About Us


 the Leaders

  of Tomorrow

All of our teachers have college degrees.  Our Kindergarten teacher has a Masters degree in Childhood Education and our Kindergarten Assistant holds a Masters degree in Social Work.  More than 60% of our teachers have advanced degrees or advanced certificates.  Our teachers are among the highest trained and are highly qualified professionals with years of experience in creating strong educational foundations and inspiring passionate, life-long learners.  All of our staff annually participate in a minimum of 16 hours of professional development and training throughout the year.  All of our lead teachers are also certified in CPR and First Aid training.

Greetings to our Stratford family!

We have been working hard behind the scenes and have some exciting news to share. Stratford Preschool will reopen for the fall! We have found a new home under new leadership! Whitney Whitehurst and Laura Mack will reopen Stratford Preschool in Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, located at 1445 N. Great Neck Rd., in September of 2021. While many things will be new, the heart and soul of the Stratford experience will always remain the same. Our classrooms will have smaller groups of children. Our threes, fours and junior kindergarten classes will have a maximum of 10 children each, and there will be two kindergarten classes of 13 children each. Smaller classes allow us to provide an even more individualized program for each child to help them thrive. We know that children have had many different learning experiences during this turbulent year. We are prepared for this and are excited to offer them the social, emotional and academic support that has always been at the heart of our program. All children must be 3 by September 1st, and we will not be offering before or aftercare at this time.


MAILING ADDRESS (PO BOX 3615 Virginia Beach, VA 23454).

We can not wait to see you and your children again! If you have any questions please email us at info@stratfordpreschool.net  or call our new phone number at (757)-409-7319. 

Thank you for your love and support! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Whitney Whitehurst and Laura Mack

   Our Philosophy

 What we stand for

Stratford’s philosophy is to view each child as an individual. For the past 50 years we have helped each child reach his/her full potential as a caring, giving and loving citizen of the world. The school’s purpose is to promote the development of the young child, ages three to six years, mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally, through the cooperative efforts of teachers, family members and others who are positioned to nurture, stimulate and encourage the child.

Years of Experience



Days of Fun

Get In Touch

Location: 1445 N. Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Telephone: (757) 409-7319

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3615
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Email: info@stratfordpreschool.net

School Hours: M-F: 9am – 2:30pm