Dear Community Partner:
Stepping Stones Pre-School has been a part of a community education in Visalia for nearly 20 years. In 2007, we renewed our vision to make our pre-school the first step in a lifetime of learning for Visalia’s pre-school aged children. In that year, we became a non-profit with a 501c3 status, changing our name from the Methodist Pre-School to Stepping Stones Pre-School and becoming an independent entity from the church. Our mission as an academic enrichment only pre-school did not change, but we did set sail on an exciting new adventure to make pre-school education a reality for Visalia’s youth regardless of their ability to pay for the education. Over the past several years we have been pleased to offer more than 100 scholarships to pre-school aged children whose family has faced unexpected financial difficulties that would ordinarily prevent them from affording pre-school tuition.
“When my husband was laid off from his place of employment, we knew this would mean big changes for our family. One of the most gut-wrenching changes that we were faced with making a decision about was sacrificing our son’s first educational experience. We could no longer afford the modest tuition. We were so thankful when Stepping Stones Pre-School was able to offer us a scholarship for our son. We will never be able to repay the gift of that educational experience. We are so thankful for the community partner businesses and families that have stepped forward to sponsor scholarships for students from families like ours.” – Dawn Parker
Stories like the Parker’s are made possible by the generous donations of individuals and businesses who believe in supporting the educational experiences of young pre-school aged children. These investments in our community help to support each one of the scholarships offered to students each year.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be Stepping Stones Pre-School Scholarship Community Partner. Your generous sponsorship of a scholarship or partial scholarship support Visalia’s youth. All Stepping Stones Pre-School Community Partner’s will be recognized on our community partner wall located at the pre-school and in our annual Spring Show program. In addition to this, we will send you a partnership certificate. Finally, because we are a non-profit with 501c3 status, your donation is 100% tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID# 205745148.
Scholarship Donation Levels:
1 Year Scholarship for 1 child – $2,520
1 Semester Scholarship for 1 child – $1,260
1 Month Scholarship for 1 child – $280
Other Amount – All Scholarship donations are appreciated and will help in fulfilling this community need.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andi Sigmund at 559-734-7157.
Scholarships may be mailed or delivered in person to:
Stepping Stones Pre-School
Attention: Community Partners
5200 W. Caldwell
Visalia, Ca 93277