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

CENTER CLOSING SCHEDULE, HOLIDAY, GRADUATION and CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2017-2018 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. 7/12/2017)

Aug 30th, Wed, 2017 Close at 5pm
Aug 31st, Thu, 2017
Sep 1st, Fri, 2017
Closed for Fall prep.
Sep 4th, Mon, 2017 Labor Day
Nov 23rd, Thu, 2017
Nov 24th, Fri, 2017
Thanksgiving
Dec 25th, Mon, 2017
Dec 26th, Tue, 2017
Christmas
Jan 1st, Mon, 2018 New Year's Day
Mar 30th, Fri, 2018 Good Friday
May 28th, Mon, 2018 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. 7-20-2017)

Note: When planning this far in advance, please check bulletin boards for additions and changes!
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SEPTEMBER 2017 - rev 7-12-17
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.
SEPTEMBER
4th, Mon Closed for Labor Day
5th, Tue Fall Program starts
CCPS Starts
11th, Mon All school supplies should be in and labeled.
All fall paperwork must be signed and returned.
Fall fee ($75) due for all students previously enrolled before our summer program.
13th, Wed Wear Red Day
15th, Fri Jersey Day: Wear your favorite sports jersey today!
21st, Thu
22nd, Fri
CCPS Closed
26th, Tue Apple Day! Bring in an apple for a class project today.
27th, Wed Money due for Irvin Simon Pictures (All picture money is due prior to pictures)
28th, Thu Sign up for Gaver Farms trip
OCTOBER 2017 - rev 7-12-17
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 Claire's Gourmet Fundraiser begins
4th, Wed Irvin Simon Picture Day!
If it is not your child's regular day, they should come in from approx 9:30am-11am for individual and group pictures.
6th, Fri CCPS 2hr 45min early dismissal
10th, Tue Sign up for Halloween Party (Parent food donation)
12th, Thu Money due for Gaver Farm Trip
Cost: $10/pp
13th, Fri Jersey Day!
20th, Fri CCPS Closed
23rd, Mon Claire's Gourmet Fundraiser ends
24th, Tue Wear Orange Day!
25th, Wed Sign up for our Thanksgiving Feast
26th, Thu Fieldtrip to Gaver Farms
Bus times: 9-2
Wear your Stepping Stones t-shirt
Pack a brown bag lunch with extra juices
Dress for weather and wear boots!
27th, Fri BB/HB Walk to Copper Ridge to go Trick-or-Treating
Times: 10-11:15
No costumes, please!!
30th, Mon Wear Black Day
31st, Tue 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 2017 - rev 7-12-17
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, Wed Food collection for the needy starts
3rd, Fri Jersey Day!
6th, Mon Deadline to sign up for Thanksgiving Feast
9th, Thu Wear Yellow Day
10th, Fri CCPS 2hr 45min Early Dismissal
15th, Wed 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.)
16th, Thu Food collection for the needy ends
22nd, Wed CCPS 2hr 45min Early Dismissal
23rd, Thu 24th, Fri Stepping Stones closed - Happy Thanksgiving!
29th, Wed Sign up for our Christmas Open House
DECEMBER 2017 - rev 7-12-17
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, Fri Sign up for Children's Christmas Party and Special Lunch (Pizza lunch provided.)
4th, Mon Angel Tree Begins
Sign up to be an angel to an unfortunate family or pet. (Additional information will be provided)
6th, Wed WEAR GREEN DAY!
8th, Fri Jersey Day!
11th, Mon Bring in a $1-$3 dollar, wrapped, unisex gift to exchange during our Christmas Party
14th, Thu Kids Christmas Party and Special Pizza Lunch!
- 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.
18th, Mon Angel Tree Ends
20th, 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!
25th, Mon CCPS closed until Jan 2nd
25th, Mon
26th, Tue
Stepping Stones is closed - Merry Christmas!
JANUARY 2018 - rev 7-13-17
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 CLOSED - Happy New Year!
2nd, Tue CCPS Students return to school
9th, Tue Wear Blue Day!
12th, Fri Teddy Bear & Pajama Day!
15th, Mon CCPS Closed-Martin Luther King Day
16th, Tue Nicolo Whimsey Music Show!
- Times: 10-11
22nd, Mon Summer Sign Up sheets go up on bulletin boards
25th, Thu Wear White Day
29th, Mon CCPS Closed
31st, Wed Sign up for our Valentine's Day Party and Special DQ Lunch (If it's not your child's day)
FEBRUARY 2018 - rev 7-13-17
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, Thu Crazy Hat Day!
Wear your craziest hat to show your friends!
6th, Tue Dentist visits our program to show us how to take care of our teeth.
12th, Mon Summer Registration packets go out and Fall Sign Up sheets go up on bulletin boards.
14th, Wed Valentine's Day Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
- Special Dairy Queen lunch provided by center!
Wear pink or white today
19th, Mon CCPS Closed/President's Day
21st, Wed Wildlife Adventures presents Our Reptile Show!
- Times: 10-11
23rd, Fri Sign up for our St. Patrick's Day party & parent lunch donations
27th, Tue Sign up for our Arts On Stage play: "Are You My Mother?"
- 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!
- Cost: $20 per child, $10 per chaperone.
MARCH 2018 - rev 7-13-17
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.
6th, Tue Silly Sock Day!
Who has the silliest socks to wear today?
8th, Thu Sign up for our Easter Party - parent lunch donations
9th, Fri CCPS 2hr 45min early dismissal
12th, Mon Deadline for:
- Summer Registration
- Activity Fees due with permission forms
- Fall Sign up
16th, Fri St. Patrick's Day Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
Wear Green Day!
20th, Tue Wear Orange Day
28th, Wed BB/HB walk to Copper Ridge for an Easter Egg Hunt
- Times: 10-11
29th, Thu Easter Party!
- Times: 10:30-12:15
- Don't forget your food donations!
30th, Fri Stepping Stones and CCPS Closed for Good Friday
APRIL 2018 - rev 7-20-17
 
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 CCPS Closed
3rd, Tue All ticket money due for our fieldtrip to Arts On Stage
- $20 per child/$10 per chaperone
- No refunds!
6th, Fri Wear Rainbow Colors Day!
10th, Tue CCPS 2hr 45min Early Dismissal
Fieldtrip to Arts On Stage: "Are You My Mother?"
- Times: 9-12:00
- We will eat our lunch upon our return to the Center.
- Please wear your blue Stepping Stones t-shirt.
11th, Wed Wear Yellow Day!
25th, Wed Sign up and money due for our fieldtrip to Hoppers.
- Cost: $12/child, Chaperones are free!
26th, Thu Backwards Day!
MAY 2018 - rev 7-20-17
DATE PROGRAM
4th, Fri Wear White Day!
7th, Mon BB/HB Parents: Due date to sign up for Pre-K Graduation
10th, Thu Fieldtrip to Hoppers!
- Bus Times: 9-11:00
- Wear Stepping Stones T-shirt
- We will eat lunch back at the center
11th, Fri Muffins For Moms!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOMS!
15th, Tue Wear Purple Day!
24th, Thu Flower Day!
Bring in a flower to add to our class bouquet
28th, Mon Stepping Stones Closed for Memorial Day
JUNE 2018 - rev 7-13-17
DATE PROGRAM
1st, Fri Stepping Stones closes at 4:00pm SHARP!
Pre-K Graduation Program
- Times: 5-7pm

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