SPEF is continuing to monitor the guidance and policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic being offered by the CDC, the State of Connecticut and the Stamford Public Schools to assess the potential of administering our Summer Start program for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We will continue to update the website with more information as these policies develop in preparation for the start of the school year.
Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten!
Summer Start is a 5 week half-day program for four- and five-year-old children who have not benefited from a formal preschool experience. Engaging classroom activities are combined with theme-based, hands-on projects and fun field trips to build math and literacy skills (aligned with Connecticut Core State Standards). In addition, Summer Start gives preschoolers an opportunity to learn classroom routines while interacting socially with fellow rising kindergarten students. The Summer Start experience can help lessen the anxiety and stress some children feel when starting kindergarten. Studies also show that preschool instruction sets a strong foundation for future academic and social success.