à petits pas Excellence (Pre-K / Ages 2½-5)

Location: In Person at FIAF Montclair
Level: All Levels
Winter Jan 2–Mar 31 • Spring Apr 3–Jun 23

Half-Day: 8:30am-11:30am
Full-Day: 9:30am-2:30pm

Extended childcare available at an additional fee 2:30pm-6pm

PLEASE NOTE: This program is full for 2023-2024. Applications are open for the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 school years of the FIAF Preschool: Montclair — learn more.

With à petits pas Excellence, toddlers learn, explore, and play en français in an immersive program that meets multiple days a week with choice of half-day or full-day schedule! Specially crafted for children ages 2½-5 with or without previous exposure to French, the program provides your child with all the proven benefits of bilingualism, while preparing her/him with skills and tools for kindergarten.

Classes are built around a structured curriculum consisting of a variety of age-appropriate and themed individual projects and group activities. This provides flexibility to match each child’s pace and style of learning, and free movement in the classroom. Curriculum focus includes Language learning; Broadening knowledge of the world through exploration, experimentation, and conversation; Exposure to art; Motor skills development through movement, games, crafts, and more; and Social/emotional development, and strengthening socialization skills.

This joyful introduction to French language and culture is a great addition to a part-time preschool program or an alternative to a regular preschool program.

Download: 2023-2024 Calendar (pdf)

Note About Class Formats: à petits pas Toddler classes and French for Benjamins classes are held entirely in person at FIAF or entirely online on Zoom. Classes for children ages 7 and older are HyFlex with online and in-person students attending the same class via 360° cameras in the classroom.