The North American Division subject area standards folders form the basis for the Kindergarten program.



Kindergarten Stepping Stones: A Journey to Excellence through Discovery is an integrated kindergarten curriculum utilizing literature-based themes. As children explore the themes and interact with their teachers and peers, it is the primary purpose of this curriculum to help make the invisible God visible to each child, guiding them into a loving relationship with Jesus so that through service they may each uniquely reflect His love to others.

Kindergarten Stepping Stones is a complete curriculum for kindergarten that covers all subject areas.


Student Materials

Teacher Materials

Teacher Manual
Gives overview of Kindergarten Stepping Stones and presents the philosophy and practices used.

Bible Story/Music CDs
Contain a recording of the Bible story and songs for each child to take home.

10 Bible Story Lapbooks
Contain the four Bible stories
that will be taught during the month.

Stairway to Reading Phonics
Kit with Teacher’s Guide
Provides instruction for implementing the Stairway to Reading phonics program.

10 Daily Lesson Guides and Blackline CDs
Provide the details needed for lesson planning. There are 10 Daily Lesson Guides,
one for each monthly theme.

37 Trade Books
Read by the teacher to the class which sets the stage for the weekly activities. There are four trade books for most monthly themes.

1 Poetry Resource Book
Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
Provides a starting point for presenting related poetry throughout the themes.

Bible Story/Music CDs (consumable)
Contain a recording of the Bible story and songs for each child to take home.

Kindergarten Bible Story Readers (consumable)
Provide each child a take-home copy
of the week’s Bible story.

Stairway to Reading Student
Activity Book
Reinforces the phonics concepts and skills.

Visit the Resources section of the Kindergarten Stepping Stones website for other materials including Lead Teacher PowerPoint Presentations, Kindergarten News documents, Math Tracking Cards, Phonics Lesson Bag Labels, Pinterest Idea Boards, and more.


Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Spiritual Connection & Lapbook Title

Hands as Warm as Toast

by Lisa Himle

This Is Our House

by Michael Rosen

Me on the Map

by Joan Sweeney and Annette Cable

When Rain Falls

by Melissa Stewart

Winter’s Gift

by Jane Donovan

Grandfather Counts

by Andrea Cheng

The Bravest Dog Ever:  True Story of Balto

by Natalie Standiford

The Growing Story

by Ruth Krauss

Papa and the Pioneer Quilt

by Jean Van Leeuwen

Jalapeño Bagels

by Natasha Wing

A Box for Jairo

by Hearly G. Mayr

Jungle Thorn

by Norma Youngberg and Robert Robinson

Four Feet, Two Sandals

by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed

Beatrice’s Goat

by Page McBrier

Nico and Lola

by Meggan Hill

One Smile

by Cindy McKinley

Adéle & Simon

by Barbara McClintock

Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree?

by Jennifer Blomgren and Andrea Gabriel

Christmas Day in the Morning

by Pearl S. Buck

Sam and the Lucky Money

by Karen Chinn, Cornelius Van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu

Mama, Do You Love Me?

by Barbara M. Joosse

The Busy Body Book

by Lizzy Rockwell

A Day on the Prairie

by students of Kildeer Countryside School

(only two books for this theme)

Winners Never Quit!

by Mia Hamm

Be My Neighbor

by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko

Good-Night, Owl!

by Pat Hutchins

The Best Present

by Robert Robinson

Dad and Me in the Morning

by Patricia Larkin

Alaska Animal Babies

by Deb Vanasse

The Busy Body Book

by Lizzy Rockwell

Iron Horses

by Verla Kay

(only two books for this theme)

Bein’ with You
This Way

by W. Nikola-Lisa

Career Day

by Anne Rockwell

When We Go Camping

by Margriet Ruurs

(only three books for this theme)

Mama Panya’s Pancakes

by Mary Chamberlin

The Emperor’s Egg

by Martin Jenkins

Happy, Healthy Me

by Robert Robinson

Arbor Day Square

by Kathryn O. Galbraith

God Loves Me

God Gives Us Friends

God Gives Me Everything I Need

God Made Our World

Jesus Is God’s Best Gift

God Gives Us Families

Jesus Cares for Me

God Helps Me Make Good Choices

God Wants Us to Follow Him

I Can Share the Good News about Jesus

Off We Go! (Introduction)

Helps children transition from
home or preschool to kindergarten

Let’s Be Friends (Heroes)

Emphasis on friends, friendships,
and God’s blessing in having friends

Who’s My Neighbor? (My World and Others)

Focus on what God has given us and
thanking Him and the people who help us

Deep in the Forest (Living Things)

Gain an appreciation of nature and a sense of
responsibility in the way we treat our world

Giving Gifts (Spiritual Journey)

Christmas-related stores present
the blessings of giving

We Are Family (Friends and Family)

No matter our family make-up, we
are all a part of the family of God

Brrrr! It’s Cold! (Environment)

Compare and contrast arctic conditional
with environment in which they live

Wonderfully Made (Personal Feelings and Growth)

Explore how God designed our bodies
and how to take care of our bodies

Moving On (Yesterday)

Explore pioneer era
and westward expansion

I’m on a Mission! (Social Issues and Culture)

Learn about our global community, and
recognize that God asks each of us to show
His love to people all over the world

Stepping Stones Curriculum

Kindergarten Website



Curriculum by Subject