"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
2.5 to 5 Year Old Preschool Programs
Multilingual program - French, English & Spanish
La Petite Maternelle Fleur de Lys is a home-based preschool that emphasizes language arts in French, English and Spanish. The preschool draws diverse families who not only appreciate the cognitive, social and cultural value of multilingualism, but who also want a safe and nurturing environment where children come first. The multilingual program component exposes the children at our school to three languages, typically 3 days a week in French and 2 days a week in English. To give the taste of a third language, your child will also get an introduction of a 15 minutes Spanish lesson every Wednesday where we will bring the basic concepts like the numbers, shapes, colors, days of the week, etc with songs! All this will be brought to your child under different themes in all aspects of our curriculum. It is known that "children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. Your child will be prepared to take their place in a global society. Simply, the younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation".
Our beautiful outdoor classroom and garden are an important part of our preschool curriculum. We will use our flower and herb garden to learn about planting in the Spring. We will eventually have a sustainability area that includes compost bins to encourage good practice and conversation around reusing and recycling. We also have ladybugs and butterflies projects to encourage exploration around life cycles. Every year, we work with the children in the different areas of our garden and our classroom to help them develop understanding for our key messages around sustainability— The 3 R's— Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Our indoor classroom also provides weekly STEAM activities with our STEAM center and our Science Table.
Everyday music is part of our program. We pair music/singing with pretend play, dance, drama, classroom brain break/relaxation,yoga, Activities including Do Ré Mi games, homemade musical instruments (Ex. Straw wind pipe), rhythm games, exploring sounds, recitals, music around the world, exciting music lessons with colorful scarves and stories. "Communicating meaning and emotions through music and movement is to make the most of preschoolers’ brilliant imaginations".
Our PE program is a healthy lifestyle program for children from 2.5 to 5 years attending our preschool. The program focuses on supporting the development of:
Fundamental Movement skills like balance, visual motor skills and core strengthening through game-based activities like crab walks, soccer, mini basketball, parachute, hula hoop, Twister, animal yoga, etc.
Encouraging healthy eating
The children learning to enjoy how to skip, balance, hop, dodge, throw, catch and hit.
Art is part of our every day program and is always related to our current theme at school. Mme Genevieve helps the children develop skills such as drawing, painting, cutting, crafting and sculpting. The children will also be introduced to new media (e.g. Oil pastel), artistic techniques (e.g. Blowing ink) and famous artists (e.g. Picasso).