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Kindergarten, either K4 or K5, is a very special time in the lives of families, as it is a child’s first transition to school. A positive experience in Kindergarten lays the foundation for future success in school and continued lifelong learning. The kindergarten program, both in K4 and K5, has a three-fold mandate: to provide all children with equal opportunities, to foster children’s development in all areas, and to develop a love of learning.

The goal of K4 is to promote the global development of the child through a play-based program. A full-time teacher and part-time early childhood educator collaborate to provide a variety of experiences in a rich, engaging environment that is tailored to the needs of preschoolers. K4 is a full year dedicated to a smooth transition to school, where parent participation is valued and encouraged. K4 is taught primarily in English and children may be exposed to, but not instructed in French. Our bilingual program begins in K5.

In K5, children learn French by being immersed in hands-on learning experiences and have multiple opportunities to integrate new vocabulary through playful interactions and guidance from their teachers.