High-quality and learning-focused

Childcare, Preschool and School Age Programs

Privately Owned
Since 2006

About Us

In 2006, Stepping Stones pioneered a fresh approach to excellent childcare and early education where the educators, the environment and the programs are exactly what young children need to learn, grow and thrive.

Today, Stepping Stones Early Learning Center continues to lead the way, constantly searching for new ways to improve our curriculum, enrichment classes and daily experiences for all children in our care. As part of our mission and philosophy, we strive to support, encourage and nurture a passion for life-long learning.

Two Convenient Twin Cities Locations

Blaine, MN

Our Blaine Learning Center is built on 3 beautiful acres to explore and is located in an area of rapid residential development. It is convenient to Hwy 65 and I-35W.

Woodbury, MN

Constructed in one of the most sought after neighborhoods, our Woodbury Learning Center resides on a sprawling 2 acre property. It's peaceful location is easily accessible from I-94 and I-694/I-494.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare children academically, socially, physically and emotionally for future educational and life experiences. At Stepping Stones, children will become independent, successful and eager to learn how to creatively solve problems and express their ideas and feelings.

Learning Focused
Child Centered
Leading Edge

Why Stepping Stones?

Unique All-Inclusive Approach
Enriching the early education experience

Stepping Stones believes all children should have the opportunity to participate in enrichment classes and activities. By adopting an all-inclusive approach to childcare programming, programs such as Learning About Nutrition through Activities (LANA), Character Education, Spanish, Sign Language, Yoga and Music are included at no extra charge. For added convenience and value we also provide diapers, wipes, formula, baby food and all meals/snacks in our tuition rates. We have even taken the nutritional value of infant purees into consideration, which are freshly prepared by our on-site chef.

Highly Qualified Teachers
Ensuring creative and energetic education professionals

Parents don’t let just anyone take care of their kids, and neither do we. We set a high bar for our teachers and require them to stay up to date on curriculum and early learning education skills. To ensure this, we provide a multitude of on and off-site professional development opportunities. Our training always meets and often exceeds the standard for early learning centers.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Building the foundation for healthy and successful children

Our unique and thoughtfully designed Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program takes great care in fostering the development of the whole child. We set the foundation for making healthy choices which will benefit your child far into their future. At Stepping Stones, children are provided nourishing meals/snacks, ample opportunities for keeping active, engaging academic lessons and an exceptional environment in which to grow.


“The center is always clean, cheerful and bright. The staff is warm and friendly, not to mention professional and competent. I am so thankful that our grandson is in such good hands.”

Grandma Mary J.


Stepping Stones has been welcoming and a wonderful experience for our family from the first day we dropped our son off for care. We have been impressed by the communication and level of care from the staff from the beginning. We feel lucky to have found such a caring environment that he loves!

Greg J.


This daycare center has been just what our family needed! Great owner, director and teachers, who truly care about the students. They have incredible communication with parents! We were given important resources that we did not get anywhere else!

JoLynn C.


Stepping Stones has been the perfect place for our kids to grow up. As first time parents, they helped us through so many milestones and helped us troubleshoot in times of need. We knew we wanted to continue our journey with Stepping Stones as we had our second child.

Elizabeth W.


Stepping Stones is our son’s home away from home. He absolutely loves seeing his friends and favorite teachers everyday! So much so, we can’t get him to leave sometimes

Lisa B.