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.

Online Programs

Early Childhood Education Online Program

We are proud to announce our Online/At-Home Early Childhood Education (ECE) alternative for our Preschool-Pre-Kindergarten students. 

This program will combine robust, online instruction with correlated offline activities to keep these students engaged and on-track to progress in their educational and social-emotional development.  The ECE Online/At-Home Program for next school year builds on the best of our Preschool-Pre-K distance learning experience from this past school year and amplifies that with new features and enrichment.  Our ECE Online/At-Home Program goals are to:

1. Create a virtual/at-home experience that replicates the Stratford School on-campus experience as much as possible. 

2. Incorporate connections to the on-campus community to ensure that the Online/At-Home Program is an extension of our school’s core offerings and culture.

Our program is built around easy-to-follow, weekly learning plans, and includes:

  • A combination of real-time, online interactions with teachers and other students, plus pre-recorded sessions for flexible at-home consumption, and guided at-home offline activities

  • Lessons designed to develop age-appropriate skills and will focus on “scaffolded” core skill development in math, literacy, science, language, fine and gross motor skills, creative expression, and social/emotional development.

  • • The scope and sequence of the program will be 100% aligned (week-by-week) with our on-campus program, such that if you choose to bring your child back to our in-person/on-campus school, the transition will be seamless.

Program Components

Daily Program Elements 

  • At least twice-daily real-time, online class sessions (morning and afternoon) with your child’s lead ECE Online/At-Home Program teacher.  These sessions will feature:
    • Daily core modules in literacy, phonics, math and fine arts
    • Daily Music and Movement sessions taught by a specialty teacher
    • Spanish and Science, taught in daily rotation by specialty teachers, 2 to 3 times per week
  • Daily recommended offline activities for play and development, aligned with curriculum themes

Other Key Program Components

  • Monthly, pre-prepared, learning activity kits (turn-key, curriculum-based activities “in-a-box”)
  • Weekly “one-on-one” parent check-ins with your child’s lead teacher
  • Monthly “one-on-one” parent sessions with campus leadership

Additional Enrichment and Connections to Campus

  • Weekly live or pre-recorded librarian-hosted storytimes
  • Quarterly virtual field trips with on-campus students
  • At least quarterly virtual events with on-campus students (e.g. dress-up/theme days, puppet shows, music events, etc.)
  • Monthly campus newsletters

Additional Online Program Family Connections and Parent Support

  • Monthly, outdoor learning meet-up events for Online Program families (physically distanced)
  • Virtual “parent coffees” for Online Program families with campus leadership (schedule to be determined)
  • Parent education webinar events and workshops, featuring guest lecturers and experts (schedule to be determined)