The table below lists grants that have specifically benefited Stepping Stones Preschools.
|Reggio Emilio Approach for Early Childhood Education||A matching grant was awarded to Stepping Stones, an all day program for four-year-olds, located at Meadowbrook and Gatewood to integrate the Reggio Emilia philosophy into the curriculum.||2002-2003|
|STEM for Preschool||Hands-on, exploratory STEM materials for Stepping Stones and Harley Hopkins. Read more||2012-2013|
|Outdoor Playscapes and Environmental Learning||HEF will fund expansion of Gatewood’s enriching outdoor classroom space specifically for its youngest Pre-Kindergarten students, based on definitive research defining the importance of purposeful outdoor learning. Students will practice gross motor skills on a log balance beam and curved wooden balance boards and create wonderful loud music with outdoor xylophones and drums. Read more.||2017-2018|
|Let's Learn About Our Amazing Bodies||Preschoolers are naturally curious about how their bodies work (Where does my food go when I eat? What are muscles? Why do I have bones?) and these new hands-on learning materials will provide a fun, exciting way to get those questions answered. Read more||2017-2018|
|Preschool Social Emotional Curriculum||Second Step Early Learning Kits will create a consistent framework across Hopkins Public Schools. The implementation of these kits will help build a strong foundation in social emotional development for the approximately 500 children enrolled in all Hopkins Preschool Programs within the six elementary schools as well as The Harley Hopkins Family Center. Learn more||2019-2020|
|Strengthening Anti-Racist Curriculum||This relatively small investment will reverberate for years to come, reaching Hopkins’ youngest learners (birth – age 5) and their families with the important work of understanding bias and teaching anti-racism. Learn more||2021-2022|