Over 12 years ago, Kerry Milligan established Stepping Stones with a dream of creating a safe, fun, and loving environment for children of all ages to learn and grow. It didn’t take long for the people in the area to recognize the quality and education of the caregivers and soon Kerry was filled to capacity.
Infant teacher for 6+ years
Stacey, a mom of 4 and grandma of 2, began her journey with children many years ago providing home child care. She decided her favorite age group was our very littlest students in the Infant room.
Stacey is kind, warm, and puts children and parents at ease. She is dependable and quickly learns the personalities of the infants and reads their needs very well. She is organized and helps keep the infant schedule running smoothly and stress free. We love Ms. Stacey!
Preschool teacher for 9+ years
Jennifer is a mother of 3 and is one of our preschool teachers. She has been with us for almost 10 years!! It is a rare occasion when Ms. Jenn isn't smiling. Her big beautiful smile is how everyone knows her! Her calm demeanor reassures our preschoolers that they are capable of amazing wonderful things in their lives. She has the ability to look at a difficult situation and turn it into either humor or a learning experience for everyone involved. Everyone adores Ms. Jenn and she has promised to teach Preschool at Stepping Stones forever! We are holding her to that!
Pre-K teacher for 6+ years
Chris is the adopted Grandma of all Pre-k students!
Chris began her education journey in Elementary Ed many years ago. She has been a Director of a Preschool and has owned 2 restaurants!
Chris has a calm and loving demeanor that the children are drawn to. The Before School kids LOVE her activities' committees! She is loyal and dedicated to her class, co-workers, and Stepping Stones. She loves literacy and enjoys helping the children learn language, letters, sounds, and words.
Kerry is a mom of 3 and a grandma of 5 and counting. She has been involved in many areas in early childhood education: Home childcare, preschool teacher, Asst. director of a center, Director of a ski school, and now owner and Director of Stepping Stones.
Besides overseeing the daily operation of the school, she teaches music and movement, plans all curriculum and drives the school van.
Kerry loves working with children of all ages because they are so honest. She enjoys helping them grow and learn. The best sound in the world to Kerry is the sound of children's laughter.
Janet, mother of two, joined our Stepping Stones family in the summer of 2018. She instantly fell in love with the work she was doing, her co-workers, and especially the children. Janet’s work ethic and drive to ensure Stepping Stones thrived during Covid 19 solidified the Director’s decision to make Janet the Assistant Director. Janet has passion and expertise, with over 15 years in the field of childcare. Five of those years were as a teacher at a Private Christian school teaching 1st and 3rd graders. Janet worked hard to earn a degree in Early Child Care and Development and continues to educate herself to ensure she is up to date with new information and requirements.
Outside work, you may find Janet camping, paddle boarding, reading or spending time with her family.
We are so glad Janet chose us and decided to stay!