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New Program!
à petits pas Excellence (ages 2½-4)

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Toddlers learn, explore, and play en français in a new half-day immersive program!

à petits pas Excellence, specially crafted for children ages 2½-4 with or without previous exposure to French, provides your child with all the proven benefits of bilingualism, while preparing her/him with skills and tools for Kindergarten.

Classes are built around a structured curriculum consisting of a variety of age-appropriate and themed individual projects and group activities. This provides flexibility to match each child's pace and style of learning, and freer movement in the classroom. Activities will include arts-and-crafts, songs, movement, games, storytelling, and more.

Curriculum focus includes: Language learning; Broadening knowledge of the world through exploration, experimentation, and conversation; Exposure to art; Motor skills development through movement, games, crafts, and more; and Social/emotional development, and strengthening socialization skills.

This joyful introduction to French language and culture is a great addition to a part-time preschool program or an alternative to a regular preschool program.

Registration is now open—click on the button below.

Fall: Sep 11–Dec 22
Winter: Jan 2–Mar 29
Spring: Apr 9–Jun 22


Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri
— Morning, 9:30am-12:30pm — Ages 2½-3
— Afternoon, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Ages 3-4

Choose any combination of days, minimum 2 days per week, up to 5 days per week. Classes are set up per day of week. Select multiple classes to enroll for multiple days per week. Discounts are automatically applied based on the number of classes selected.

2 days per week schedule: $480 per month
3 days per week schedule: $654 per month
4 days per week schedule: $795 per month
5 days per week schedule: $900 per month

The first month's payment is due at time of registration. Subsequent monthly payments will be automatically charged on the first of each month to the credit card on file.

Guitty Roustai has taught children of diverse ages for more than two decades. She launched FIAF’s à petits pas program for toddlers in 2006 and helped found the FIAF Manhattan Preschool in 2012. She served as the deputy director at the French American Academy of Jersey City. She has worked as a French teacher at several prestigious schools in New York, including the Dalton School, Fleming, Calhoun, and Lyceum Kennedy, and founded a language school for children. Guitty trained as a teacher in Paris, where she was certified in teaching French as a foreign language to adults and children. She was born in France and grew up in a bilingual home in Iran.

All fees are non-refundable. If you withdraw your child from class prior to the start of the term, tuition credit (minus a $45 per class withdrawal fee) will be credited to your account. Tuition credit is valid for one year. You must submit the withdrawal request by email to prior to the first class of a term. No credit available after the start of a term.

FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street, Stuite 7, Montclair, NJ 07042

973-783-0507 •

Register Now(you must enroll for a minimum of two days per week)

*There will be no class on Sep 21, Oct 9, Nov 20-24, Dec 25-29, Jan 1 & 15, Feb 19, Mar 30, Apr 2-6, May 28. For Nov 20-22, daycare will be available in place of regular class at rate of $85 per day.


FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street, Suite 7
Montclair, NJ 07042

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