La Petite Ecole offers the best in preschool education in a foreign language environment (French). The language center in the brain undergoes the greatest development in the first years of life. Exposing a child to a second language at an early age broadens cognitive ability in later years. Learning and thinking in another language also encourages multicultural awareness. At La Petite Ecole, the new language is not introduced as a separate subject, but as an intrinsic part of the environment. In an immersion program, the teachers communicate with children predominantly in the target language (French). As the children work and play in this new envirnment, French gradually becomes their preferred means of communication at school. It is known that learning a second language develops neurological pathways that are not stimulated in any other way. Early immersion not only gives children the ability to communicate in that language, it will also help them become better "thinkers" and "problem solvers", thus providing them with a great and uncontested advantage over their peers.
9:00 / 1:00 Arrival
9:15/ 1:15 Circle Time
9:30 / 1:30 Group Activities (art, music, cooking, gymnastics, literacy, etc)
10:00 / 2:00 Snack Time
10:15 / 2:15 Free Play / Centers
10:45 / 2:45 Individual Learning Time (reading, writing, math, science, etc)
11:15 / 3:15 Outdoor Play