Why French Immersion?

Program Philosophy

French Language Development:
Students will learn the French language and learn in French through songs, games, and stories. There are numerous benefits to having a child learn a second language such as
  • increasing a child’s cognitive abilities
  • making him or her a more flexible and creative thinker (Lazaruk, W. “Linguistic, Academic, and Cognitive Benefits of French Immersion.”The Canadian Modern Language Review, 63, 5, August 2007, pp. 605–627)
  • developing a child’s listening and learning skills
  • developing a child’s self-discipline
  • giving a child a competitive edge in the job market anywhere in Canada and in many other countries.

Play Based Learning

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
– Fred Rogers

Our childcare philosophy for the students of Ecole Des Petits Amis is to provide students with an early exposure to the French language in a fun, safe and engaging environment. Young children learn best when learning through play, at their own pace, in their own way. Preschool children should be exposed to a wide variety of purposeful play activities. Play and learning should coexist to help students grow and achieve their very best. There will always be a balance of structured and unstructured activities throughout our preschool day.

If you wish to learn more about the benefits of French Immersion for your child, here are some web resources: