Children begin their experience at FASPS in our Young Pre-Kindergarten (YPK) program at age three. Here children are introduced to bilingual education in French and English with developmentally appropriate activities and instruction.
For example, cooking activities throughout the year offer opportunities to introduce early math concepts, refine small motor skills and learn about French culture through holiday celebrations. Learning to be part of a community, focusing on tasks and simply enjoying school are important components of this program.
As children progress through Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) and Kindergarten (K), they become increasingly comfortable in their bilingual world. In addition to core literacy and math skills, children are exposed to art, music and science as well as holidays and traditions unique to both French and American cultures. Outdoor play ensures children get ample physical activity and opportunities to develop fundamental social attributes such as respect, compassion and conflict resolution. Upon the completion of Kindergarten, students are well-prepared to enter elementary school with the skills necessary for reading, written expression and mathematics in both French and English.