Reopening and Reuniting at Stratford in the Age of COVID-19

As California counties have begun to allow schools to reopen for in-person instruction, many of Stratford’s schools are in the process of welcoming K-8 students back to campus, with stringent health and safety protocols in place.  Prospective families are invited to schedule a tour and learn more.

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Back to School Advice with Jeanne Huybrechts

Parents of young children are facing two scenarios this fall and possibly throughout the school year. In some parts of the country and in some circumstances, schools are reopening, and children are returning to campus and the classrooms they abruptly left more than six months ago. In much of the country, “return to school” means returning to some form of distance learning – either full time or embedded in a hybrid model of recurring cycles of traditional school and online instruction. So how do you help your child transition with ease no matter what the circumstances? Read on for advice from Jeanne Huybrechts.

How to Help Your Child Focus at Home

As families everywhere get used to helping their kids learn and study at home, you may be finding it difficult to keep them focused on their schoolwork. If your kid is a daydreamer and gets a little distracted on occasion (like any kid does!), try these easy tips to help them stay focused at home.

Building a Resilient Family: Why Resilience is More Important than Ever

We talk a lot about why resilience is an important trait to support in children; how it helps children to grow up ready to take on challenges with a problem-solving mentality that studies show will result in healthier relationships, more fulfilling careers, and contribute to an overall sense of happiness and well being. As we are presented with new challenges in the midst of this difficult time in history, building a resilient family is more important than ever. Read more in our latest blog.

Gardening From Your Kitchen

Now, in our second month at home, we are all spending more time in our kitchens. Cooking and baking has become the new national pastime. It is the perfect time to take it a step further and start a kitchen garden with your family. Read on for ways to garden from your own kitchen!

Tips for Distance Learning Success

What is distance learning? The term has been used a lot as of late, and many parents may be curious as to what it means for their child and how to set them up for success. Read on for best practices and helpful tips so you can set your child up for distance learning success at home!