Funsteps Preschool and Childcare Inc. is a state licensed, family owned and operated
center that was established in June 2000. We happily serve over 100 families in our
community, Funsteps takes pride in our stimulating and nurturing classrooms, qualified,
caring and experienced teachers, creative and enriching curriculum, and our unconditional
dedication to every child’s happiness and success.
Funsteps Preschool and Childcare Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs and activities.
Foster all children's imagination and identify, build on and develop their cognitive,
social, emotional and physical strengths and interests.
Unconditional dedication and commitment to each child's happiness and success by
making each "step" of their development educational and "FUN"
Nurture and inspire all children to play, explore, create, discover and learn
Seek continuous knowledge, education and growth in our profession with a committment
to quality care and education
Teach and model developmentally acceptable behaviors and expectations while embracing
each child's individuality
Encourage and promote parental and family involvement that respects and strengthens
the development of a positive self image for every child
Provide daily enriching, recreational and hands-on activities and experiences in
a supportive and stimulating environment
Strive for excellence one "STEP" at a time using State of DE regulations and standards
for our district, Delaware Stars and DE Early Learning Foundations for School Success
From infants through school age, the programs at Funsteps are designed to nurture
and inspire all children to play, explore, create, discover and learn! We provide
daily enriching, recreational, and hands on activities and experiences in a nurturing
and supportive learning environment. The center’s curriculum and developmental and
educational goals for each age group at Funsteps Preschool and Childcare reflect
Delaware’s Department of Education Early Learning Foundations for Infants, Toddlers,
Preschool/Pre-K, and School Age as well as the Christina School District’s Preschool
& Kindergarten Content Standards. We take pride in our safe, nurturing and stimulating
classrooms and playgrounds that promote a variety of experiences that support children’s
social, emotional, language, intellectual and physical development.
The staff at Funsteps is committed to providing your child with quality care and
education. Our teachers are experienced, qualified, professional and have an innate
love for children and learning. Each teacher selected to become a part of the Funstep’s
staff must go through our extensive interview and hiring process which includes background
checks, physicals, maintaining certification in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid, recommendations
from past employers, documentation of qualifications and certifications, as well
as working directly with each age group in our center under direct supervision of
our administration. Our teachers are required to attend continuing education classes
and trainings throughout each year with specialized instruction in child development
and early care and education. The newest theories and ideas in care and education
are continuously put into practice assuring your child is receiving the quality care
and education they deserve from a preschool and childcare center.
At Funsteps we encourage all parents to be actively involved in their child’s care
and education, establish positive, working relationships with their child’s teachers
and be familiar with the routines and expectations within their child’s classroom.
The key to our success is based on our daily, open communication with every parent
and their child. Each classroom has a “Parent Board” which contains a daily schedule,
written lesson plans, Funstep’s monthly newsletter, behavioral expectations, nutrition
guidelines for each age group and developmental milestones, criteria and guidelines
for the classroom. The teaching staff keeps a portfolio of each child’s work demonstrating
their progress and achievements within the different academic areas and is shared
with parents throughout the year. The teachers also welcome the opportunity to talk
to parents by phone throughout the day if needed and at drop off and pick up. Written
communication is provided each day to children under the age of two years. Parents
and teachers working together equals a happy and successful child!
Each child at Funsteps is required to have an annual physical and up to date immunizations.
The child’s most recent well check and immunization record is to be submitted to
Funsteps to be kept on file. Funsteps follows the DE. Division of Public Health and
State of DE. regulations and standards for child health.
Some of the classrooms at Funsteps are “peanut free” for the health and safety of
children with known peanut allergies.
Snack: Funsteps provides 2 nutritious snacks each day at 8:45am and 2:45pm for ages
Breakfast: Parents are responsible for providing breakfast and a drink each morning
if their child is dropped off BEFORE 7:15am (ages 3 and up) or before 8:00am (ages
1 & 2 years). Funsteps provides milk for cereal if needed.
Lunch: Parents need to provide their child with a nutritious lunch each day. All
lunches should be in a lunch box/bag labeled with their child’s name. Funsteps provides
milk to drink at lunch, eating utensils and paper products.
Funsteps has a commercial size refrigerator to keep all lunches cold and a microwave
in each classroom to warm any necessary items.
Hours of Operation
Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 6:30A.M. to 6:00P.M.
Holidays: Funsteps is closed for New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth
of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and 1 Inservice Day
Snow Emergencies: Late openings, early dismissals and/or closings due to inclement
weather will be posted on the website of WSTW and announced on 93.7FM WSTW.
Vacations: Receive 1 FREE WEEK per fiscal year to be used for vacation
Funsteps takes pride in our relationships with all our parents, children, families
and community. You will receive a free week’s tuition or a $100 gift card to Toys
R Us every time you refer a family that enrolls here at Funsteps!
With Funsteps’ strive for excellence, we proudly announce our participation in The
Delaware Stars Program. By choosing to enroll in this elite program, Funsteps is
going above and beyond the Delaware State Standards for childcare centers and has
made a commitment to the process of continuous quality improvement for early education
and school age children and their families.
Funsteps: The Best “Step” in your Child’s Development and Education!