Our preschool program is for children 2 to 5 years old
The earlier the better!
The preschool program is completely designed for children to learn a second language. Your child will visit monthly themes created to learn a specific vocabulary set, and learn how to interact in French with all of those new words. While playing and interacting with others, your child will constantly be invited to communicate in French.
Learning a language is challenging and everyone is unique in the way they learn. Our Philosophy is a mix of Reggio Emilia, Montessori and traditional methods. By offering multiple teaching styles, the students experience different stimulating ways to approach and visit the second language.
Our three-hour sessions include: singing, playing with toys, games, role playing, dress up, writing, reading, yoga/movement, art and crafts, having lunch, and much more. The age, or level of French of each child, does not determine who does what. Everyone gets to fully participate in each activity, and everyone gets the support they need to learn at their own pace. Every child will be personally interacted with, multiple times a day, and supported through all the new challenges presented.
Here, we prefer quality over quantity, so we have small groups, fewer, but meaningful toys, and lower teacher to student ratio. This is essential to learn a second language. Our group ratio is 1 teacher for 8 students and the teacher has an assistant! This helps to make our interaction with each child more specialized, targeted, and it creates a more effective learning environment for all.
Madame Josee is a native French speaking teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in education. She developed the concept of The Philoglots and owns the Language Center. Madame Josee has over 10 years of experience as a teacher. She taught in regular traditional French-speaking schools as well as teaching French to people of different ages and from different countries. She is also a French teacher for the EFsac
Madame Sara, is also a native French speaker. She is Madame Josee’s assistant and works alongside her in the classroom. She has been supportive and devoted in the development of the program, since its beginning at The Lil School (in Citrus Heights) in 2015. She also creates a lot of the material for the Philoglots.