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At Step by Step Early Learning and Childcare Center we offer an enriched education based in a Reggio Emilia inspired environment.  It is our goal to educate “the whole child” and to instill in our students a life long passion for learning. We believe in developmentally appropriate teaching that allows children to learn through creativity and play. Our dedicated and caring teachers and our well-balanced, researched-based curriculum contribute to the fact that our students are excited about learning and they look forward to coming to school each day. 

Our Infant center provides a calm, soothing, and nurturing environment. Our floor to ceiling windows provide natural light and views of our beautiful surroundings. We believe in relationship-based approach to caring for infant and toddlers.  At Step by Step your child is assigned to one special infant care teacher who is primarily responsible for your child’s care. Research shows this fosters and sustains secure relationships with your child to support their development through individualized curriculum and care. 

Our Preschool is dedicated to the concept that learning should be fun. Curiosity, imagination, boundless energy – these are the priceless ingredients your child brings to us each day. Our dedicated teachers respond with a carefully balanced researched-based program designed to guide, encourage, and build upon each child’s unique potential. Our students are excited about learning and they look forward to coming to school each day.


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"A school needs to be a place for all children,

not based on the idea that they're all the same,

but that they're all different."

-Loris Malaguzzi; 

founder of the Reggio Emilia approach, visionary teacher and humanitarian

Why does the Magic Pine Tree link take me to Step By Step?

We've consolidated our business corporation at Step By Step's 981 Silver Dollar Avenue address.

About us

We opened October 17th, 2017 in response to the critical childcare needs of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County families in the Lake Tahoe Basin.


Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate for your child's age and development. Individual Education Plans can be developed if needed.


8:00AM – 5:00PM, Mon–Fri
Closed weekends + some holidays

Meet our staff
Contact us

981 Silver Dollar Avenue

South Lake Tahoe CA 96150

530-541-1320 office

530-541-1007 fax

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