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NEW! French Immersion Mini Preschool in Downtown LA!

The Mini-Maternelle program is an exciting new way for parents to provide their children with the building blocks needed for a lifetime of learning while exposing them to the benefits of a foreign language in a nurturing and supportive environment.

After growing such a successful program in Brooklyn, the founder and director of The Language and Laughter Studio (LLS) has decided to continue growing here in LA by launching a preschool program! Offered for children 2 years and up, the program is adapted from France’s National Education guidelines and based on the successful programming at LLS. (www.thelanguageandlaughterstudio.com)

It is not necessary for the parents of the child to speak French — only that they recognize the many benefits of exposing their child to a foreign language and culture at a young age! The program is formulated to meet the unique needs of each child, to develop his or her self-esteem and to improve needed skills. The child will seamlessly be exposed to French while developing essential cognitive and motor skills and while having a whole lot of creative fun!

Enrollment for 2017 – 2018 school year is open!  Classes start September 5!


OUR PROGRAM

Our program is a means of solidifying the experience of learning another language while also offering a stimulating and challenging experiential approach to learning. We provide a secure and loving place for children to learn and play. Learning and play can and should be joyful and a source of pleasure. We believe that a child’s intelligence and reasoning are exercised through playful creativity: trying out new ideas, expressing emotions, taking different roles, making choices, repeating known ways of enjoyment. Play is a natural medium for children to express pleasure, curiosity, autonomy and is integrated as a primary way of learning.

Our well-trained, highly dedicated teachers work to build on each student’s unique strengths, interests and learning style while taking into account his or her needs and levels in terms of intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth. The daily schedule includes a balance of stimulating and relaxing developmentally appropriate activities. Through the well-known power of educational tools, our educators awaken in the children a life-long love of learning, empathy towards others and creative thinking. At all times, positive guidance techniques are used to shape the interaction between the children and with the teacher in French.

 

 


Curriculum

Our educational approach integrates the arts, humanities and sciences in a manner that actively supports the individual and social developmental needs of each child.

Classroom projects are designed to stimulate the children to search for answers to questions in a variety of ways and through a variety of mediums. These activities promote the use of the five senses, kinetic movement, spatial refinement, small/large motor skill coordination, and the acquisition and understanding of concrete knowledge that leads to abstract thought processing later on.

The program is divided into 5 areas:
  1. Language through learning
  2. Living together
  3. Moving and expressing oneself using one’s body
  4. Discovering the world around us
  5. Sensitivity, imagination, creation

The classroom boasts a three-year age range of pupils to encourage an interactive social and learning environment. This system allows flexibility in learning pace and permits the mutually beneficial relationship to develop whereby younger children seek to emulate older children, and older children naturally become teachers by sharing what they have learned with the younger ones. The children are offered a variety of opportunities to work both individually and cooperatively in small groups.

The daily schedule includes a balance of stimulating and relaxing developmentally appropriate activities. Through the well-known power of educational tools, our educators awaken in the children a life-long love of learning, empathy towards others and creative thinking.

All activities will be led in French with the needs met of all levels of speakers!

At all times, positive guidance techniques are used to shape the interaction between the children and with the teacher in French.

“Learning a language at a young age develops neurological pathways that are not stimulated in any other way. It helps children to become abstract thinkers and problems solvers.”.


Admissions

Who can attend?

There are no French language requirements to attend our Mini-Maternelle program — only an openness and desire on the part of the parents or guardians for the children to learn a new language! Children must however be between 2 (24 months) and 5 years of age by the time they start school.


Program Schedule and Tuition

We offer a three-day (Mon/Tues/Wed) and a four-day (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs) program, running from 9am-2pm.   All kids aged two to five years old are welcome to attend.

Priority is given to applications for attendance on all mornings, however we will allow children to attend one or two days if there is space.  Please contact us for more information on tuition rates at info@jardinenfants.com.

Download 2017-2018 Tuition Rate Card


Application Procedures For New Students

 

We currently have openings and would love to meet you and work with your child!  To start the enrollment process, kindly email us at info@jardinenfants.com and be sure to include your child’s name, gender and age.  We look forward to hearing from you!