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à petits pas Excellence (ages 2½-4)

Toddlers learn, explore, and play en français in half-day and full-day immersive programs that meet multiple days each week!

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 them 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 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.

Program has maximum 5 children per class per day.


Fall 2018: Sep 11–Dec 21
Winter 2019: Jan 2–Mar 29
Spring 2019: Apr 1–Jun 26


Weekdays, 8:30am-11:30am / 9:30am-2:30pm

Create your own schedule with any preferred combination of days. Minimum two days per week required. Special savings for multiple days per week and on the full day option.


Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri Half Day
Full Day
2 days per week $480 per month $800 per month
3 days per week $654 per month $1095 per month
4 days per week $795 per month $1340 per month
5 days per week $900 per month $1500 per month


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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 1, 2018, Winter - Dec 1, 2018, and Spring - Mar 1, 2019


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

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*Program calendar is subject to change. No class on Sep 6-7 (staff professional development), Sep 10 (Rosh Hashanah), Sep 19 (Yom Kippur), Oct 8 (Columbus Day), Nov 20-23 (Thanksgiving Break), Dec 24-Jan. 1 (Winter Break), Jan 21 (MLK Day), Feb 18 (Presidents' Day), Apr 19-26 (Spring Break), May, 24-27 (Memorial Day), Jun 27-28 (staff professional development).


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