Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stratford School is currently planning for the 2020/21 school year. We are confident that we are well-prepared to open school with agile plans carefully designed to address almost every conceivable scenario. For prospective families, we continue to offer personalized virtual tours and virtual open house events. We have made adjustments to accommodate all of the necessary COVID-19 precautions and continue to monitor local health and safety guidelines.

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Stratford School offers half-day and full-day preschool and pre-kindergarten programs with extended care options before and after the school day.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE 

FULL DAY PROGRAM

Morning Extended Care Table Activities

  • Printing, tracing, and cutting activities
  • Perceptual motor skills
  • Puzzles, playdough

7:00 - 8:15

Imaginative STEAM Play

  • STEAM approach to explore and create by developing curiosity and problem solving skills 
  • Teachers play with children and offer one-on-one assistance
  • Teachers assist children in developing social skills 

8:15 - 9:00

Opening Activities

  • Roll call
  • Pledge and patriotic song
  • Math Meeting and calendar

9:00 - 9:15

SMART Phonics

  • Phonics
  • Letter and sound recognition
  • Blending skills, pre-reading skills, and reading

9:15 - 9:40

SNACK TIME

9:40 - 9:50

Recess/Physical Education

  • Motor skill focus and outdoor play

9:50 - 10:15

Science/Spanish

  • Monthly themes
  • Hands-on activities and science experiments
  • Spanish: numbers, colors, shapes, etc.

10:15 - 10:35

Art 

  • Drawing and Painting
  • Free art forms and crafts
  • Fine artist of the month

10:35 - 11:00

Music and Movement 

  • Singing and dancing
  • Rhythm instruction
  • Composer of the month and classical music
  • Winter and Spring programs 

11:00 - 11:20

Story Time/Sharing and Lunch Preparation

  • Teacher reads to children
  • Students present and share items from home
  • Washing hands
  • Prepare lunch and napping mats

11:20 - 11:30

LUNCH

11:30 - 12:00

Nap

  • Children do not have to sleep, but must rest quietly 
  • Children who awaken early may quietly read books

12:00 - 2:00

Rise and Shine Time

  • Children put away bedding with assistance from teachers

2:00 - 2:15

SNACK TIME

2:15 - 2:30

Recess/Physical Education

  • Motor skill focus and outdoor play

2:30 - 2:55

SMART Math

  • Number recognition and representation
  • Colors and shapes recognition
  • Simple addition and subtraction concepts

2:55 - 3:20

Story Time 

3:20 - 3:30

Departure

3:30 - 3:45

EXTENDED CARE BEGINS 

 

Opening Circle

3:45 - 4:00

Table Activities and Games

  • Printing, tracing, and cutting activites 
  • Perceptual motor skills
  • Puzzles, playdough

4:00 - 4:30

Recess/Physical Education

  • Large motor activities, games, and relay races 

4:30 - 5:00

Daily Craft Project

5:00 - 5:40

Story Time/Dramatic Play/Music and Movement

5:40 - 6:00