About Us

37 years ago, in the fall of 1983, SSDS opened its doors to provide services to approximately 50 children. Founded by Suzanne Martin and Roni Horowitz, who served as Co-Executive Directors, the school has remained true to its original vision which embraced the sentiment that "All children can." SSDS further believes that the incorporation of the needs and culture of the family unit is essential to the young child's holistic growth, and that collaboration is at the core of quality service delivery.


Over the course of the past 37 years, SSDS has strived to achieve and has been acknowledged for excellance in the field of early childhood education and early childhood special education. Having  received, in earlier years, an Outstanding Early Childhood Program Award, presented by the New York State Department of Education, SSDS continues to be at the forefront of best practices in early childhood services, including a strong focus on social emotional curriculum and family service supports.

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