Welcome to Stepping Stone!

Established in September 2002, Stepping Stone Preschool & Childcare Centre is licensed for up to 36 children.

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Quality Childcare

Stepping Stone cares for children ages 3 months to 12 years old. We offer part day, full day and after school care.

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Hours & Location

Stepping Stone is open 7:00am to 5:30pm and can be found at 1733 Highway 1, Auburn, NS B0P 1R0.

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Our Programs & Activities

Stepping Stone offers a wide array of programs and acitivies for the children and community. 

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Your Best Choice in Childcare

Stepping Stone Preschool and Childcare Centre will provide a stimulating and safe environment for children ages 18 months to 12 years. Licensed for up to 36 children, Stepping Stone will be the fun, affordable childcare centre alternative with the best quality you can find in town. We seek to stimulate and develop children’s problem-solving and reactive thinking skills through staff and child directed activities.

Come Visit Us

We can be found right after West Kings District High School in Auburn/Kingston Nova Scotia if you are driving towards Greenwood. At 1733 Highway 1, Auburn, NS B0P1R0

Why you Should Choose Us

We participated in the pilot project Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework with the Department of Education, Early Years Branch and have been practicing Play Based Learning for 16 years.
All our Staff are trained in The Circle of Security: Becoming Trauma Informed in your Care and Practice When Supporting Families

Our Certifications include:

  • Circle of Security: Becoming Trauma Informed in your Care and Practice When Supporting Families.
  • All our Early Childhood Educators are trained and have a Level 1 or Level 2 designation Standard First Aid CPR C and AED.
  • Vulnerable Sector Checks.
  • Food Handlers Safety Course.
  • Child Abuse Checks.

Our Activites & Programs

Reading & Play Based Learning

Small Class Sizes

Safety First

Certified Tutors

Stepping Stone to Success Award

About: Every year we give a $200.00 bursary to a graduating student from the Early Childhood Education Course at NSCC Kingstec Campus-the award is called Stepping Stone to Success Award.

For: graduating students at NSCC Kingstec Campus

The Book Mobile

About: The Book Mobile visits the Centre every 3 weeks, bringing us wonderful books to read.

For: all ages.

When: Every three weeks.

Elementary Graduation Ceremony

About: Graduation Ceremony in the spring (for children attending Elementary School in September).

For: Elementary school children.

When: Every springtime.

Community Helpers

About: Community Helpers visit the Centre (RCMP Officers, Paramedics, Dentist,Recycling robot, etc.)

For: All ages.

The Maritime Centre for African Dance

About: The Maritime Centre for African Dance visited our Centre and taught the Children African dance and drumming .

For: All ages.


What Our Families are Saying

I have had my child age 3 in this daycare facility since the beginning of Nov 2019. I have had nothing but positive experiences this far. They treat my boy with such love and care. I had previously had my son at another childcare facility which was definitely not the right fit for our boy. Thank you so much for being so communicative and caring to my baby boy. Your service is so greatly appreciated!
— Monica Fraser

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