A UNIQUE CYCLE
La Petite École has adopted the curriculum of the French Ministry of Education. Preschool is the place and time where essential initial learning occurs: exploring helps the child to become autonomous and acquire new skills and knowledge. When your child starts preschool, they start “Cycle 1”, which lasts 3-4 years. This unique cycle is fundamental to the success of all.
By the end of Cycle 1, preschool pupils will have acquired knowledge in several areas. The 4 main areas of learning consist in:
Mobilizing language in all its forms
Acting, expressing oneself and understanding through physical and artistic activities
Gaining basic numeracy skills
Exploring the world
The main aim of preschool is to provide each child with a successful initial school experience. We use differentiated instruction to respond to the pace of learning and needs of each child, and to allow them to flourish. TPS pupils therefore work on projects similar to children in the first year of preschool (PS), but with activities adapted to their different abilities. Work methods, activity content, games and spaces are also adapted to different pupils. A settling-in period can be considered if necessary.