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Toddlers (ages 3-5)
Fun in French Day Camps
France through the Five Senses

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Toddlers explore their sense of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch, while discovering France through cooking, music, craft, visual arts, and more.

These day camps are appropriate for both toddlers new to French as well as those who have already been exposed to the language.

Registration recommended by April 15 to secure your preferred dates.


Summer 2019

June 24–August 16
$415 per week*


day camps
Brand new themes!
Activities change every week.
Sign up for all eight weeks for maximum fun and learning.
June 24-28 My Sense of Sight
Toddlers discover their face and body. They learn to name all the parts of the body and to talk about different features and traits. During this week, children will create original portraits using different media, have a daily yoga session, and stay active through fun activities and movements.
July 1-5* My Daily Gestures
Toddlers discover how perform daily tasks and care for themselves. They learn to name gestures, actions, and everyday objects (clothes, toiletries, toys, etc.) During this week, through daily routines and role-playing games, the children will carry out tasks like washing hands, brushing teeth, eating, etc. They will create their own soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. from natural ingredients and bring them home in a customized pouch.
July 8-12 My Sense of Smell
Toddlers discover the smells around them. They learn to smell herbs, spices, fruits, flowers, etc. and describe their feelings. During this week, children will plant flowers and herbs. They will create a small herbarium and natural paintings using different spices.
July 15-19 My Sense of Taste
Toddlers explore their sense of taste. They learn to taste different flavors (seasonal fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs, etc.) and to describe their preferences. During this week, children will make a sweet or savory French specialty every day in hands-on cooking workshops.
July 22-26 My Sense of Art
Toddlers discover shapes and colors. They learn to observe works of art and recognize forms and colors, and express their tastes. During this week, children will discover abstract visual works by famous French artists and will interpret them in different ways.
July 29-August 2 My Sense of Touch
Toddlers discover the sense of touch. They learn to recognize and name materials (fabrics, paper, wood, etc.), and describe their feelings. During this week, children will perform simple activities like sewing, construction, embroidery, etc.
August 5-9 My Sense of Hearing
Toddlers discover the sounds around them in nature. They learn to listen (to animals, rain, wind, etc.), to identify what they hear, and to imitate. During this week, children will record an audiobook from a children's storybook.
August 12-16 My Sense of Music
Toddlers discover music. They learn to listen, and recognize and name different instruments and styles of music. During this week, children will make small musical instruments and memorize nursery rhymes and French songs.

*No class on July 4. Price is pro-rated for the July 2–6 week.

Typical Day

9:30-9:45am: Drop-off and free play
9:45-10am: Greetings and circle time
10-10:30am: Individual project
10:30-10:45am: Cleaning time and free play
10:45-11am: Goûter (snack)
11-11:30am: Games and movements
11:30am-12:15pm: Collaborative project
12:15-12:30pm: Cleaning time, story time, goodbyes and dismissal

Age Groups & Levels

For ages 3-5. To enroll for these day camps, children must be born between September 1, 2013 and June 25, 2016. They should be toilet-trained and accustomed to separation.

Open to all levels of French including native French-speaking toddlers.


10% when you enroll in multiple sessions (non-consecutive allowed) of this program.
5% when you enroll siblings, regardless of age and program.

To take advantage of the discounts, be sure to register all at once.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other FIAF discount except refer-a-friend.


Parents/caregivers may not stay in the classroom. They are welcome to stay in the sitting area for the duration of class.

Children bring their own snack. A list of necessary clothing, arrival and dismissal arrangements, medical forms, and other pertinent paperwork will be mailed via email to parents before the start of the session. FIAF is not responsible for any lost belongings. Please clearly label all belongings with your child’s name.

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Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued after May 31.
Before May 31, a cancellation fee of $85 will be deducted from the refund amount. After May 31, you may withdraw any time before the start of the session for a credit minus the cancellation fee. No withdrawals are accepted after the start of a session. There are no allowances for absences, early withdrawals, or late starts. There is no pro-rating of fees. Additional FIAF policies apply, read here.

Emergency Contact Form
You must fill out an emergency contact form before the start of the summer session that your child is attending. The form will be sent to you via email before the start of the session. Your child may not attend class until this form is received. You only need to fill out the form once if your child is attending multiple sessions or programs over the summer.

Absence and Early Release Policy
If your child must leave early, written notice from a parent or guardian is required 24 hours in advance. There are no make-up classes for absences. FIAF must be notified if a child will be absent.

Please Note
Every effort will be made to keep students with others of the same level. However, programs are subject to change depending on enrollment and teacher availability.


FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street, Suite 7
Montclair, NJ 07042 [Map]


Also for Toddlers: Once-a-week Classes

FIAF Montclair also offers four-week à petits pas Summer Classes for ages 2-4 that meet once a week for 90 minutes, June 24-July 20 and July 22-August 17.

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