedule a tour. You can also visit the Stepping Stones website for more information about teachers, academic calendars, and additional forms.

Christy Hulstein

Christy Hulstein
Stepping Stones Preschool Dir/Learning Center Bldg Admin