Our Mission

SteppingStone Day School, established in 1983, is a private, not for profit preschool program and evaluation site for children with and without special needs. The agency’s mission is to provide collaborative evaluation, education, therapy and family support services so that young children can develop to their full potential and join with their families and friends as members of the community.

Learn more about SteppingStone Day School's mission here!

Our Philosophy

SteppingStone Day School‘s philosophy is based on the belief that all children are entitled to an education in a safe, nurturing and enriched environment, with paramount emphasis on individual and educational best practices. In addition, it is inherent in the school’s philosophy that the incorporation of the needs of the family unit is essential to the young child’s holistic growth.

Our Values

  • Children are nurtured and development is fostered.

  • Care is given at every level to ensure that children receive the supports required for establishing a strong sense of security, trust and social emotional well-being.

  • Acknowledgment of and tolerance for diversity are promoted.

  • Curiosity is nourished and a love of learning is cultivated.

Queen's Site

77-40 Vleigh Place

Kew Garden Hills, NY 11367

Tel. 718.591.9093

Fax 718.591.9499

Contact. Nancy Rybacki


SteppingStone Day School, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. SteppingStone Day School's Preschool Program is Funded and Regulated by The New York State Department of Education, The New York City Department of Education and Licensed by The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Daycare.

Bronx Site

2826 Westchester Avenue

Bronx, New York, 10461

Tel: 718.554.2025

Fax: 718.554.2035

Contact: Sheri Bushansky


Contact: Brook Abrams