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Stratford Public Schools
Early Childhood Programs

Program Locations

Franklin School
1895 Barnum Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615

SA - Victoria Soto School
699 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Second Hill Lane School
65 Second Hill Lane
Stratford, CT 06614

Stratford Public Schools offer preschool Readiness Programs at Franklin and Victoria Soto Elementary Schools, as well as Early Learning Services, a special education integrated program, located at Second Hill Lane Elementary School.

Exposure to a preschool experience is extremely beneficial to all who attend. The District is committed to serving children and families from diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds, including children with special needs. Children must be three (3) years old by December 31st (of the current school year), and a Stratford resident to be considered eligible for the programs offered. Children are accepted on a first come, first serve basis as space allows. The program does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, disability status, or any other status protected by law.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) interested in enrolling their child in the Stratford Readiness Program can call the Early Childhood Office at 203-381-2030 for more information and to place their child on the wait list.

Program Schedule

The school-day/school year program follow the Stratford Public Schools' calendar.
Program hours: 8:50 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

The full-day/full-year program operates 50 weeks a year. The program is closed the week before school opens in August and during the holiday recess in December.
Program hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


The cost of the program is divided into equal payments. The tuition is as follows:
School-day/school-year - $130.00 per week
Full-day/full-year - $225.00 per week

All families are required to pay a weekly fee. Scholarship assistance may be available to qualified families. The family share, based on the gross annual income of the family and family size, is determined using the current Connecticut Office of Early Childhood School Readiness sliding fee schedule. In addition, eligible families are encouraged to complete a Care4Kids application and submit it to the State of Connecticut.