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Telephone:  (607) 342-1681

Or (607) 262-6454

  • Traditional Montessori Curriculum is enriched by music, American Sign Language and Spanish.

  • The classroom environment is bright and open, and the school has both indoor and outdoor play areas. An indoor play area allows for gross motor and imaginary play in cold, wet weather. We go outside rain or shine unless it's below 10 degrees F.

  • The outdoor play area includes mud kitchen, sandbox, and an area for climbing, digging, basketball, hopscotch and more! 

  • The class takes trips to nearby parks.

  • Weekly newsletters keep parents informed and connected.

About Us

  • Stepping Stones is a small New York state licensed preschool providing a hands-on approach to learning for children two years and nine months to five years old.

  • Centrally located in downtown Ithaca, just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College. Stepping Stones is within walking distance to the library, post office, fire station, playgrounds, and parks.  Our location allows us opportunities to take spontaneous field trips and enjoy all that downtown Ithaca has to offer.  

  • Teacher to student ratio is 1:7 providing many opportunities for 1:1 lessons.

What makes Stepping Stones unique?