2022/23 Stepping Stones Preschool

Step into Stepping Stones Preschool
  • The skills needed for school and life are learned well before the age of six. With an impeccable facility that supports a variety of learning opportunities to licensed teachers and supportive staff, the Stepping Stones Preschool at Pearson Early Learning Center is a truly rewarding program for young learners of all abilities.  Stepping Stones Preschool offers a wide-range of preschool options. Programs include half-day preschool and full-day programming (7:00 am - 5:30 pm) when combining preschool and extended care through our partnership with the River Valley YMCA.


    Registration for the 2022/23 will open starting at 5:30 pm on January 27, 2022 and we invite you to schedule a tour, join our January 27 Open House and register to secure your spot today! Registration links will be added to this page on January 27, 2022. Registration links will include those needed for YMCA Extended Care as well.

    Note: Current family registration opens on January 24, 2022 (12:01am). Space is limited and will be reserved based upon order of registration.

2022/23 Program Options & Pricing

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • There are two scholarships that Stepping Stones Preschool families can apply for, one with funds coming from the State and the other State funds that are issued by our school. To be eligible for an Early Learning scholarship, families must live in Scott County and have a child who is 3 or 4 years old by September 1 of the current school year and not yet eligible for kindergarten. A family must have an annual income at or below the income guidelines. A family must reapply each year. 

    Please contact Elaine Berens at 952-496-5861 or eberens@shakopee.k12.mn.us for specific information on how to apply for an Early Learning scholarship and income guidelines. Families that are over the income guideline but are experiencing a family hardship may receive alternative scholarship consideration.