Childcare center in Muscatine


The Staff Members of Stepping Stones Learning Center

Our Management Team

Shawna Martin
Owner / Director
Miss Shawna has been with Stepping Stones Learning Center since 1997 as our Owner/ Director. 
  My high school dream was to work as a preschool teacher.  As soon as I graduated from high I jumped right into college to start taking my early childhood development classes at Muscatine Community College.  Owner, Shawna Martin, started the company out of her home when she herself had 2 young children.  Being unable to find a quality childcare center, she was inspired to open her own.  As the years went on and the amount of children needing to be watched grew, Shawna hired assistants to help her  after having my two kids I was having lot's of trouble finding a suited able daycare for my children.  That's what gave me the idea to start my own daycare right out of my home.  Eventually she had so many children to watch she contacted the Department of Human Services, and after a lot of paperwork and building a facility, she officially opened the childcare center to the entire community.  When I opened my daycare center in Muscatine at 2205 2nd ave it was a very high demand at the time, there was nothing but in-home child care.  It takes a special person to do this job and have the patience to work with the children.     
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Sarah Hoeg
Assistant Director
Miss Sarah has been with Stepping Stones Learning Center since 2007 as our Assistant Director.  
Most Memorable Moment: 
My most memorable moment would be every morning when the children say "Hi Miss Sarah" and find me at night when going home to just give me a hug.  All the children here are so loving!!!
What Do I Love Most:
I love to come to work everyday to see the children.  They are so loving and energetic that makes my day so enjoyable.  
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Michelle Sebastian
On-Site Supervisor/ Kitchen Manger
Miss Michelle has been with Stepping Stones Learning Center since 2004 as our On-site Supervisor.
Most Memorable Moment: 
Everyday is memorable 
What do I love Most: 
Being able to see the children everyday and hear their stories they tell and the things that they give to me and say " I Love you Ms. Michelle".  
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Jacob Martin
Mr. Jacob has been with us since 2014  
Most Memorable Moment: 
Is when the children see me in the hallways and have to stop and say Hi Mr. Jacob,  they all go crazy when I go into there class rooms they all run up and give me hugs!! 
What Do I Like Most: 
Is coming to work everyday and seeing the children if I miss one day the kids are lost with out seeing me.  
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