à petits pas Excellence Spring (ages 2½-4)

Next Session: Apr 6–Jun 22

Toddlers learn, explore, and play en français in a half-day or full day immersive program!

à petits pas Excellence, specially crafted for children ages 2½-4 with or without previous exposure to French, 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 freer movement in the classroom. Activities will include arts-and-crafts, songs, movement, games, storytelling, and more.

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.

Program is led by Guitty Roustai

Fall 2019: Sep 6–Dec 20
Winter 2020: Jan 3–Mar 27
Spring 2020: Apr 6–Jun 22

Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri
Half-Day: 8:30am-11:30am
Full-Day: 9:30am-2:30pm

Enjoy special savings when you select multiple days per week!

Maximum 5 children/class/day.

  • Step 1 — Pre-registration

    Pre-register online or in person by June 30. Classes are set up per day of week. Create your own schedule by enrolling your child for any combination of preferred days per week with a minimum of two days per week. A $150 fee** will be required to reserve your child’s spot for the Fall 2019 session.

    After June 30, please contact fiafnj@fiaf.org or 973-783-0507 to check availability and for enrollment.

    **Includes a non-refundable $50 annual registration fee and a $100 deposit deductible from the Fall tuition. If you withdraw from the program after the withdrawal deadline of August 1, or if you fail to pay the first month tuition for Fall by August 1, then the full deposit will be forfeited.

  • Step 2 — Submit Enrollment Contract

    Complete and return:

    Enrollment Contract (pdf)

  • Step 3 — Tuition Payments

    Tuition for the first month of the fall session is due by August 1.

    Subsequent tuition payments are due per the payment plan you select on the Enrollment Contract.

    Half-day program
    2 days per week schedule: $480 per month
    3 days per week schedule: $654 per month
    4 days per week schedule: $795 per month
    5 days per week schedule: $900 per month

    Full-day program
    2 days per week schedule: $800 per month
    3 days per week schedule: $1,095 per month
    4 days per week schedule: $1,340 per month
    5 days per week schedule: $1,500 per month

    Includes special savings for multi-day registration.
    Additional 5% sibling discount available.

  • *Holidays

    No class on Thu, Sep 5 (staff professional development), Mon-Fri, Nov 25-29 (Thanksgiving Break), Mon, Dec 23-Thu, Jan 2 (Winter Break), Mon, Jan 20 (Martin Luther King Day), Mon-Fri, Apr 10-17 (Spring Break), Fri, May 22-Mon, May 25 (Memorial Day).

    Program calendar is subject to change.