Les Petits Amis is a French immersion summer day-program where children ages 2 to 8 learn French through fun and developmentally appropriate educational activities. The day is divided into two sessions:

  • The morning session (8:00 am to 12:30 pm) offers more structured activities to help kids develop four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing through play-based activities.
  • The afternoon session (12:30 to 5:00 pm) offers free indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting).

All activities are conducted in French and are designed to offer your child an outstanding French immersion experience in a supportive environment.

Features of the French Summer Program:

  • Kids learn French and live a complete French immersion experience
  • Balanced schedule of fun activities designed to keep children engaged and help them develop life-long skills
  • First-aid and CPR-trained staff who love children and enjoy teaching
  • A focus on positive relationships and creating friendships
  • A safe, wholesome environment where kids can be just kids

Example of a typical day

8:00-9:00am: Children arrive (free play)

9:00-9:45: Circle time - could include French comptine/song/dance, book reading, games

9:45-10:10: Wash hands/eat snack

10:10-11:00: Special activity - movement, music, cooking, science or art

11:00-12:00: Special activity - movement, music, cooking, science or art

12:00-12:30: Wash hands/eat lunch

12:30-2:30: Free play or nap (as long as the child needs)

2:30-4:45: Outdoor or indoor free play (depending on the weather) - we will also eat a snack during that time

4:45-5:30: Parent pick-up

Our morning activities are designed to help children develop their skills across a variety of areas including:

  • Language and literacy through story readings, discussions, vocabulary building games
  • Knowledge acquisition and cognitive skills development through a variety of STEM projects
  • Creative skills development through artistic activities including arts, music, and light cooking
  • Physical well-being and motor development through outdoor and indoor activities, in group or individually

Usually we do two group activities every morning. Examples of activities include:

  • Treasure hunt - Children follow various cues to help them find a treasure
  • Boat race - Kids build boats and race them to see which will go the fastest, the furthest, best weather storms
  • Strawberry jam - Children make jars of strawberry jam while learning more about fruits and how they grow
  • Nature art - We walk in the park to observe nature and collect a variety of items that we use to create art