What is the Stepping Stones Program?
Stepping Stones provides opportunities to enhance social and emotional development of children. Children with neuro-developmental conditions participate together in group settings for learning at locations throughout the Lower Mainland. Parents can also participate in training and education on social emotional development and how to promote their child’s learning.
Social workers can provide support for children with extra needs and their families by working together with schools and community-based service organizations to provide consultation, resources and expertise.
Who Do We Serve?
We serve children up to 12 years of age with neuro-developmental conditions, and their families, who live in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, or North Shore.
Why is Stepping Stones Important?
The Stepping Stones program is dedicated to providing social and emotional learning opportunities where children and their families learn skills and strategies to regulate emotions, handle stress, identify strengths and values, and maintain a sense of self-confidence.
Developing social and emotional competencies in children results in the ability to form close and secure relationships with adults and peers as well as to regulate and express their feelings in socially and culturally appropriate ways.
Self-regulation and social awareness are stepping stones to building an important foundation for success and an overall better quality of life at home, in school, and in the community.