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à petits pas Plus (ages 2–4)

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Winter 2019
Jan 7–Mar 25
11-week program, twice a week, $705

The à petits pas Plus program for toddlers combines language learning with creative enrichment!

Each week, your child participates in one of our à petits pas classes for toddlers plus one creative workshop. This combination of in-class and hands-on learning will allow your child to absorb the French language while stimulating their imagination and having fun.

View class and workshop series details below.

To enroll in this program:
Select and register for the à petits pas class of your choice for the appropriate age group. At the fee selection step, add one or more discounted workshop series to your class.


à petits pas 11-week Class

Jan 7–Mar 25
Weekdays or Saturdays, 90 minutes, multiple time options

Classes are taught entirely in French and allow your toddler to seamlessly become familiar with the language from a young age. Children learn vocabulary, expressions, numbers, and colors and start to form more complex sentences. Available for native French-speakers too.

Option 1: Workshops with Rotating Themes

Jan 7–Mar 25
Ages 2 & 3 — Mon or Thu, 10–11am

Ages 3 & 4 — Sat, 3:30–4:30pm

Workshop themes rotate over 11 weeks and include:

  • Arts & Crafts — Children create their own masterpieces that relate to the day’s theme and vocabulary.
  • Creative Movement — Children discover how to express themselves through a playful approach to movement—which includes dance and yoga—built around a story.
  • Music & Songs — Children learn and sing songs, work on rhythm, and play percussion instruments. Each song serves as the basis for learning new vocabulary
  • Nature & Sciences — Children explore the world around them through observations, experiments, activities and general science projects.

Option 2: Workshops with Specific Theme

Jan 7–Mar 25
Ages 3 & 4 —
Weekdays, 5–6pm

11 workshops of a specific theme with activities changing each week.

  • Do It Yourself — Monday — Using ordinary—and unusual materials—such as shaving cream, beads, Play-Doh, etc. children create objects based on a story and its related vocabulary.
  • Games — Tuesday — Engaging in games such as Twister, Lego, and easy board games, children develop motor and cognitive skills, and learn how to engage in friendly competition
  • Cooking — Wednesday — Les petits chefs develop their senses of smell, sight, and taste, as they learn some basics of French cuisine by baking seasonal treats, guided by an accomplished French chef.
  • Theater — Thursday — Children explore movement and space through imaginative play, role playing, and other activities that allow them to creatively express themselves.
  • Nature & Sciences — Friday —Children explore the world around them through observations, experiments, activities, and general science projects.

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22 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022

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