7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, Maryland  21784  (TEL) 410-549-6585
M-F: 6:30AM-5:30PM through June 20, 2021
M-F: 6:30AM - 6:00PM starting June 21, 2021 


Why keep such a good thing a secret?!

Over the years I've had lots of wonderful comments from parents sharing what they like most about Stepping Stones and telling me stories their children told them about the fun they've had. Now you have an opportunity to share them here. If you'd like to share your story, please send me an e-mail and put "My Testimonial!" in the subject line.

Here's what our parents have to say about our center:

"I just wanted to give a huge SHOUT OUT to Ms. Erin for having open communication with the Honey Bees' families as well as providing so much love and care for each student :) We are super lucky to have her as our teacher this year!"
Parent of a Honey Bees child

"I wanted to say thank you very much for what you have done for [our children] since they started there. They are happy and eager to go to school every day and are talking all the time about their teachers and friends. This makes my husband and me very happy. I've wanted to share this with you but this makes me tear up (in a good way). You are all amazing. Thank you for providing such an amazing place for them that makes them feel safe, happy and loved."
Parent of a Honey Bees child

"Thank you for making our son’s transition into daycare a smooth and happy one. We can’t express how grateful we are for all of your staff. Thank you for being so patient and understanding!"
Parent of a Tiny Tots child

"Thanks for everything you do! You truly make Stepping Stones a wonderful place! We have been blessed to send the kids through the program..."
Parent of a Busy Bees child

"Thank you for all your love, support, and guidance through the years [our son] has been at Stepping Stones. He's grown so much and has loved every day at school. He is sad it's over and will miss you and all of the staff. We really appreciate all you have done to help [him] learn and grow."
Parent of a Busy Bees child

"Thank you for giving our girls a wonderful school to learn, grow and thrive in. I'm very pleased with their progress and the love they have for you and all your teachers. We will really miss you..."
Parents of Honey Bees and Busy Bees children

"We want you to know that we have been so happy with [our daughter's] progress and growth during her time spent at Stepping Stones. It means so much to know that [she] has been in such good hands over the last 3 years."
Parent of Honey Bees child

"Thank you for everything you did to help [our boys] learn and grow this year. They absolutely LOVE Stepping Stones and I know [our oldest] is ready for Kindergarten in the fall. I am so happy [our youngest] will be joining your group of amazing teachers for another year. We appreciate everything you've done... PS. Thank you for your patience with [our oldest]! He really loves his teachers and friends and needs that extra support/firmness every now and then. I was so proud of him during the graduation. You can tell the teachers worked hard to make it great!" Parent of Honey Bees and Busy Bees children

"My husband...and I are so grateful that the girls have Stepping Stones as their first school experience. They love their school, love their teachers and love Ms. Nancy! Thank you for all your hard work. Please know it is very much appreciated. ...We are looking forward to joining the Wiggle Worms next year."
Tiny Turtles Parent

"...that will be his last week at Stepping Stones, and that is a truly bittersweet thought! Thank you for all of your help and coordination in keeping my little boy safe, healthy, and happy over the last few years. He is always excited to go to school and has learned so much with your gentle guidance. We have had a wonderful experience with you! A million thanks for all of your dedication. "
Busy Bees Parent

"Thank you for everything you do to help my boys learn and grow! I appreciate your open communication and all of the fun programs that you have. I love seeing pictures from all of the festivities! Max and Ben love Stepping Stones and talk about all the things they learn and the fun they had everyday!" Tiny Turtle and Busy Bee Parent

"Thank you for all that you do to give Gemma and all of the children such a great beginning! She truly loves coming to school and we have seen her learn so much since starting there. You have a wonderful business with great staff and a lot of happy children that are learning so many great lessons! We are so glad that we chose Stepping Stones and look forward to the coming year with you and your team." Tiny Turtles Parent

"...I wanted to...say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an amazing year! I was nervous sending [our daughter] to a new place. ...I'm so happy we chose Stepping Stones. The center, as well as each of the teachers, have gone above and beyond and have certainly exceeded our expectations. I can tell that the Busy Bees teachers truly love what they do - you each pour your hearts into the children and it shows. ...Your dedication to their learning has been awesome... " Busy Bees Parent

"Over the years you have watched my children grow. ...Our daughter is moving to Middle School, [and we] will not be continuing after the end of this school year. ...It makes me sad as Stepping Stones has been a part of our family for over 18 years. I truly appreciate everything you and your learning center has done for me and my children. We will always remember the wonderful experiences and friends made at Stepping Stones." Parent whose children all came to Stepping Stones

"What can we say...Great things come in threes. In this case, great care came three times over! Thank you so much for establishing a sound mental and academic foundation for Aaron (Nathan and Kasey). You run a school that fosters individual growth of students that becomes VERY evident when they enter kindergarten. Thanks for all you do. We will miss Stepping Stones!!"
Parent of three children who all came to Stepping Stones

"Thanks for all you do to keep the center running smoothly with happy kids"
Busy Bees Parent

"Thank you for all the hard work you do everyday. My son is so happy at Stepping Stones and you help make that happen. You are truly appreciated!"
Busy Bees Parent

"Thank you for all that you do and keeping our son safe and educated!"
Tiny Turtles Parent

"Please let your entire staff know that we loved having our daughter there and we can not thank you all enough for everything you did for her. We are so grateful for all of you." Honey Bees Parent

"Thank you so much for everything!! I couldn't have asked for a better place to help raise my son. The staff is wonderful, always friendly, helpful, and really care about the kids." Busy Bees Parent

"Mackenzie enjoyed preschool there so much and she learned a lot. You all run such a great program there. Have a great summer. Thanks." Busy Bees Parent

"Dear Ms. Nancy, Thank you for making Stepping Stones such a great experience for Jaedon and Cameron! They have learned so much while having fun at the same time. We are appreciative of everyone's hard work and dedication. Wishing you a wonderful summer!" Honey Bees Parent

"Dear Nancy and Stepping Stones Staff, Thank you so much for the 3 years of care and support you have provided to Alexa. She has grown-up so much! It has been so nice knowing that she was safe and cared for while I was working. Your nurturing and firm way is just what she needed to help her grow. This extra year of preschool solidified her skills, made her even stronger emotionally, academically and mentally and she will no doubt be a star in Kindergarten. We appreciate all of you."
Honey Bees Parent

"Thank you for all you've done for Alison. Thank you for helping her to learn and grow." Busy Bees Parent

"Nancy, I just want to Thank you and your staff for always being so Kind and Helpful. Lacie has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Stepping Stones, she made great friends and had wonderful teachers! Thank you and your staff again!" Honey Bee Parent

"Thanks for making your school such a nice place to come and learn!"
Little Lamb Parent

"As we enter into a new chapter in life - MIDDLE SCHOOL - we are reminded of the one constant for the past 9 years - Stepping Stones. Our sincere gratitude for all the years of wonderful care and learning...We will miss you all."
Before/After Care Parent

"Stepping Stones does a fantastic job!  Both my children are further ahead than children of other schools.  My son entered elementary [school] fully prepared and I received multiple compliments from teachers, principal and resource teachers." Wiggle Worm Parent

"Very pleased and grateful to have our 2 yr old son enrolled at Stepping Stones!  He loves it!"  Little Lamb Parent

"Your staff is wonderful and I'm very happy with what my son is learning at such a young age.  I'm very glad I chose to send my son to your center."
Little Lamb Parent

"We love Stepping Stones!" Wiggle Worm Parent

"I'm very happy and impressed with the staff in the care of my son.  He is learning so much and really enjoys going to "school" and is ready now to go to kindergarten.  You all are doing an awesome job, and I hope the quality of care continues."  Honey Bee Parent

"We love everything about Stepping Stones!  Our child has learned so much in the year he has been enrolled.  Thank you!  We know he is well taken care of at Stepping Stones. "  Little Lamb parent

"Carlie is excited to go to school everyday!"  Wiggle Worm's Parent