Pearson Early Learning Center

Dedicated to excellence in education

  • Stepping Stones Preschool regular school hours are 9:00am - 11:30am/12:30pm - 3:00pm. ECFE hours vary by program. PACE hours are 12:30pm - 3:30pm.  Office hours are 7:30am - 4:45pm. Attendance Line for absences: 952.496.5863.

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Step into Shakopee - Stepping Stones Preschool


  • Seesaw Messages

    Shakopee Early Learning and Elementary Families,

    Our district has received several reports of inappropriate postings to the message portion of Seesaw - a  communication platform that is used at our preschool and elementary schools. The issue is system-wide, effecting not just our district but others in Minnesota and outside of the State.  These posts are not associated with our school community.


    Seesaw has turned off messaging while they investigate - further details are here: a district, we have taken additional steps to turn off features that may be impacted until further notice. Teachers and buildings will continue to communicate any school day updates in Infinite Campus, if necessary.

    The circulation of inappropriate content and images in our school community is taken seriously and we understand concerns from parents/guardians that may have viewed such content prior to deletion. We will continue to ensure the integrity of your child's communication tools as best we can, and are available for any additional questions.

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  • A Letter from our Administrator

    Dear Pearson Early Learning Center/Stepping Stones Preschool Families,

    Welcome to Stepping Stones Preschool at Pearson Early Learning Center (PELC) and the 2022/23 school year! I’m Julie Ritter, the Administrator at PELC.  On behalf of our staff, we are thrilled to welcome you and your child to a school year that will be filled with learning and fun!  We truly believe that the key to a successful school year is the relationship we will have with you and your child, and we look forward to meeting you! 

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  • Back to School 2022

    Click here to access important back to school information sent to families on August 8, 2022 via mail as well as email. 

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    New family registration is now open by clicking here. An $80 non-refundable annual registration fee is required to hold your spot and major credit cards are accepted. Your first payment will not be due until August 15, 2022 and billed monthly thereafter.

    A link to complete annual student enrollment paperwork will be emailed to you shortly after your registration is processed.

    New this year! Stepping Stones Preschool is proud to offer enhanced online options to complete annual student paperwork! Paper forms may also be completed at the Shakopee Public Schools District Office (1200 Shakopee Town Square).

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Teacher Appreciation Messages