Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

We’d like to make you aware of changes to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit which could help you further reduce your state tax liability and help our children and families at the same time.  This tax credit called Arizona’s Tax Credit for Qualifying Charitable Organizations and is still available.  This is an ADDITIONAL tax credit –one you can take even though…Continued

Cena y Serenata 2015

A Stepping Stone is having its annual Cena y Serenata, which sold out a full two weeks in advance! If you do not already know Cena y Serenata is Spanish for Dinner and a Serenade. This event will net A Stepping Stone Foundation $50,000.00 thanks to all of its wonderful sponsors. Also, Cena showcases artists…Continued

Parent Involvement

Required, high-frequency parent involvement is one thing that sets us apart from other early childhood programs for disadvantaged children. Please read this post from Head Start’s daily e-letter. FROM EXCHANGE EVERYDAY Effective Parent Involvement September 18, 2014 I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. -Albert Einstein   “Around the world, parents have…Continued

Our Families Are The BEST!

Please enjoy the following video that President Bev Carroll put together earlier this year. It is a montage of children and their parents in the preschool classroom setting.  Our parents MUST attend 32 hours of adult education, home visiting, parenting classes and preschool helper duties each month for nine months.  If they fall below an…Continued

I had the distinct privilege of visiting Educare Arizona Friday morning which is located at on 48th Street south of McDowell in Phoenix. If you are an early childhood educator, you will feel as if you’d died and gone to heaven when you step on the campus! The facility has been up and running since…Continued

Storytime With Starfish

This weekend, I stopped by friend and budding author/storyteller, Natalie Kay Starfish to deliver some illustrations my son had done (shameless plug from mommy). Natalie regaled me with her wonderful reading style and adorable live sidekick, Woody The Dog. If you are looking for a storyteller or new experience with children’s literature, check her out…Continued

They talk about it, we do it!

Preschoolers OR Parents? BOTH! Today, on the NPR site, the following article reports a study initiated by University of Chicago to see if the bigger bang for social investment is in the young child, or that child’s parent(s). A Stepping Stone Foundation has always seen the value of doing both. We have been delivering quality…Continued

They talk about it; we do it!

Who is the “they”?  Pundits, academics, economists, and newscasters! What is “it”?  Early education for disadvantaged kids. Below is a link to a recent news piece that validates the power and value of what A Stepping Stone Foundation has been doing for 21 years.  You help us do such good work in our community. THANK YOU for…Continued