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Grace Lutheran Church
Hatfield, PA
Pastor Nancy M. Raabe

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Nursery School and Day Care Center is licensed by the Department of Human Services. The Day care is open 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round for your convenience. We offer a five day a week program Monday-Friday with part-time hours and days available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  We also offer a 10 week Summer Camp program for ages 6-10.

We have a balance of structured and unstructured activities based on weekly themes. Our activities include art, music, Bible story, science, dramatic play, language development, cooking, social interaction, pre-reading skills, fine motor activities and lots of gross motor opportunities. A morning and afternoon snack are provided.

Mission Statement

The development, growth and nurturing of children in a safe environment is our highest priority. We seek to provide an environment based on Christian values in which children can develop age-appropriate social and emotional skills, learn and explore, welcome the gift of diversity, and achieve solid, foundational steps for their future success.


Our philosophy is to provide a warm, caring, loving and safe environment for your child. Stepping Stones encourages activities and opportunities for children to learn and grow through social, emotional, spiritual and physical activities. We provide a wholesome and well-rounded atmosphere for your child based on Christian principles. Our program is based on the belief that the children learn best through play, hands-on activities, and using their senses. Play and exploration are the key to our Early Learning curriculum.


In 1970, Stepping Stones Nursery School and Day Care Center was founded as an outreach of Grace Lutheran Church to the Hatfield community. It opened  as a nursery school with a before- and after-school program added later. Eventually the day care expanded to add preschool-age children and toddlers. Stepping Stones has continued to serve the community even though a 2011 fire destroyed the building that was used by the school.  The school survived the fire and the relocation to St. Maria Goretti church in Hatfield. It continues to offer a quality program with a quality staff and is back at 40 North Main Street, Hatfield.

Contact Stepping Stones

Please call the director to schedule a visit to our center, for a tour or for any questions that you may have about our programs.

Phone: 215-368-2052

Address: 40 North Main Street, Hatfield Pa.


Stepping Stones Nursery School and Daycare is a private, non-sectarian, independent school. The admission policy is open to all children, regardless of race, color, or creed. Every child may enjoy the benefits of growing and developing under the guidance of our trained and experienced teachers.

Stepping Stones Nursery School and Daycare is an equal opportunity employer.