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Hello Parents,
Step By Step will return to normal business hours Monday, January 17. We hope that you all have remained healthy during our closure and are excited to see everyone returning to school. We want to remind you that COVID-19 is still spreading throughout the basin and to keep in mind that testing is still very limited. Although we will be open, we ask that you keep all sick children home. Any children at school who have a fever or are experiencing COVID symptoms will be sent home and must be picked up promptly. Please, If anyone in the immediate family is exhibiting symptoms or has tested positive, keep your children home. 

This is a difficult time and we appreciate all your support. Thank you.

Hola padres,
Step By Step regresará al horario comercial normal el lunes 17 de enero. Esperamos que todos se hayan mantenido saludables durante nuestro cierre y estén emocionados de ver a todos regresar a la escuela. Queremos recordarle que el COVID-19 todavía se está extendiendo por toda la cuenca y que tenga en cuenta que las pruebas aún son muy limitadas. Aunque estaremos abiertos, le pedimos que mantenga a todos los niños enfermos en casa. Cualquier niño en la escuela que tenga fiebre o esté experimentando síntomas de COVID será enviado a casa y debe ser recogido de inmediato. Por favor, si alguien en la familia inmediata presenta síntomas o ha dado positivo, mantenga a sus hijos en casa.

Este es un momento difícil y agradecemos todo su apoyo. Gracias.

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