La Petite Ecole (LPE) is an introductory, French language immersion program, available every morning, on our Sausalito campus for children as early as age 2. It can be completed by Happy Play in the afternoon for a full time option.
La Petite Ecole (LPE) follows a curriculum that naturally and gently prepares children to enter our full time, bilingual Preschool. At La Petite Ecole, children play and learn together, socialize and interact while immersing themselves in the French language. They explore language as well as all forms of communication: body language, comedy and artistic expression... They develop gross and fine motor skills. They learn to think and organize their thoughts, while exploring the world around them. Fun educative projects pave the way for the implementation of a solid foundation of learning, generously integrating artistic activities, in a friendly French environment. The class is led by a French teacher and an assistant teacher.
The main objective of the Petite Ecole is socialization. This class allows children to discover the world of school and socialize while developing language skills. La Petite Ecole is the best preparation for a gentle and natural transition into Preschool.