THANK YOU to ALL our Wonderful Donors and Supporters!

Please find below a complete list of all donors from July 1, 2017 through October 1, 2018. Together we transform lives through quality two-generation education! Donors in bold print have donated $1,000 or more. Some donors have asked to not be recognized publicly and so are not listed below. A New Leaf Abrahamson, Heidi Adams, Judith…
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Another Affirmation of Family Literacy

A Stepping Stone Foundation Board Member, Gabriel Escontrías, Jr., sent me an article today about work similar to that of our LEAF (Literacy Elevates Arizona Families) Program in Phoenix.  It touts the rich return on investment that programs like LEAF have to society in concrete terms. The article was published online at TheScientificAmerican.com, (originally published at JAMA…
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Recent Harvard Research for Early Education

Dear Readers, please find and follow the link below regarding new research which affirms intuitive and previously proven best practices for early education.  It is certainly how A Stepping Stone has been practicing for the past 27 years! Enjoy! -Cindy Click Here for Recent Harvard Research Article.

One Poignant Stepping Stone PART II

When our mom began our LEAF (Literacy Elevates Arizona Families) program this fall with her preschool child, we soon found out the she had been diagnosed with cancer.  She was taking chemotherapy treatments and the situation was and remains quite serious.  A few short weeks ago, the mom approached one of our staff and asked if they…
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One Poignant Stepping Stone Story-PART I

Imagine being pregnant with your sixth child and learning that your husband has a very serious illness.  He is admitted to the hospital.  What will you do if he passes away? He is the sole bread-earner for the family and you do not have proper documentation to stay in the country, even though all your…
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HSE (GED) Part II

All of our Stepping Stone moms have begun online classes and work at their own pace.  Each Friday, they meet together in the adult education room just one building away from where their children attend Stepping Stone’s LEAF preschool.  Currently, Neida, one of the Stepping Stone office interns meets with them there to help them…
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HSE (GED) Bound! PART I

This fall, A Stepping Stone Foundation had a bit of a hiccup for three mothers whose families had enrolled in our LEAF (Literacy Elevates Arizona Families) program located at the Bret Tarver Isaac Preschool teaching site in Phoenix.  This program, as many readers will remember, is a five-point family literacy program which consists of preschool,…
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They Talk About It: We DO it!

Is preschool really important? Read this article from Rasmussen University: Is Preschool Important? Spoiler alert! YES ITS REALLY IMPORTANT!

They Talk About It: We DO it!!

Check out this story about the importance of early childhood education written by Claudio Sanchez and posted on NPR : Pre-K: Decades Worth Of Studies, One Strong Message Pictured here is one of our many parents working with their child in A Stepping Stone Foundation LEAF program on literacy activities–in an age-appropriate way! A Stepping…
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Why A Stepping Stone?

Please find below a link to yet another study validating what a great investment high quality early childhood is—especially when the parents are involved!  The programs studied/talked about in the links below begin their first contact with families when the child is still an infant and stress the quality of child-caregiver interaction.  I’ll be looking…
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