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The Kindergarten

From 2,5 years old to 5 years old : TPS, PS, MS, GS (Pre nursery to Year 1).

The LFKL kindergarten welcomes children from the age of 2,5 years old to 6 years old, from the TPS
(Very Small Section – Pre Nursery) to GS (Grande Section – Year 1).

The LFKL offers an early French and English learning program to kindergarten students allowing them to adapt themselves to their multicultural environment.

Class hours:
8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m. – Classes end/BUSES
ON WEDNESDAYS classes end at 12.00 p.m.

Following the curriculum established by the French Ministry of National Education, the kindergarten program includes 6 principal areas of learning:

  • The language
  • Expression
  • Discovering letters and writing
  • Exploring the world
  • Becoming a student
  • perceive, feel, imagine and create

The Kindergarten’s ultimate aim is to help each child become independent, according to adapted procedures, and to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in mastering the basic learning skills in CP (Year 2).

The primary objective of the kindergarten is for the children to acquire rich, well-structured oral language, which can be clearly understood by others. In the kindergarten, the child establishes relationships with other children and with adults. They exercise their motor, sensory, emotional, and intellectual skills, they gradually become students. They discover the universe of the written word. The Kindergarten curriculum, without hourly curricular requirements, presents major domains of activity to be covered over the three years preceding the start of compulsory schooling; it fixes the objectives to be attained and the skills to acquire before the passage into primary school. In implementing the curriculum, the developmental stages and rhythm of the child must be taken into account.

The kindergarten plays an essential role in identifying and preventing problems or difficulties, a role that it must fully assume, especially in regards to specific language difficulties.

Kindergarten Curriculum

LANGUAGE

Learn new words

Discover grammar & syntax

Understand sentences and answer questions

Elaborate stories thoroughly

Learn to describe a situation and ask proper questions

Share an opinion

EXPRESSING THEMSELVES

Take part in sports activities

Explore their surrounding and adapt their movements to their environment

Play and cooperate collectively

Recreate a simple gymnastic routine

Expressions through music

Learn to organize their space

DISCOVERING LETTERS AND WRITTING

Listen and understand a text

Recognize famous tales

Distinguish syllables in words and sentences

Identify various sounds

Write each letter of the Alphabet

Write their names and copy words

Link letters and words through sound

EXPLORING THE WORLD

Being able to count, describe through languages and shapes

Compare, classify objects and materials according to their usage and quality. Numeric comprehension until 30. Compare quantities and resolve quantity problems

Know about animals, vegetation, life cycle (nutrition, growth, reproduction)

Discovering the principal body parts (function, 5 senses)

Practice good hygiene etiquette

Being able to identify an event time, a day, a week, a moment

BECOMING A STUDENT

Empathy towards other and abide the school community rules

Listen, help, cooperate and ask for help

In control of their emotions and build self-confidence

Understand adults’ roles

Execute a simple task independently

Play a role in each school activity

Elaborate to adults what they learn

PERCEIVE, FEEL, IMAGINE, CREATE

First artistic experience

Channel their gestures through different materials

Observe and describe cultural art works

Recognize and interpret simple symphonies

Express themselves through drawings

School Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Children arrival 7.45 – 8.15am 7.45 – 8.15am 7.45 – 8.15am 7.45 – 8.15am 7.45 – 8.15am
School hours in the morning 8am – 11.30am 8am – 11.30am 8am – 11.30am 8am – 11.30am 8am – 11.30am
Number of school hours in the morning 3h30 3h30 4h00 3h30 3h30
Lunch time 11.30am – 12.30pm 11.30am – 12.30pm 11.30am – 12.30pm 11.30am – 12.30pm
School hours in the afternoon 12.30pm – 2.30pm 12.30pm – 2.30pm 12.30pm – 2.30pm 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Number of school hours in the afternoon 2h00 2h00 2h00 2h00
End of the classes 2.15pm – 2.30pm 2.15pm – 2.30pm 11.45am – 12pm 2.15pm – 2.30pm 2.15pm – 2.30pm
Total of class hours per day 5h30 5h30 4h 5h30 5h30
Number of class hours per week 26 hours