The Stepping Stones Difference
“In our family’s situation, Stepping Stones is a cost effective way for us to get additional education for our child and child care while I work.”
– Parent of a Stepping Stones child
Stepping Stones is not your typical after school program. The strength of our program lies in the strength of the partnership between Davenport Community Schools; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Scott County; and the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation. Together, we deliver a strong foundation of Academics, Enrichment, and Recreation.
During academic time, students work on homework and school day assignments. If extra help is needed, Stepping Stones staff and Davenport Community Schools certified teachers are available for assistance. There is also a free play time where students are provided educational materials, books, and games.
Enrichment is a time for students to explore topics and subjects that they might not always have the opportunity to do. Enrichment allows students to:
- Experience the relevance of school day academics
- Engage with community experts
- Participate in unique experiences
- Develop a positive attitude about learning
Stepping Stones enrichment partners include such organizations as Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Scott County; The Figge Art Museum; The River Music Experience; The Putnam Museum; The American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area, and many more.
During recreation time, students participate physical activities, learn about healthy habits, and engage in team building activities. There is also a free time where students are able to play games, do crafts and art projects, and socialize with peers.