Stepping Stones NEWS:

Enrollment begins soon!  Enrollment for church members is underway.  Public enrollment begins March 1st.

Rib Crib Fundraiser – Monday, February 19.  Rib Crib in Claremore is hosting an all-day fundraiser  for Stepping Stones.  All day Monday, February 19, Rib Crib is donating a percentage of your table’s ticket to Stepping Stones.  Be sure to take advantage of this easy and delicious way to show your support of our important ministry.  Remember to tell your waiter you are there to support Stepping Stones.

Summer SafariClick here for information about this summer’s flexible program for children ages one to ten.

About Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Learning Center (SSLC) is a ministry of Claremore First United Methodist Church. We were first established in 1999 as a Mother’s Day Out program and then in 2006, became a DHS licensed, part-time childcare facility. We are proud to have an excellent, loving, and knowledgeable staff that truly cares about the students and families that we care for. Our focus is to provide our students with the stepping-stones they need for their education and also their faith.

 Daily Activities

  • SonShine (morning gathering)
  • Learn and Play centers
  • Snack
  • Music
  • Circle Time
  • Art
  • Outside Play
  • Story Time
  • Lunch (provided by parent)
  • Rest Time
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Chapel (bi-monthly)

Each class will focus on age-appropriate preschool skills and activities such as ABC’s, counting, colors, shapes, seasons, safety, etc. as well as Christian character traits, and Bible memory verses.  We use Horizon’s Preschool Curriculum.



  • $50 non-refundable enrollment fee
  • $40 non-refundable supply fee
  • $20 non-refundable curriculum fee (pre-k only)

Toddlers 12-23 month

  • 2 day – $175/month
  • 3 day – $245/month
  • 4 day – $320/month

Two and Three year olds

  • 3 day – $235/month
  • 4 day – $305/month

Pre Kindergarten – 4 day mandatory

  • $305/month



Stepping Stones Learning Center begins August 20, 2018 and runs through May 20, 2019. Breaks follow the Claremore Public School calendar.

Our Philosophy

SSLC’s philosophy is based on the belief that early Christian education provides an essential part of the development and growth of an individual. It is the desire of the Center to guide and nurture each child, which will enable students to reach their God-given potential. SSLC is open to children and families of all faiths. Our message is: God loves us and cares for us.

SSLC provides children with the opportunity to learn through play by using early childhood developmentally appropriate practices.

Please call the office for availability in classes. A waiting list is available when classes are full.

Tours are available Monday through Thursday mornings. Please call the office for an appointment.

Enrollment for the following school year begins in March.

Parents of students can follow us on Facebook by clicking this link! (This is a closed Facebook group which has information for current SSLC students.)

The Center is licensed by the State of Oklahoma Department of Human Services and operates as a part-day childcare facility (operating 30 hours per week) and must comply with DHS guidelines. Information can be obtained License No. K830020962