“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein
La Petite Maternelle Fleur de Lys is a French Bilingual home-based preschool that will bring a warm, multilingual and "green" environment to your child on a play-based philosophy. Your child will be immersed in three languages—French, English and an introduction of Spanish—in a place that feels just like home.
La Petite Maternelle Fleur de Lys operates by the belief that every
child deserves a wonderful start in life. Students are held to high
expectations, but are allowed to learn, grow, and explore at their own
This preschool brings about an atmosphere of acceptance and love. It is
our belief that education should be student-led in a qualified, loving
environment. It is a great honor to be able to provide the community the absolute
best in early childhood education, ages 2.5-5. Children should be
encouraged to follow their dreams and develop a lifetime love of learning.
La Petite Maternelle Fleur de Lys abides by all national, state,
and local standards for a preschool, as defined in the licensing
regulations. We believe it is important to go above and beyond the
standard of care and learning to help children become extraordinary.
La Petite Maternelle Fleur de Lys uses a curriculum based on child-led practices. At the preschool age, we believe it is very important for children to learn and explore the world on their own terms. At the same time, we pride ourselves on positive teacher/student interaction, structure, and discipline. By focusing on child-led activities and the careful guidance and teaching of the staff, we are sure your child will thrive in school.
Goals for Every Preschool Child
To develop their sense of independence in this world.
To offer opportunities like music and movement activities, cooking experiences and computer exploration for them to learn more about who they are and what they like.
To develop confidence in life and learning that will last a lifetime
To further develop gross motor skills. This will be achieved through outdoor and indoor play. A focus on child-led physical activities such as running, jumping, pushing, pulling, and other physical skills.
To further develop fine motor skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. This includes things like hand-eye coordination, early writing, drawing and sensory play materials, including sand and water.
To offer plenty of opportunities to explore nature and learn about how it works, to care for the world we live in, and to learn ways in which we give back to the community.
To develop understanding for our key messages around sustainability - The 3 R's
To develop creativity and an appreciation for the arts through arts and crafts and a natural appreciation for pretend play and other creative activities.
To develop social skills. Children at this age are just starting to learn how to interact with others. Some activities will involve independence, while others will involve working with and interacting in a group.
To develop language arts skills in English, French and Spanish. An appreciation for words and reading in different languages will start children off on the right path and open their mind to the whole world. This will be achieved through the use of stories, words, books, plays, letter and word manipulation, creative imaginings, and more.
To develop math and critical thinking skills. Early readiness with numbers and critical thinking can be achieved at the earliest ages by connecting concepts with the lives of children through the use of manipulatives and other materials.