Although many things continue to change and evolve as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, one thing has become more clear – preschool is possible!  The most recent support and affirmation of this notion… the federal government just passed the American Rescue Plan Act to tackle the financial burden resulting from the pandemic, which includes targeted assistance for families with young children.

Part of this legislative relief package includes expanded coverage for child care expenses via federal Child Tax Credits and direct payments to families:

As we work toward a post-pandemic era, coupled with these expanded federal relief measures for families with young children, more families may be assured that now is the time for their children to benefit from on-site, in-person learning. Throughout this past year, we are proud of our continued dedication to helping our youngest students grow and learn on-site and in-person SAFELY for the majority of the pandemic period. At Stratford, we start the journey of academic excellence early with an intentionally balanced preschool program that lays the foundation for children to develop their core academic learning skills in a fun, nurturing, and exceptionally safe environment creatively adapted for these times.