Summer Fun in French Camps for Toddlers

C'est la fête! Fun and Learning in French!

Format: In Person
Level: French as a Second Language, French for Native Speakers
Summer: Jun 28–Aug 20

1-week Camps
Half-day: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm, $415/week
Full-day: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm, $665 /week

New Extended After-camp Childcare:
Afternoon: 3:30-6pm • $125/week or $12/hour

Toddlers will laugh, play, explore, and stay active all summer long during week-long day camps. Each day includes language lessons plus a variety of activities including cooking, art, music, yoga, and more.

Whether your child is brand new to French or already fluent, these day camps will help them learn and improve their French while having fun and making new friends.

This half-day and full-day summer program is an excellent opportunity for toddlers and parents to get a taste of our à petits pas Excellence program offered fall through spring.

The FIAF Montclair Advantage

  • An authentic French-language immersive approach that will benefit all children whether they are complete beginners, native French speakers, or somewhere in between.
  • Small groups the maintain social distancing. See our safety guidelines below.
  • New exciting themes each week. Sign up for all 8 weeks for maximum fun and learning!

Prerequisite: Children must be at least 3 years old when the session starts and no older than 5 years old (children born between September 1, 2016 and June 28, 2018). They should be toilet-trained and accustomed to separation.

  • Typical Day

    8:30-9am: Drop-off and free play
    9-9:30am: Daily routine and movements
    9:30-10am: Greetings and circle time
    10-10:30am: Individual themed project
    10:30-10:45am: Cleaning time and free play
    10:45-11am: Goûter (snack)
    11-11:30am: Games and movements
    11:30am-12:15pm: Collaborative themed project
    12:15-12:30pm: Cleaning time, story time, goodbyes and dismissal (end of half-day)
    12:30-1pm: Lunch-time
    1-1:30pm: Quiet-time
    1:30-2:15pm: Playground
    2:15-3:15pm: Individual themed project
    3:15-3:30pm: Cleaning time, story time, goodbyes and dismissal (end of full-day)
    3:30-6pm: Childcare (optional)

  • Week 1: June 28-July 2 — F comme FRANCE

    Welcome to France!

    During this week children will learn about French culture through famous symbols and landmarks like Paris and its Tour Eiffel, le béret, la baguette and more!

  • Week 2: July 6-9* — R comme RIGOLO

    Welcome to the circus!

    “Rigolo” is fun in French! During this week children will learn about circus animals and acrobats and discover magic tricks and circus acts.

  • Week 3: July 12-16 — A comme ANIMAUX

    Welcome to the zoo!

    During this week children will travel the world, learn about wild animals and their natural environments.

  • Week 4: July 19-23 — N comme NATURE

    Welcome to the forest!

    During this week children will learn about nature’s cycles, insects, trees and plants.

  • Week 5: July 26-30 — C comme CROISSANT

    Welcome to the kitchen!

    During this week children will learn how to bake quiche, brioche, and more… like a French chef!

  • Week 6: August 2-6 — O comme OLYMPIQUE

    Welcome to the stadium!

    During this week, kids will learn about sports, they will jump, run and dance.

  • Week 7: August 9-13 — CH comme CHUUUUUUT...

    Welcome to the museum!

    Keep your voice low, we have entered the museum… During this week, kids will learn about arts though drawing, painting and sculpting.

  • Week 8: August 16-20 — HOU comme (wa)HOU!

    Welcome to the castle!

    During this week, children will learn about fantastic and magical characters like princes and princesses, wizards, dragons and more!

Health & Safety Protocols

FIAF strictly follows guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities regarding COVID-19. In-person classes and camps meet in small groups in spacious classrooms. Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at all times. Temperature checks and daily health forms must be completed upon entering FIAF. A more frequent building-wide cleaning schedule has been implemented.