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à petits pas Excellence (ages 2½-4)

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.

Winter 2018: Jan 2–Mar 29
Spring 2018: Apr 9–Jun 22


Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri
Ages 2½-4 — 9:30am-12:30pm

Create your own schedule by enrolling your child for as many days per week as you like with a minimum of two days per week. Choose any combination of preferred days.

PRICE — Includes special savings when you select multiple days per week!
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


Step 1 — Register for a Class

Classes are set up per day of week. Select multiple classes to enroll for multiple days per week. Minimum two days per week required. Special savings are automatically applied when multiple days are selected. You can sign up online or in person.

Register Online

Step 2 — Complete and return this Enrollment Contract (pdf)

Step 3 — Tuition Payments

Tuition for the first month is due at the time of registration. Subsequent tuition payments are due per the Payment Plan you select on the Enrollment Contract.

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All tuition is non-refundable. You are responsible for the full tuition for the session(s) in which your child is enrolled. There will be no deductions or credit for absence(s) during the session. Program withdrawal requests must be sent via email to If you withdraw prior to a session’s withdrawal deadline, you will receive a tuition credit (minus $85 fee) valid for one year. If you withdraw after a session’s withdrawal deadline, you are liable for the entire tuition for that session and the full outstanding amount is due at the time of withdrawal. Withdrawal deadlines are: Fall - Aug 18, 2017, Winter - Dec 1, 2017, and Spring - Mar 1, 2018.


Program will be led by Guitty Roustai

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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.

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

973-783-0507 •

*Program calendar is subject to change. 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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