Happy Play [age 1-3]

Welcome to Happy Play

Parent and me, playful classes for children age 1-3


Happy Play is a program of fun and interactive, in-person sessions designed especially for you and your child. Its content caters to the development of bright-eyed children between the age of 1 and 3.

Come play with us on Tuesdays, on our beautiful Sausalito campus !

The hour long sessions, offered once a week, are designed to familiarize toddlers with the French language and introduce them to the fun of bilingualism with stories, songs, dance and hands-on activities guaranteed to delight and entertain your toddler. Whether your family already speaks French or is entirely new to this language, it doesn't matter!

Why this is important

Research shows that because of the way their brain develops, younger children have a greater ability to learn foreign languages. During our Happy play sessions, your child will hear and learn French in a loving, natural and playful way. Children who are educated in a second language, particularly those who learn in an immersion setting, demonstrate increased mental flexibility and creative thinking. That's what we refer to as the gift of bilingualism.

Music and playtime activities help children in their language acquisition while parents, who might be learning alongside their children, are able to participate in discussions on their children’s development.

Parents attending an Happy Play class


Happy play is hosted on our beautiful Sausalito campus. A room of the Marin campus, nested in the Sausalito foothills, is dedicated to this program. Easy to access (right at the 101 highway exit) and to park, Happy Play is super convenient.

Classes are led by Nathalie. Nathalie is a highly experienced preschool teacher who has been working at LFSF for many years and is very familiar with welcoming unschooled children who are not familiar with the French - or even the English-language. Classes may also feature guest teachers for various activities.

With Happy Play, 1 to 3 years old children can get a head start in their bilingual journey with activities tailored to their young age. Children can be accompanied by a parent, a grandparent or a caretaker. 

Come Play WITH US!

When :  On Tuesdays, from 10:15am to 11:30am 

Where : LFSF Sausalito campus - 610 Coloma street - Sausalito, CA, 94965 

Cost: Individual classes are $30.

Bundle and Save: Enroll for the whole term and get 1 free class. 

Registration: Classes require some preparation and registration is required. Drop-in is not an option. Please note that space is limited. 


Contact : happyplay@lelycee.org


At LFSF, we learn through a wide range of playful activities that promote expression and language production and support bilingual learning such as coloring and story telling.

Enjoy this cheerful bilingual coloring book and consider it an invitation to further explore LFSF and its programs.

You aren't bilingual? Not to worry!

Check out our Color and Learn page and listen to LFSF students read the book to you and your child. You can both become familiar with the story and the characters. Enjoy the audio and video versions of this coloring book... and discover more about our bilingual programs!



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After Preschool

After preschool, students can choose between the two tracks offered at LFSF: the French Track and the International Track. Explore these options by clicking on the buttons below.