In addition to serving children 0-5, Step by Step also care for school age children (K-5th grade), referred to as our Galloping Giraffes group. Care includes before- and after-school programming, drop-in care on days when their full-day schools are closed, and a summer camp program during summer months.
Transportation is provided to and from our school by the SCASD transportation for children attending Radio Park Elementary school. Step by Step transportation may be provided for children at other State College schools; please inquire within. Before-school care begins at 7:00 am until children are picked up to begin their school day; after-school care begins when they end their school day and ends at 6:00 pm.
Giraffes generally follow this schedule:
7:00-7:30 – Drop-off in main building
7:30-8:20 – Free play in Lizards classroom
3:15-4:00 – Gross motor play outdoors (weather permitting)
4:00-4:30 – Afternoon snack
4:30-5:30 – Homework, open centers, and arts & crafts
5:30-6:00 – Pick-ups in main building
The Giraffes group generally consists of 20-24 children and 2 teachers.