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About Step by Step


A Family Business That’s About Family

More than 20 years ago, our founder Gabrielle Frizzera Flowers, began her career in early childhood development as an intern at the St. Vincent Treatment Center.

This experience inspired Gabrielle to continue her work in childhood education. She graduated from Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Her next step was graduate work at Towson University, balanced with working for daycare centers in the area. After graduating with her master’s in early childhood education with honors, Gabrielle managed and directed several daycare facilities.

This combination of classical education and real world experience would help her plan, and then build, Step By Step Children’s Learning Center in Sparks, Maryland.

In business for more than a decade, the learning center has earned a reputation throughout the state for blending education, creativity and physical activity in a caring, monitored environment which produces children well prepared for the first crucial years of education.

Staffed by accredited professionals, Step By Step Children’s Learning Center is more than daycare, it’s a dedicated team of caregivers and teachers who know that  children learn differently and encourages them to proceed at their own pace.

If you’re interested in booking a tour of our facility, and learning why we were honored as one of Baltimore Magazine’s Best Daycare Facilities, contact us at 410-771-4151 or email our owner, Gabrielle Frizzera Flowers.