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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Program

Stepping Stones is a drop-in program for children ages 2-5 years. This Christ-centered program is intended to show children the love of God in a safe, caring, nurturing environment, helping each child develop to their fullest potential. Children are engaged in hands-on activities that revolve around a theme for the day, and have the opportunity to explore and socialize with peers.

The Stepping Stones program is coordinated by Linda Lowery, Director of Lay Ministries. Please send any inquiries to llowery@umc-cornerstone.org.

Meet the Staff

Tammy Heinz (Ms. Tammy)
Four-year-old Lead Teacher

Meet Tammy

Ellen Henderson (Ms. Ellen)
Mixed Age Lead Teacher

Meet Ellen

Kelly Tummillo (Ms. Kelly)
Four-year-old Teacher Aide

Meet Kelly

Kim Lowery (Ms. Kim)
Four-year-old Teacher Aide

Meet Kim

Colleen Martin (Ms. Colleen)
Mixed Age Teacher Aide

Meet Colleen

Katie Howanietz (Ms. Katie)
Mixed Age Teacher Aide

Meet Katie

2016-2017 Calendar

Join us for an open house on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Explore the room, meet the teachers and get your questions answered!

Classes start on September 6, 2016 and run through May 25, 2017. Classes are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-noon.

"NO SCHOOL" dates for the 2016-17 school year are:

  • October 10 – Columbus Day
  • November 21-24 – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 19–January 2 – Christmas Break
  • January 16 – Martin Luther King Day
  • February 20 – President’s Day
  • March 27-30 – Spring Break
  • April 17 - Easter Break


Mixed Age Class: $13 per session
Four-year-old Class: $13 per session
There is also a one-time $40 fee to cover costs of snacks and supplies for the year.

Registration Forms

Click here to download the Mixed Age Child Information form.
Click here to download the Four Year Old Child Information form.
Completed forms may be mailed to:
Cornerstone United Methodist Church
41W170 Russell Road
Elgin, IL 60124

Completed forms may also be e-mailed to: llowery@umc-cornerstone.org

Parent Handbook

Click here to download the Stepping Stones Parent Handbook.

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