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French American Nursery School

112 Climax Rd
Avon, CT 06001-3625

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Activities (in French & English) are planned to help the child's intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.
Themes and projects will be integrated in the curriculum so that learning can occur from the child's actual experience. Children learn by doing. They acquire knowledge about their world through playful interaction with objects and people. They are motivated to learn by their desire to make sense of the world. I see my role in the process as a guide. Because learning must be relevant to children, I have to provide learning information in a meaningful context.
FANS curriculum has a structured yet flexible framework enabling me to respond to each child's individual needs, interests and development. Ultimately, I wish to provide the children a fun, loving bilingual environment in which they can grow and learn about their world from two different perspectives"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"DAILY ROUTINE (times are flexible)

20 mn --- FREE PLAY
5 mn --- CLEAN-UP
10 mn --- CIRCLE TIME:
25 mn --- ROUTINE ACTIVITIES
15 mn --- SNACK AND CLEAN-UP
30 mn --- PROJECT OF THE DAY
15 mn --- OUTSIDE PLAY (RECESS)
DISMISSAL

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Excerpted from the preschool's website