Beginning with our Toute Petite Section class (early preschool for 2 ½ year-olds), French International uses play-based inquiry in a nurturing French immersion learning environment as a springboard to the IB Primary Years Programme which starts in preschool.
Maternelle (Cycle 1 in the French curriculum) is the early childhood program which includes TPS (Toute Petite Section ), preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten.
Toute Petite Section is our 2.5-year-olds. The environment is designed to meet the unique needs of our youngest learnings.
Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students learn through a play-based approach to learning. Students build the foundational skills to be successful in Lower School.
We follow the guidelines set forth by the French Ministry of Education for Maternelle. There are five domains Maternelle students work in to prepare them for elementary school.