We are committed to continue the vision of our founders some 23 years ago, "to educate children, challenging each child to reach his/her fullest potential academically, physically and emotionally". We invite you to visit Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center, a place where miracles happen.
In 1990, Bonnie Brown and Saralyn Fountain pursued a vision of beginning a preschool dedicated to laying a foundation for the educational needs of students with disabilities. The idea was that special needs students who had received early intervention were better able to adapt to the classroom environment interact with peers, and showed greater promise for mainstreaming into society.
Through the years, Stepping Stones has grown and adapted to the changing world and our better understanding of how to offer help to students with disabilities and their parents. In 1998, Stepping Stones expanded the preschool program to include typically developing students. The idea was that the special needs students would model behaviors of their typically developing peers and that the typical developing child would develop a better understanding and compassion for those in less fortunate circumstances.
In 2002, we opened the doors to our present location, a state of the art facility, thanks to the generous support of many community and civic minded supporters who embraced the mission of the school. Today, the Center continues to offer the preschool model of inclusion, while also offering an Academy program servicing special needs students from ages six to fourteen. We also offer an in house therapy program which includes speech therapy, physical therapy as well as occupational therapy.
Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, Stepping Stones had partnered with the Marcus Center for Autism in Atlanta to offer an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) program for children with Autism. We were the first private school to enter this partnership with Marcus. This ABA program is the only research based program to have proven results in improving the outcomes of students who are diagnosed with Autism.
We enter this school year with excitement as we examine ways to improve our programming and respond to the needs of our students and parents. We are a three-star Quality Rated program under Bright From the Start. Every class from 6 weeks to 14 years old is taught by a college degree teacher, which makes us unique and confirms our commitment to providing the best education to our students.
141 Futral Road
Griffin, GA 30224
P: (770) 229-5511
F: (770) 233-0995
Areas of Service
Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center provides a high quality preschool experience to families with children between the ages of 6 weeks through 5 years old. Young children at Stepping Stones are nurtured and supported in such a way that promotes positive self-esteem and provides the opportunity for optimal growth in all areas of development. We believe that given the right start, children find ways to learn that are right for them. Our preschool program helps cultivate children to be creative, problem-solvers, and life-long learners.
Stepping Stones specializes in providing academic instruction to students with spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and other learning differences. We offer a low student-teacher ratio designed to give children with learning differences the attention they require. Stepping Stones is committed to providing appropriate, high quality educational experiences and therapy options that are necessary for individual growth and development. We serve children from 5yrs to 14yrs of age in our Academy program.
Rainbow Rehab, LLC was founded in 2004 as a contract pediatric therapy service. Our expert staff includes Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy. Service is delivered at Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center. Our Mission is to provide services to our clients while assisting families in coping and adapting to disabilities. We are dedicated to providing specialized therapy services to foster and develop the full potential of the special needs children we are privileged to serve.
If you have any questions or concerns that we have not answered, or if you just want to schedule a time to come by and see us please feel from to contact us. We would love to sit down and talk to you more about who we are and what we can do for you.