About Us

Purpose & Philosophy for Stepping Stones in Kamas

Stepping Stones in Kamas strives to meet the needs of the families of Summit County by:

  • Providing a developmentally appropriate, discovery-learning environment that meets the needs of every child’s healthy cognitive, language, motor, social, and emotional development.
  • Providing supportive parenting guidance to every family enrolled in the center.

Stepping Stones in Kamas practices the Montessori Method which teaches kids to be more independent. We also use the Creative Curriculum in which the basic foundation for this method is, “children learn by doing.” As teachers, we support children in this hands-on learning by providing encouragement, staging the environment and providing ample opportunities for creative expression.
Components of a quality program include:

  • The appropriateness of the program with regard to children’s developmental stages, culture, individual development and characteristics.
  • Responsiveness of the environment to children’s and family’s individual needs and preferences.
  • The way in which staff interact with children and families.
  • The nature of the curriculum and how it is implemented.

Casey

Casey was born and raised in Park City, Utah and after graduating high school, she spent 15 years traveling as a massage therapist.  She began her journey as an early childhood caregiver when her first son was born in November of 2014 where she worked at Vail Childcare Center in Vail, Colorado.  While taking courses to earn her bachelors in business, she was able earn her Early Childhood Certificate.  When Casey moved back to Utah in 2017, she worked as the administrator at a private Montessori school in Park City.  This is where her love for the Montessori method began.  She went to Montessori conferences and studied through books and online.  She founded Stepping Stones in Kamas in August 2018 to give her boys the best early childhood education in the area.  Casey’s love for teaching and caring for kids shows through her continued education with training and different conferences around the area.

Shannon

Shannon grew up in a small town in northern California, where she learned to appreciate nature while hiking, canoeing and camping with her family.  After receiving her B.S. in Sociology from Santa Clara University, she moved around and explored different spots in California.  She settled in a tiny town in the eastern Sierras for a number of years, which is where she met the man who is now her husband.  She relocated to Coalville, Utah almost 8 years ago, where she enjoys doing anything outside with him and her two amazing stepsons.  In addition to taking on the challenge of gardening in northern Utah, she also loves riding horses, kayaking, and hiking with her dogs.
​Shannon has worked with kids with mental illnesses, people with disabilities and traumatic brain injuries, and has spent the last 6 years at a local Montessori school.  Those experiences have fostered a deep need to teach kids a love of learning, strong self-esteem and empathy, and sense of wonder about the world.  She is so excited to start this next chapter at Stepping Stones! 

Victoria

Victoria moved to Utah five years ago from Prescott, Arizona. She is married and a mother to two amazing kids – Lucy is four and Lennon is five, hoping for a third next year! I have worked with children for almost three years with ages ranging from 8 weeks to 6 years old.  She loves art, music, and the outdoors.  Her favorite activities are spending time with my family, watching true crime documentaries, eating chocolate, and drinking coffee!!  She became a teacher to build relationships with kids and families to help children reach milestones and develop their amazing personalities.