7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, Maryland  21784  (TEL) 410-549-6585    M-F: 6AM-6PM 

CENTER CLOSING SCHEDULE, HOLIDAY, GRADUATION and CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2015-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

** CLOSING SCHEDULE & POLICY ** (effective Jan 26, 2016)

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO reduction of fees for any emergency closings, early closings or delayed openings listed below.

We will implement the following policy during inclement weather:

CCPS Emergency Schedule Stepping Stones Schedule
Delayed (any amount of time) or closed due to weather Open at 8AM
Close early (any amount of time) due to weather Close at 4PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stepping Stones weather closings will be made on a case-by-case basis. You will receive an e-mail from the school announcing the closure.

** We MUST close for the day under the following conditions: **

* If the temperature outside is lower than 40-degrees and there is a power outage which lasts longer than 2 hours and we cannot provide adequate heat to the classrooms, OR

* If after opening by 10AM we have less than 10 children in attendance, we will close by 11:30 AM.

There is NO REDUCTION of fees for any of these emergency closings, early closings or delayed openings.

** HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE ** (Rev. 4/22/2017)

Apr 14th, Fri, 2017 Good Friday
May 29th, Mon, 2017 Memorial Day
Jul 4th, Tue, 2017 4th of July
Aug 30th, Wed, 2017 Close at 5pm
Aug 31st, Thu, 2017
Sep 1st, Fri, 2017
Closed for Fall prep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

** GRADUATION **
Jun 2nd, 2017, 5-7pm:  Pre-K Graduation

** FIELDTRIP DATES **
Fieldtrip information has been moved to our Fieldtrips page.

** CALENDAR OF EVENTS** (Rev. 7/27/2016)

Note: When planning this far in advance, please check bulletin boards for additions and changes!
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AUG/SEPTEMBER 2016 - rev 7-27-16
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
AUGUST
29th, Mon CCPS Starts
Stepping Stones Fall program starts
SEPTEMBER
5th, Mon Closed for Labor Day
7th, Wed Wear Red Day
9th, Fri Purple Ravens Day/Jersey Day! Wear your favorite jersey today
12th, Mon All school supplies should be in and labeled.
All fall paperwork must be signed and returned.
Fall fee ($50) due by this day.
14th, Wed Apple Day! Bring in an apple for a class project today.
15th, Thu Sign up for trip to Gaver Farms on parent bulletin boards
19th, Mon CCPS 2:45 early dismissal
22nd, Thu Wear Blue Day
23rd, Fri Backwards Day! Wear your clothes backwards if you dare!
29th, Thu Money due for Gaver Farm fieldtrip. $10.00 per person
OCTOBER 2016 - rev 7-27-16
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
3rd, Mon CCPS Closed
Fundraiser starts
Check bulletin boards to sign up to join in our Halloween party (if it is not your child's day) and to donate items for our party.
8th, Thu Wear Black Day
10th, Mon Money due for Irvin Simon Pictures (All picture money is due prior to pictures this year!!)
12th, Wed CCPS Closed
13th, Thu Fieldtrip to Gaver Farms
Bus Times: 9-2
Wear Stepping Stones T-shirt
Pack a brown bag lunch with extra juices
Dress for weather and wear boots
19th, Wed Irvin Simon Picture Day
If you did not pay for pictures your child will not get their picture taken, and if it is not your child's regular day, they only need to come in for class pictures at 10:30-11:00.
21st, Fri CCPS Closed
25th, Tue Wear Orange Day
28th, Fri WW/BB/HB walk over to Copper Ridge to go Trick-or-Treating
Times: 10-11:15
No costumes please!!
31st, Mon Halloween Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
All children welcome to attend but if it is not your child's day you must sign up to come. Wear costumes to school and bring extra clothes/shoes to change into.
Check parent boards to sign up for our Thanksgiving Feast!
NOVEMBER 2016 - rev 7-27-16
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
1st, Tue Food collection for the needy starts
3rd, Thu Wear Yellow Day
Deadline to sign up for Thanksgiving Feast
4th, Fri CCPS Early Dismissal
7th, Mon CCPS Closed
8th, Tue CCPS Closed - Election Day!
Please vote!
10th, Thu $6 due for next week's Anthony Ware Magic Show
11th, Fri Jersey Day! Wear your favorite jersey to school today to show your team spirit!
14th, Mon Food collection for the needy ends
15th, Tue Wear Brown Day
17th, Thu Anthony Ware Magic Show
Cost: $6
Times: 10-11
Sorry - only for children enrolled on this day
Thanksgiving Feast
Times: 11:15-12:15
All children welcome to join in our feast, but if this is not your child's day, you must sign up to come. (Please read parent boards for information.)
23rd, Wed CCPS Early dismissal
24th, Thu 25th, Fri Stepping Stones closed - Happy Thanksgiving!
DECEMBER 2016 - rev 7-27-16
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
5th, Mon Angel Tree begins.
Sign up to be an angel to an unfortunate family or pet. (Additional information will be provided.)
Bring in a $1-$3 wrapped, unisex gift to exchange on our Christmas Party next week.
7th, Wed Wear Green Day
Sign up for our Open House Program on parent boards
8th, Thu Sign up for the Kid's Christmas Party and Special Lunch
15th, Thu Kids' Christmas Party! - Special pizza lunch provided
- Santa comes and visits
- Pictures are taken of your child with Santa. (We cannot give you exact "Santa" times, please have your child at the center from 9:30-12:15 if you wish for them to see Santa.)
- All children are welcome to attend but must sign up.
16th, Fri Purple Raven's/Jersey Day
19th, Tue Angel Tree ends
21st, Wed Open House!
- Parents are invited to join their children in a Christmas Program.
- Come sing songs and make a holiday craft.
- Times: 9:30-10:30
Wear Red Day
23rd, Fri CCPS Closed until Jan 3
23th, Fri 26th, Mon Stepping Stones is closed for Christmas
2nd, Mon Stepping Stones is closed for New Year's
JANUARY 2017 - rev 4-22-17
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
2nd, Mon CLOSED - Happy New Year!
3rd, Tue CCPS Students return
10th, Tue Wear Blue Day
$6 due for Music N' Motion Tracey Eldridge show
13th, Fri Teddy Bear Day
16th, Mon CCPS Closed-Martin Luther King Day
17th, Tue Music N' Motion Program with Tracey Eldridge!
- Times: 10-11
- Cost: $6.00 per child
23rd, Mon Summer Sign Up sheets go up on bulletin boards
25th, Wed Wear White Day
27th, Fri CCPS Closed
30th, Mon $6 due for Reptile Show on Monday, Feb 6th
FEBRUARY 2017 - rev 4-22-17
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
1st, Mon Sign up for our Valentine's Day Party and Special DQ Lunch (If not your child's day.)
6th, Mon Reptile Show!
- Times: 10-11
- Cost: $6 per child
9th, Thu PJ & Slipper Day!
Wear your PJ's and slippers to school this morning, but please bring extra clothes in case we can go outside to play.
13th, Mon Summer Registration packets go out and Fall Sign Up sheets go up on bulletin boards.
14th, Tue Valentine's Day Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
Special Dairy Queen lunch provided by center
Wear pink or white today
Sign up for our Arts On Stage play to see "Cat In The Hat"!
- Tickets must be purchased in advance. All ticket requests are final!
- If you sign up for a ticket, once it is ordered you are responsible for the cost of the ticket. NO REFUNDS!
- $15 per ticket
20th, Mon CCPS Closed/President's Day
22nd, Wed Ticket money due for Arts On Stage show "Cat In The Hat"
- Cost: $15 per ticket
27th, Mon Sign up for our St. Patrick's Day party & lunch donations
MARCH 2017 - rev 4-22-17
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
7th, Tue Wear Rainbow Colors Day
10th, Fri CCPS 2hr 45min early dismissal
13th, Mon Deadline for:
- Summer Registration
- Activity Fees due with permission forms
- Fall Sign up
15th, Wed Arts on Stage Show: "Cat In The Hat" at Goucher College!
- Bus Times: 9-12:30
- Wear Stepping Stones T-shirt
- We will eat lunch after returning to the center
Only families that have preordered and prepaid can join in this activity
17th, Fri St. Patrick's Day Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
Wear Green Day!
21st, Tue Crazy Hat Day!
30th, Thu Check bulletin boards for sign up sheets for Easter Party donations
APRIL 2017 - rev 4-22-17
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, please sign your children up for B/A care during CCPS Closing and Early Dismissal days.
4th, Tue Silly Sock Day!
Check bulletin boards for sign up sheets to the Catoctin Zoo
5th, Wed CCPS Early Dismissal
11th, Tue $10 Due for Monster Slide Day on Tue. 25th
12th, Wed Wear Purple Day
WW/BB/HB walk to Copper Ridge for an Easter Egg Hunt
- Times: 10-11
13th, Thu CCPS Closed
Easter Party!
- All classrooms
- Times: 10:30-12:15
14th, Fri Stepping Stones Closed for Good Friday
17th, Mon 18th, Tue CCPS Closed for Spring Break
25th, Tue Non-Water Monster Slide Day!
- Cost: $10
- Times vary per classroom
- Check bulletin boards for additional information
26th, Wed Sign up sheets and money due for our fieldtrip to Catoctin Zoo on May 10th.
- Cost: $9 per child and $15 per adult
17th, Thu Wear Yellow Day!
MAY 2017 - rev 4-22-17
DATE PROGRAM
8th, Mon Flower Power Day!
Bring in a flower to make table flower arrangements
9th, Tue Wear Orange Day!
10th, Wed Fieldtrip to Catoctin Zoo!
- Bus Times: 9-2:30
- Wear Stepping Stones T-shirt
- Pack lunch with juices
- Apply sunscreen prior to trip
- Dress for the weather!
12th, Fri Muffins For Moms!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOMS!
BB/HB parent's due date to sign up for Pre-K Graduation Program
25th, Thu Wear White Day!
29th, Mon Stepping Stones Closed for Memorial Day
JUNE 2017 - rev 4-22-17
DATE PROGRAM
2nd, Fri Stepping Stones closes at 4:00pm SHARP!
Pre-K Graduation Program
- Times: 5-7pm
8th, Thu Fruit Day!
- Bring in a piece of fruit and we will make a fruitcup
14th, Wed CCPS Early Dismissal
16th, Fri Donuts for Dads!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, DADS!
19th, Mon Summer Program Begins!

Please Note: When planning this far in advance, events are subject to change. Please check e-mails for updates.

There are no additional charges for special holiday lunches and all children welcome but must be signed up to attend.