Stepping Stones
Early Learning Center
Woodbury, MN

High-quality and learning-focused childcare, preschool and school age programs
11253 Eagle View Blvd.
Woodbury, MN 55129
Monday – Friday
7am – 6pm
Licensed Programs
6 weeks – 12 years
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As a Stepping Stones parent, you’ll be able to stay involved with your child’s day with updates from their teacher, sign your child in and out more quickly, conveniently submit tuition and more!

Our Learning Environment in Woodbury

Constructed in one of the most sought after neighborhoods, our Woodbury location resides on a sprawling 2-acre property. Here are just a few of the things we think make our Woodbury Learning Center special.

  • A welcoming building and oversized classrooms allow for a wide variety of learning opportunities.


  • From fun math and cool science experiments to computers and SMART boards, our exciting and challenging curriculum makes learning fun!


  • Two expansive playgrounds and a large indoor playroom for active play on both sunny and rainy days.
  • We believe learning must extend outside the classroom and into nature and the local community. Gardening, outdoor projects, biking and a variety of field trips are great ways to enrich each child’s learning experience.

The Stepping Stones Philosophy

Stepping Stones Early Learning Center’s philosophy is that children, their families and society benefit from high-quality childcare, preschool and school age programs. Our positive and caring educational environment provides a foundation for confident, curious and healthy children.

Learn more about Stepping Stones on our home page.

Learning By Doing

Our curriculum is based on active, hands-on learning that makes it fun for kids to learn.

Nurturing the Whole Child

Our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds approach goes beyond academics to support all aspects of your child’s development.

Strong Family Partnerships

We believe that meaningful and long-lasting partnerships with parents are essential to success.

All Inclusive Pricing

Stepping Stones believes all children should have the opportunity to participate in enrichment classes and activities. Our program is all-inclusive, meaning Spanish, Sign language, Learning About Nutrition through Activities (LANA), character eduction 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 pricing.

Good to Know

As a parent or guardian, you care about every part of your child’s experience, and so do we! Click the boxes below to explore some of the ways we ensure a great experience for your child and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Stepping Stones is not a franchise. We opened the doors to our Woodbury location in 2006 and to the families of our Blaine location in 2015. Our owner, who is very involved with the day to day operations of the company and both sites, lives locally with his wife and three children. He has had a passion for education and early childhood development his entire life and brings a unique approach to childcare by a philosophy of nurturing the whole child – meeting each kiddo where they are at emotionally, academically and socially. An all-inclusive approach ensures each student has the opportunity to participate in the many enrichment programs that are offered, while providing added value for our families. On-site chefs and fully functional commercial kitchens allow for the preparation of high quality and delicious meals.

View pricing for Blaine or Woodbury. You will find that Stepping Stones offers a greater value and higher quality than other centers. We price our programs as all-inclusive. Many other programs do not include Spanish, LANA, yoga, music, diapers, wipes or baby food in their pricing – and have additional fees for such features. We believe that all children at Stepping Stones should have equal access to these program features and we do not have additional fees for them. Additionally, we have on-site chefs and all of our food is wholesome & freshly prepared. To compare apples to apples, you will need to factor all prices together at other centers, then compare to our price.

Our Stepping Stones sites were picked very specifically. We love the features of being set in the quiet neighborhoods near local elementary schools. However, Stepping Stones is not exclusive to any neighborhood. All of our programs are open to surrounding neighborhoods and beyond.

Yes. All children are required to be currently up to date on all immunizations to protect against certain diseases. Additionally, written policy for our privately operated licensed child care center states that Stepping Stones will not accept enrollment of children who have a non-medical exemption. Please refer to Minnesota Department of Health for additional information on required immunizations.


“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 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.


Our kids enjoy the interactive teachers, are provided healthy meals and snacks, and participate in curriculum that is outside of the scope of what we'd expect (Yoga, LANA, Spanish etc.). Our preschooler is thriving with the all the field trips, daily activities and talks daily about how much fun he has with his friends at school!

Anne M.


Teachers are well qualified and love being with the kids. Everyone is welcoming and the teachers we have had from infants through School Age have made sure our kids not only learn, but also feel loved and welcomed each and every day.

Rebecca S.