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Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre is a play based learning environment for children aged 2 1/2 - 6 years old. It focuses on developing children's learning, development and social interaction skills through play and one to one interaction with highly trained staff. Stepping Stones uses Aistear and a variety of international curricula to promote children's development and adheres to guidlines in Aistear: The Irish Framework for Early Learning. Stepping Stones is open Monday - Friday 9.30 - 12.30.
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre1 day ago
As we spent time outside the children were exploring around the garden and they found some ice. They were so excited and delighted to feel the ice and to play with It.

Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and refine their motor skills. It can develop their social skills such as sharing, turn taking and also It can encourage Scientific thinking and problem solving. So many benefits doing these sensory activities.

#exploringandthinking #sensory #feeling #ice #Hielo #manipulate #fun #frostymorning #Nature
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre4 days ago
The week is over and we were Lucky to have some Sunny and dry days that we were able to take advantage for playing and doing exercises outside πŸ™‚πŸƒπŸ€ΈπŸš΄

At the start of the week we had a chat about the importance of eating healthy and doing some exercises, this is all about our new theme for the month of January. We started the week practicing yoga poses and they were excellent doing It!!🧎🧍 πŸ‘πŸ™‚ Also with healthy food our children tried a lemon πŸ‹ and they were very brave to taste it πŸ˜‰ Big bravo!! πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘

Have a lovely weekend to everyone!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ™‚
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre1 week ago
We have started this morning doing a fire drill and the children displayed so much interest that we showed them a book about Fire Services. They were so excited looking at the pictures and they were conversing between each other.
We also spoke during group time of the importance of fire safety.

#emergentcurriculum# #interest# #communicating #wellbeing #identityandbelonging
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre2 weeks ago
New Year, new start, and new resolutions! Happy New Year all of you 😊. I Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break. Now back to Stepping Stones to have fun and make some more memories πŸ˜‰

There is no better way to start the school than playing and running under the snow and feel the cold on our skin. Some of the children were having so much fun that they did not want to go back inside. 😊 . The children also loved exploring the feel of the snow on their hands.

Have a nice weekend to everyone!! πŸ™‚
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre4 weeks ago
Our stars from Stepping Stones were hung by the children on a Christmas tree for this evening which is going to be on display at the Ballinahown Christmas market and Winter Solstice celebration.

#Christmasmarket #communityinvolvement #wintersolstice #Identityandbelonging