At les Petits Crayons - Bilingual Preschool, we prepare children of ages 2 to 5 for elementary education. We believe that it is key to take into consideration the specific needs of preschoolers and their families.
Structure of the Bilingual Preschool and Nursery
Children are split into two age groups for activities which regroup during breaks, free play and afterschool activities.
- Group 1: Bilingual Nursery, 2 to 3 year olds
- Group 2: Bilingual preschool, 3 to 5 year olds
French and English-speaking teachers alternately take charge of each group with the support of an assistant. Children's specific daily needs (diapers and hugs) are addressed by our daycare specialist.
School facilities are designed to address children's needs at any time with two classrooms, many sinks, a quiet corner...
Missions and beliefs
- Opening horizons with bilingual teaching. 50% in French - 50% in English as a stepping stone for our pedagogy. Our curriculum is based on the rhythms of nature and the observation of the world around us, in a Montessori inspired environment.
- Welcoming children and their families with their specificities and history. We warmly and openly guide children and their families who are discovering school in France.
- Guiding children smoothly and securely to become preschoolers, as the school welcomes childrenfrom the age of 2 who were previously staying at home or in daycare.
- Respecting each child's identity and rhythm. Our goal is for each pupil to grow in confidence to trust others, and be able to serenely express and assert themselves.
- Exercising daily. We encourage children to exercise on a daily basis both inside the school and outside in the nearby park to nurture their interest in sports and movement. Self-care and health education are a key part of our pedagogy.
- Encouraging the development of each child’s creativity through a vast practice of fine arts and performing arts
Bilingual Afterschool, Wednesday club and holiday camps
A wide choice of bilingual extracurricular activities open to all.
Bilingual Preschool Programme
School at Les Petits Crayons is taught in English 50% of the time and in French 50% of the time for preschoolers
Bilingual Nursery Programme for 2-3-year olds