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Briarfield Day School

287 Kenyon Street
Stratford, CT 06614

(203) 378-6770


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are entrusted with the children of others and we take that trust very seriously. We work diligently to provide a nurturing and safe environment for growth and learning. We know that in order for children to develop fully, their social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs must be met. Our experienced staff works together each day to meet these individual needs.
We provide a balanced program of socialization and learning. Each day includes numerous opportunities for free play and exploration, as well as teacher directed, small group activities. Our curricular themes are seasonal and literature based.
Each family is treated with kindness and respect. It is difficult for families to be apart during working hours. We understand that and try to make it easier.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"07:00am - 08:00am: Welcome/Free Play/Table Choices
08:00am - 09:00am: Outdoor Play
09:00am - 10:00am: Circle Time/Stories/Free Choice Centers
10:00am - 11:00am: Snack/Computer Room/Art Centers
11:00am - 12:00pm: Outdoor Play
12:00pm - 01:00pm: Lunch/Clean Up/Stories
01:00pm - 03:00pm: Rest Time
03:00pm - 04:00pm: Outdoor Play
04:00pm - 05:00pm: Snack/Stories/Computer Room/PM Centers
05:00pm - 5:30pm: Free Play/Clean Up
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school