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Thank You for Your Interest in Stepping Stones

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our admissions process. Any available tour dates are listed under Upcoming Admissions Events.

Application

Applications for all classes for the 2024-2025 school year are now open. 

Stepping Stones students all have access to speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, learning specialists and a preschool counselor. Programs are not designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who have social-pragmatic language disorders, or significant attention/behavioral regulation weaknesses that may prevent the child from accessing the curriculum.

Tiffanye Davenport

Tiffanye Davenport

Program Coordinator
Jennifer Overby

Jennifer Overby

Curriculum Specialist

Upcoming Admissions Events

Admissions Timeline and Application

Evaluation Reports
Please submit your child’s most recent speech-language evaluation (must have been completed within the past year) and related reports (occupational therapy evaluations, developmental pediatrician reports, psychological testing).

Psycho-Educational Evaluation
A psycho-educational evaluation is required for applicants to our Kindergarten.

Teacher Questionnaire Form
In addition to the application, a teacher questionnaire form is required for those children who are currently enrolled in a preschool or childcare program.  You will be directed to supply the contact information for this form during the application process.

Joint Admission Testing Program
If you have JATP testing, please submit results for kindergarten application. It is not required for admissions.

Screening Process
Once we receive and review all of your application documents, you will be contacted by Stepping Stones with next steps, which may include videos and an individual and/or group observation.  There is a $145 fee assessed for the screening process. It may involve multiple steps, which are detailed below.
 
At-Home Videos
Although we do hold in-person screenings, we recognize that a child may present differently in a new environment than in more familiar home environment. To help us to see a more accurate representation of your child's skills, we may ask you to provide a few short videos filmed at home. Instructions will be provided.
 
In-Person Individual Observation
The individual observation typically lasts approximately 30 minutes. The observation is informal and every effort will be made to help your child feel comfortable.
 
Group Observation
After the individual observation, you may be asked to return for a group observation which lasts approximately 60 minutes. The purpose of the observations is to help the admissions committee make appropriate recommendations for your child.