Member of the Independent Schools Association of Mid-Coast Maine
What a wonderful preschool you have, and what wonderful persons you both are! We are so fortunate to have found you and your precious learning center! Thank you for accepting us into your “family!” Thank you for enriching our son’s life and mine! We will miss you both.
~ SWTS parent comment
Jerry and Bette Stone invite you to discover the advantages of a Stepping With The Stones Preschool education.
Stepping With The Stones is housed in a recently renovated building on 12 Lion's Lane, conveniently close to downtown Camden.
From U.S. Route 1 in the center of Camden, take Route 105 West (Washington Street) at the Village Green. Follow Washington Street to the blinking light, and continue through the light and up the hill past the Camden Fire Station (on your right) and the Knox Mill building (on your left). Once past the Knox Mill, take a left-hand turn onto Alden Street. Follow it to the end and take a right onto Knowlton Street. On your left, just before Camden-Rockport Middle School, will be Lion's Lane. Turn left on to Lion's Lane. Stepping With The Stones is located on the left-hand side of Lion's Lane, after the school bus parking lot.
Now in its 17th year, Stepping With The Stones is unparalleled in its commitment to early childhood development. This well-known family has developed one of Maine's most academically progressive, holistic, precocious preschools, lead by a team of talented male and female educators and other staff. Our teachers create an environment that fosters strong academic learning and cognitive skills and social skills development in a fun and safe, challenging, and inclusive environment.
Our innovative preschool offers high quality early childhood education that builds self-confidence, interdependence, and a celebration of life. Every child is honored and respected. We grow each child uniquely! Differentiation is key at Stepping With The Stones. Stepping With The Stones teachers and staff give loving and caring attention to children. They nurture and grow children's potential through respect, peace skills, social skills, cooperation and love. Jerry and Bette Stone bring to their school a love for children that is truly unparalleled!
As founder and administrator Jerry Stone says, "At Stepping With The Stones children come first!" This understanding permeates all aspects of our preschool. Jerry and Bette Stone have devoted their lives to the care, development and well-being of children.
The husband-wife team of Jerry and Bette Stone has taught extensively in the local area: Jerry, as a public school teacher for 31 years, 17 in the service of Camden-Rockport Middle School; and Bette, as a teacher's assistant for more that a dozen years at the Children's House Montessori School. Jerry is also an ordained minister for over 30 years. He has pastored three churches. In addition, Jerry and Bette have led area day camps, church organizations, youth groups, and resident camps. During the summer months they operate one of Midcoast Maine's most popular camps, Stepping With The Stones Summer Day Camp. They are joined at Stepping With The Stones by a dedicated and caring staff, including one of their daughters.