French Immersion Recreational Program
Children ages 2 - 5
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JEU D'ENFANT is a recreational program that offers children the opportunity to learn the French language while
playing in a preschool-like environment. Qualified instructors reinforce thematic learning through play and
activities. Its primary objective is for children to learn the French language while they are playfully engaged with
the other children and the instructors. No prior French knowledge necessary.
The children attending the program will get to play with their peers and make new friends. They will learn how to follow rules, how to behave in groups and how to interact with each other. The setup is similar to a preschool, with tables and chairs, circle time, drop-off and pick-up schedules. No academic curriculum is followed but instead bi-weekly themes are explored. This is a hybrid program that brings the best of both worlds together. The creative atmosphere fosters the learning process through free play and other activities such as circle time, crafts, games, story-time, music, and other elements. A variety of activities will help to develop motor and social skills.
JEU D'ENFANT is a city of Los Altos, CA recreational program. It operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9AM to 12PM at Grant Park (1575 Holt Ave., Classroom #1, Los Altos, CA). Registrations are processed through the city of Los Altos. Parents interested can register their child for the 3-day program, or choose single weekdays for the semester. Those who choose to register for 2 days must register each weekday separately.
The highest instructor:children ratio ever allowed is 1:8. The maximum number of children attending the program is set to 24 per class with 4 instructors on site.
What to bring: A water bottle, a snack and a change of clothes.
Children should be toilet trained and comfortable participating without a parent.
Our qualified instructors possess experience in children care, in addition to great academic backgrounds. They are native French speakers. Each go through an extensive background check. Our instructors are also parents who understand a child's unique situation and needs. You can trust them to care for your most precious treasure.
8:45 - 9:30 => Drop-off; Free Play
9:30 - 10:00 => Circle Time (weekly theme introduced; story, songs)
10:00 - 10:30 => Bathroom break and snack time
10:30 - 11:00 => Weekly themed crafts and/or STEAM project
11:00 - 11:30 => Outside play
11:30 - 12:00 => Circle time (songs, story, weekly theme)
12:00 - 12:15 => Pick-up time (Play-doh, kinetic sand, beads, etc.)
Pricing varies every semester, depending on the schedule and number of operating weeks. You can expect to pay anywhere between $16 and $20 per hour, based on whether you register for a single weekday or for the 3-day program. Los Altos residents get a discount.
Los Altos Fall 2019 Pricing:
Monday 9/10-12/9 (12 classes): $799
Wednesday 9/12-12/11 (13 classes): $866
Friday 9/12-12/13 (13 classes): $866
3-day program (38 classes): $2,519
No classes on Thanksgiving week.
There is a $12 registration fee.