Is your child ready for our full-day program?

We are looking for children who are 2-years and older, with a natural curiosity about the world around them. We focus on introducing the French language and culture, all while mastering our Pre-Kindergarten knowledge. Ready to start the application process? Fill out and submit our mini-application form. Or, if you have any questions, send us an email.

Our Program

We provide a secure and loving place for children to learn and play. Learning and play can and should be joyful 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.

Curriculum

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. We actively support the individual and social developmental needs of each child.

The program is divided into 5 areas:

  • Language through learning
  • Living together
  • Moving and expressing oneself using one’s body
  • Discovering the world around us
  • Sensitivity, imagination, creation

 

“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.”

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 French teacher.

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 (Tues/Wed/Thurs) 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. Please contact us for more information on tuition rates.

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 director@jardinenfants.com or info@jardinenfants.com and be sure to include your child’s name, gender and age. We look forward to hearing from you!