We prepare our children for bilingual French/English Kindergarten. Each topic is studied twice weekly (once in each language). Themes include:
Using age appropriate activities, we teach the alphabet and a solid foundation for reading and writing. Through listening to songs, children become familiar with the rhythm and the music of both the French language and the English language. Particularly, if the language is not spoken at home. They have the opportunity to discover the language naturally.
Children are introduced to a basic concept program to learn the fundamentals. All activities are practical and oral. We do not use worksheets.
Each day we provide a different enrichment class from among the following: music, art, sensory play, science, gardening, cooking, and yoga.
We start the day with a welcoming morning circle and mindful conversations.
We listen to the children’s needs and emotions.
We sing songs, we dance, and we seek learning opportunities from the students’ interests and feelings of the day.
Children learn French “comptines” (nursery rhymes) and other classic children’s songs.
We learn about rhythm using instruments like egg shakers, rhythm sticks, cymbals, and drums. We also expose our students to different music styles, such as world music, jazz, pop, electronic, rock, classical, Motown and more!
Every month, we focus on a different art technique and we learn about famous artists.
We build a masterpiece in four weeks, one step at a time!
We do yoga weekly incorporating song, sun salutations, animal poses, and breathing and mindfulness exercises.
Depending on what is in season, we incorporate the fruit or plants from our garden into our snacks and activities. Such as making fig popsicles, lemonade, and herbal soups!
The children enjoy starting seedlings from seeds, watching them grow into plants, and then eating what we harvest from those plants.
Eating our homegrown fruits and vegetables is always one of our favorite meals! Following French traditions, we also build a beautiful “Herbier” (pressed dry leaves and flower “dictionary”) throughout the year.
We mix, pour, cut, investigate, experiment.
We also make our own playdough and slime from scratch.
8:00 - 8:40
OR 3:00-5:30 pm
Snacks and Outdoor play
**Enrichment Class (music, art, yoga, science or gardening)
Lunch time! (Followed by Outdoor play)
Nap time preparations
After school program (review of the daily themes, seasonal art projects, story reading, manipulatives)