Our full-day Maternelle Program allows your child to learn French, to socialize with others and to acquire the basics of learning, reading, writing, numeracy and more..
Our Maternelle Program welcomes preschool and kindergarten students ages 3, 4 and 5.
Our Maternelle Program allows your child to:
- learn French
- interact with others
- acquire the basics of reading, writing, and numeracy
Your child’s progress will be followed thanks to a Progress Booklet in which teachers will track skills such as “I can say my name in front of a group” or “I recognize and say the first letter of my first name.”
The emphasis of the Progress Workbook is on validating successes and tracking progress.
The Progress Booklet:
- Facilitates learning since children are aware of what is expected of them
- Allows teachers to individualize learning activities to best suit the needs of a child
- Positions parents to help their child learn at home thanks to a clear understanding of learning objectives
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The Maternelle Program runs from September to June, Monday to Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with a half day on Wednesday from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. (complimentary childcare service is offered from 11:45 am to 3:45 pm on Wednesdays).
The Before and After School Program, the Hot Lunch Program and break week camps are available to students enrolled in the Maternelle Program. More information about these programs is available in Programs and Services.
New for the 2017-2018 school year, childcare will be available to 3 and 4 year-old students throughout the summer. For more information about summer childcare, visit Programs and Services.
3 and 4 year olds
Preschool class sizes are limited to 16 students. Each class is taught by a certified teacher and an assistant. Teachers are accredited by the French Ministry of Education and have specialized in early childhood development.
The Program is entirely delivered in French since this is the best time to develop language acquisition skills.
Through song, games, painting, sculpture and classroom work, students develop learning fundamentals. For detailed Program learnings, view our 3 year old Progress Booklet and our 4 year old Progress Booklet.
5 year olds
Each Kindergarten class is taught by a certified teacher and an assistant. Teachers are accredited by the French Ministry of Education and have specialized in early childhood development.
The Program is taught in French however, students also receive five hours of education in English per week.
Our 5 year old Program prepares students for elementary school. Children will develop the essential habits such as the ability to listen, memorize and express themselves in a class setting. For detailed Program learnings, view our 5 year old Progress Booklet.