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What are the hours of the Childcare Center?

Stepping Stones Learning Center is open Monday through Friday.  The center opens up at 4:30am and closes at 5:30pm.

Is there a late pickup fee?

A late pick up fee of $10.00 is applied per child, if they are not picked up by closing time of 5:30pm.  Then a late fee of $5.00 / min/child is applied for lateness after 5:35pm.  The fee is billed the following morning by the director and payment is required within 48 hours.

What holidays are you closed on?

New Years Eve 

New Years Day 

Good Friday 

Memorial Day 

July 4th 

Labor Day 

Thanksgiving Day 

Friday after Thanksgiving 

Christmas Eve 

Christmas Day 

Day after Christmas 

How do I get notified of closings?

If Stepping Stones Learning Center is closed due to server weather you will get notified by our Facebook page, website also will recive automatic phone call or text message from our office.  Also will be posted on Kwqc tv 6 news and the Muscatine Radio Station.

Do you have a preschool program?

The hours of the pre-school program runs Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am- 2:30 pm.  All children enrolled in the daycare center will also receive pre-school starting at age three.  The curriculum that we run is a Creative Curriculum provided by the Muscatine Community School District and is the same program they follow at the schools.   

Do the Children take naps?

Time is set aside each day for a rest period. This regular rest time contributes to the enjoyment of daily activities and your child’s general health. Children are not required to go to sleep, but will be expected to rest quietly so as not to disturb those who choose to sleep. Parents are asked to help encourage this behavior. We provide the cot, sheet and blanket for the child.

Rest periods are the following times:

  • 12p.m-1:45p.m Back infant room
  • 12p.m-1:30p.m Toddler room
  • 12p.m-1:30p.m 3 yr. old pre-school room
  • 12:15p.m-1:00p.m 4-5 yr. old pre-school room