Our experienced teachers integrate French pedagogy into early childhood education in a supportive and nurturing environment with a well-balanced schedule, providing children with a combination of free play, active time and quiet time. Students benefit from small classes of no more than 16 students, providing them more individualized attention to help them develop mentally, physically and socially.
The French School has given our daughter confidence, poise, respect for authority, love of learning, and broadened knowledge of language and culture. An A+ School.
The curriculum consists of five general domains that are explored under the umbrella of Socialization. An important educational cornerstone at this early age is to learn to function in a group setting, relate to other children, respect rules, and become more autonomous. Children learn to respect each individual, think independently and act responsibly.
Spoken and Written Language
Learning to speak and comprehend the French language is at the heart of all activities. Additionally, the literature-rich curriculum promotes a life-long love of reading. Language activities include:
• Theater/Dramatic play
• Pre-reading/Letter-sound association
Children acquire the tools necessary to structure thoughts and gain understanding of numbers, quantities, shapes, sizes and their function in the surrounding environment. These skills are developed by examining mathematical concepts like ordering, sequence, and comparison.
Children develop an understanding of space and time, applying this knowledge to their daily lives and to the world around them. Children learn how to manipulate, transform, build, and observe matter, both indoors and outdoors, while identifying its various qualities. While exploring new countries and cultures, children discover the living world, rich with animal and plant life. This domain focuses primarily on:
We give children the opportunity to discover many facets of art to encourage them to express their feelings and emotions. Each child’s sense of awareness and imagination is enriched through exposure to varied mediums and techniques in:
• Visual arts
• Theatrical arts
Both fine and gross motor skills are expanded through the use of manipulatives, construction activities, physical education, and dance to help children develop a sense of body control and self-expression.