Applying to Preschool

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Our purpose is to support parents by providing an outstanding early childhood education within a Catholic environment.  We are committed to working closely with parents in order to provide a program that encourages the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of every child.  We recognize each child as an individual and emphasize the value of process over product.

Our mission is to build a faithful community committed to nurturing each child and guiding them on the beginning of their journey of life-long learning.  We support a curriculum based on our belief that young children learn best through play. 



What Are Parents Saying...

"St. Mark Little Lions in Stratford is the most AMAZING program. I can go on for hours about how happy I am, both as a parent and a teacher. I can't say enough good things!" 

"They have a fabulous preschool program. I was a preschool teacher and it is one of the best programs I've seen with amazing, caring, nurturing teachers."

We offer a full day program for 3 and 4 year olds with many options.

 Option #1

 Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 2:10 pm

 Option #2

 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 am - 2:10 pm

 Option #3

 Tuesday, Thursday 7:45 am - 2:10 pm

After School Care "Little Lion Club" is available from 2:10 pm - 4:30 pm. If more time is needed, students join the remainder of the school at our After School Program from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

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Preference will be given to returning families.

Enrollment Requirements
All children enrolled in our program must have a current physical examination, all state required immunizations, and a complete and current health form. Physical exams are current for one year from the date of the exam and must be updated as required to remain current. A child whose physical exam is not current will be asked to remain out of class until seen by a physician. The Town of Stratford provides a daily nurse to cover the preschool through grade at eight classes at Saint Mark School. All children must be potty-trained and non-diaper dependent as of the first day of preschool in September.

Provisional Enrollment Period
It is understood that all children are enrolled for an eight-week trial period. The school staff will evaluate each child’s readiness and will give a 30-day written notice if it is deemed that the program is not meeting the child’s needs.