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

CENTER CLOSING SCHEDULE, HOLIDAY, GRADUATION and CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2018-2019 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. 9-14-18)

Nov 22nd, Thu, 2018 Thanksgiving
Nov 30th, Fri, 2018 Staff Trip
Dec 3rd, Mon, 2018 Staff Trip
Dec 24th, Mon, 2018
Dec 25th, Tue, 2018
Christmas
Jan 1st, Tue, 2019 New Year's Day
Apr 19th, Fri, 2019 Good Friday
May 27th, Mon, 2019 Memorial Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** GRADUATION **
Jun 1st, 2018, 5-7pm:  Pre-K Graduation

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

** CALENDAR OF EVENTS** (Rev. 8-7-18)

Note: When planning this far in advance, please check bulletin boards for additions and changes!
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SEPTEMBER 2018 - rev 8-2-18
DATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NOTE Before/After-Care Parents: For staffing purposes, we ask that all B/A schoolers be signed up for CCPS closing and early dismissal days.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
SEPTEMBER
3rd, Mon Closed for Labor Day
4th, Tue Fall Program starts
CCPS Starts
10th, Mon All fall paperwork must be turned in by today (place in black paperwork bin under the tuition box).
Fall fee ($80) due for all students previously enrolled before our summer program.
13th, Thu Wear Red Day
17th, Mon All school supplies should be in and labeled.
18th, Tue Sign up for Gaver Farms Trip
19th, Wed Apple Day! Bring in an apple for a class project today.
CCPS Closed
21st, Fri Jersey Day: Wear your favorite sports jersey today!
26th, Wed Money due for Irvin Simon pictures (All pictures money is due prior to pictures).
OCTOBER 2018 - rev 8-2-18
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.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
1st, Mon Claire's Gourmet Fundraiser begins
2nd, Tue Money Due for Gaver Farm Trip
Cost: $15/pp
3rd, Wed Irvin Simon Picture Day!
If it is not your child's reglular day, they should be dropped off from approx. 9:30am-11am for individual and group pictures.
8th, Mon CCPS Closed
9th, Tue Fieldtrip to Gaver Farms!
Bus times: 9-2
Wear your Stepping Stones T-shirt.
Pack a brown bag lunch with extra juices
Dress for the weather and wear boots or old shoes!
12th, Fri Jersey Day!
16th, Tue Wear Orange Day!
17th, Wed Sign up for our Halloween Party (Parent Donated Lunch)
18th, Thu CCPS Early Dismissal
19th, Fri CCPS Closed
Money Due for Port Discovery
Cost: $20/pp
22nd, Mon Claire's Gourmet Fundraiser ends
25th, Thu Sign up for our Thanksgiving Feast
26th, Fri Wear Black Day
31st, Wed 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. Don't forget your food donations.
NOVEMBER 2018 - rev 8-2-18
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.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
1st, Thu Deadline to sign up for Feast.
2nd, Fri

Trip to Port Discovery!
Trip Times: 9:00-2:00
Bring a bagged lunch with two juice boxes
Wear your Stepping Stones t-shirt
Chaperones, bring a backpack

Food collection for the needy starts

6th, Tue CCPS Closed
Wear Yellow Day
8th, Thu Anthony Ware Magic Show!
Times: 10-11
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.)
12th, Mon Fundraiser items in, please pick up between 2:00-5:30
13th, Tue CCPS 2hr 45min Early Dismissal
20th, Tue Food collection for the needy ends
21st, Wed CCPS 2hr 45min Early Dismissal
WEAR BROWN DAY
22nd, Thu Stepping Stones Closed - Happy Thanksgiving
23rd, Fri WE ARE OPEN!!! For staffing purposes, please sign your child up to attend.
CCPS Closed
26th, Mon CCPS Reopens
29th, Thu Sign up for children's Christmas Party and Special Lunch (Pizza lunch provided)
30th, Fri Stepping Stones Closed
DECEMBER 2018 - rev 10-5-18
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.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
3rd, Mon Stepping Stones Closed
4th, Tue Stepping Stones Reopens
Angel Tree Begins
Sign up to be an angel in each classroom. (Additional information will be provided)
7th, Fri Bring in a $1-$3 wrapped unisex gift to exhange on our Christmas Party!
10th, Mon WEAR GREEN DAY!
13th, Thu Kids Christmas Party and Special Pizza Lunch provided!
- Santa comes and visits and 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.
17th, Mon Angel Tree Ends
Please have all angel tree gifts in by this day.
19th, 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!
24th, Mon CCPS closed until Jan 2nd
24th, Mon
25th, Tue
Stepping Stones is closed - Merry Christmas!
31st, Mon We are open! For staffing purposes, please sign up your child to attend.
JANUARY 2019 - rev 8-7-18
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.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
1st, Tue CLOSED - Happy New Year!
2nd, Wed CCPS Students return to school
8th, Tue Wear Blue Day!
11th, Fri Teddy Bear & Pajama Day!
14th, Mon Summer sign up sheets go up on bulletin boards
21st, Mon CCPS Closed
Marting Luther King Day
28th, Mon Eric Energy Show (in-house)
Times: 10-11
30th, Wed Wear White Day
31st, Wed Sign up for our Valentine's Day Party and Special DQ Lunch
FEBRUARY 2019 - rev 8-7-18
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.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
1st, Fri CCPS Closed
Last day to sign up for summer
4th, Mon Fall Sign-Up sheets go up and Before/After School forms handed out
14th, Wed Valentine's Day Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
- Don't forget to bring your food donations!
Wear pink or white today
18th, Mon
19th, Tue
CCPS Closed/President's Day
22nd, Fri Fall sign ups and Before/After registrations due
25th, Mon Summer registration packets handed out
27th, Wed Sign up for our Hopper's Trip
MARCH 2019 - rev 8-7-18
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.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
8th, Fri CCPS Early Dismissal
Silly Sock Day!
12th, Tue Storyteller (In-House)
Times: 10-11am
13th, Wed Money due for Hoppers
$12/child
Chaperones are free
15th, Fri Wear Green Day!
20th, Wed Trip to Hoppers!
Times: 9-11:15
Wear your Stepping Stones T-shirt
We will eat a regular lunch when we get back.
18th, Mon Deadline for Summer Registration
Activity Fees due with Permission Forms
28th, Thu Sign up for our Easter Party! (DQ lunch provided)
APRIL 2019 - rev 8-7-18
 
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.
Codes TT: Tiny Turtles (2's), WW: Wiggle Worms (3's), BB: Busy Bees (4's), HB: Honey Bees (4's and B/A). CCPS: Carroll County Public School
2nd, Tue Sign up for our Maryland Zoo trip
9th, Tue CCPS 2hr 45min Early Dismissal
12th, Fri Wear Rainbow Colors Day!
18th, Thu Easter Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
- DQ Lunch provided
19th, Fri Good Friday
Stepping Stones Closed
CCPS Closed
22nd, Mon CCPS Closed
23rd, Tue Money due for zoo trip
- 20$/pp
25th, Thu Backwards Day!
MAY 2019 - rev 8-7-18
DATE PROGRAM
6th, Mon BB/HB Parent due date to sign up for Pre-K Graduation
7th, Tue Fieldtrip to the Maryland Zoo!
- Bus Times: 9-2:30
- Wear Stepping Stones T-shirt
- Bring a bagged lunch
- Chaperones, bring a backpack!
10th, Fri Muffins For Moms! (At drop off in the morning)
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOMS!
14th, Tue Wear Purple Day!
16th, Thu Flower Day!
Bring in a flower to add to our class bouquet
17th, Fri Summer Holding Fee Due (For children not attending our summer program but returning in the Fall.)
27th, Mon CCPS Closed
Stepping Stones closed for Memorial Day
31st, Fri Stepping Stones closes at 4:00pm Sharp!
Pre-K Graduation program
- Times: 5-7pm
JUNE 2019 - rev 8-7-18
DATE PROGRAM
14th, Fri CCPS Early Dismissal
Donuts for Dads (at morning drop off)
Last day of Fall Program!

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