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Ice Skating Party 2019

The PA is pleased to invite you to its annual Ice Skating Party  that will take place on Sunday, February 24th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center.

The cost, for entry and skating is $9 per adult & $7 per child (free entrance for kids under 4 years old), and covers the rink rental that is being reserved just for us at that time. Entry is free for those not skating.

Purchase Entry Tickets for Ice Skaters

Select the entry fee for Adults, click Add to Cart, then go back to this screen to select the entry fee for Children, and click Add to Cart again to make payment for the whole family.


Fee for Ice Skaters



Skate Rental:  if you do not own skates, you will be able to rent them for an additional $4, payment will be done at the rink.

This year again we will be holding a potluck, so please bring a dish to share! To ensure a well-balanced buffet, we have divided the meal preparation by class and the PA will provide water and utensils.

Open House: Saturday, Feb. 2nd

Is your child entering Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten or First Grade in the Fall? Are you looking for a nurturing and creative learning environment where your child can thrive?

Join us for a casual conversation to find out more about our program and whether FASP might be the right fit for your child. You will receive a tour, meet our teachers, parents and the Head of School, and have the opportunity to ask questions to the admissions staff.

See FASP for yourself on Saturday, February 2nd

 

Have questions about the admissions process? Interested in hearing from our current parents? Want a tour of the building? This informal gathering will give you a valuable opportunity to ask questions and gain unique insights in a relaxed setting.

Don’t miss our annual Open House on Saturday!

We invite you to visit us with your family on a Saturday, children are most welcome to attend with their parents.

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Next Admissions Event

Join us for a casual conversation to find out more about our program and whether FASP might be the right fit for your child. We will treat you to coffee while getting your questions answered!

Join us on Friday, Dec. 7th

 

Have questions about the admissions process? Interested in hearing from our current parents? Want a tour of the building? This informal gathering will give you a valuable opportunity to ask questions and gain unique insights in a relaxed setting.

This a great opportunity to talk casually with the Head of School and the Admissions staff to learn more about the FASP Program. 

Bring a friend and join us for an informal conversation over coffee

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Admissions Events

Dec. 07, 18 Coffee Chat
Feb. 02, 19 Open House
Apr. 26, 19 Coffee Chat

Why Early Childhood Education Matters ?

Preschool programs provide early childhood education and care for young children, and help them develop a range of skills that make them ready to learn when they start Elementary school.

When you think of Preschool, what do you envision? Are you afraid that your child is still too small to be placed in a structured environment? Does it scare you how they might cope with the separation? Well, don’t be. Preschool can only help your child.

Benefits of Early Childhood Education

Children gain a lot from going to preschool because they become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes there. But, more importantly, they develop social and emotional skills and learn how to get along with other children, to share and to contribute.

Preschools offer children the chance to socialize with other children, learn more about themselves, learn how to problem solve, build confidence and much more.

Early Childhood Education

  • Preschool provides a foundation for learning, both socially and academically
  • Preschool is an opportunity for kids to be in a structured setting
  • Preschool will prepare children for elementary school where things get more academic
  • Preschool will help your child develop socially and emotionally
  • Preschool will help your children find answers to their numerous questions
  • They will learn their ABCs and 123

Preschool provides a foundation for learning both socially and academically that will help your child succeed in Elementary school.

Teachers use a variety of methods to help children grow cognitively, as well as conceptually. Children enhance their cognitive skills and learn social and motor skills through play. For example, drawing with a crayon or pencil enhances fine motor skills. Jumping and running strengthen muscles and improve balance. Playing with others improves language skills and socialization. Play also helps children communicate emotions, and practice creative problem-solving.

Our experienced teachers are dedicated to enhancing children’s development, and our child-centered programs offer daily opportunities for children to grow and learn.  We are confident that our program will meet the needs of your child and your family.  We invite you to schedule a tour today and find out more!

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More resources about early childhood education:

 

Handwriting

Handwriting in Early Childhood Education

Handwriting is a critical element of early childhood education.

The foundation of all good handwriting begins with good pencil grasp and hand development. Children should have strength and dexterity in their hands and fingers before being expected to master the daunting task of handwriting.

Handwriting

Why is teaching handwriting so important ?

Fine motor skills involve the small muscles of the body that enable such functions as writing, grasping small objects, and fastening clothing. Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students at FASP benefit from daily experiences that support the development of fine motor skills in their hands and fingers.

The infographic below presents what research says about early writing skills and how you can help your child acquire them!

Developing Pre-Writing Skills in Early Childhood Infographic
Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics 

Cursive handwriting is integrated throughout the curriculum at FASP, our teachers use a wide variety of techniques to help and improve the fine motor skills of our students, starting in Preschool. Formal instruction begins in Kindergarten, continues in Grade 1 and is reinforced in subsequent years.

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Why Choose a Bilingual Education ?

Head of School, Corinne Güngör, provides insights on the benefits of bilingual education and bi-literacy:

Article published in the PrincetonKIDS Magazine 2018-2019

As young parents, we were speaking with our first child’s pediatrician when he strongly advised us against speaking to him in our respective native languages. We looked at each other and smiled: we were going to disobey! That was 35 years ago.

Today, our four children are trilingual and proud to be so.

Their multilingualism has greatly benefited them in their social, professional, and intellectual lives. Their horizon is without limit; they find others to be a rich source of learning; and their ability to adapt is amazing. Here are the reasons:

When a child speaks, reads, or writes in two languages or more, his/her brain constantly passes from one mental structure to another. It undergoes a constant sort of gymnastics which habituates the bilingual individual to managing several tasks at once. What was once believed to cripple the brain in fact permits the acquisition and development of numerous competencies involving memory, reasoning, and problem-solving. The realms of perception and attention are widened. The bilingual/multilingual child is a better student, performs better than average, and acquires intellectual qualities which are valued by educational institutions as well as businesses.

Speaking, writing, and reading two or more languages facilitates communication and allows the student to meet and appreciate other people and cultures without fear or discomfort with encountering different ways of thinking and living. This unique and enriching experience promotes open-mindedness, a greater tolerance, and an increasing capacity for adaptation; these values and attitudes are indispensable in our rapidly-changing world.

Studying in two languages or more entails a different learning process that will benefit the child all his/her life. Over the years, the young learner assimilates linguistic structures which are often complex, sometimes contradictory. These structures are being built progressively and facilitate a more in-depth comprehension and more refined grasp of oral and written language. These two or three languages nourish each other. This sophisticated capability will be used in numerous fields throughout the years.

Speaking, reading, and writing in two or more languages is a long process. It takes as many years as acquiring one language. To choose a bilingual education for one’s child is a unique and challenging journey which requires continuity, an equal recognition of languages spoken at home and at school, and a particular link to adults who speak and teach these languages: the child must want to communicate with them. Finally, the family, even if the language is not spoken at home, should provide necessary support just as we do with other aspects of daily life with our children. Nothing good is built without affection and without encouragement.

Choosing a bilingual education for your child is a very good start in life.

Looking for more insights on the benefits of bilingual education?

Bilingual Education Benefits

Corinne Güngör

Head of School and co-founder of the French American School of Princeton

 

Admissions Coffee Chat: Friday, June 8th

Join us for a casual conversation to find out more about our program and whether FASP might be the right fit for your child. We will treat you to coffee while getting your questions answered!

Join us on Friday, June 8th

 

Have questions about the admissions process? Interested in hearing from our current parents? Want a tour of the building? This informal gathering will give you a valuable opportunity to ask questions and gain unique insights in a relaxed setting.

This a great opportunity to talk casually with the Head of School and the Admissions staff to learn more about the FASP Program. 

Bring a friend and join us for an informal conversation over coffee

Register Now

Admissions Coffee Chat: Friday, May 4th

Join us for a casual conversation to find out more about our program and whether FASP might be the right fit for your child. We will treat you to coffee while getting your questions answered!

Join us on Friday, May 4th

 

Have questions about the admissions process? Interested in hearing from our current parents? Want a tour of the building? This informal gathering will give you a valuable opportunity to ask questions and gain unique insights in a relaxed setting.

This a great opportunity to talk casually with the Head of School and the Admissions staff to learn more about the FASP Program. 

Bring a friend and join us for an informal conversation over coffee

Register Now

Talent Show

The students at FASP are so talented both in and out of the classroom! In February, our students showed their special talents during our Grade 1-5 Talent Show.

Admissions Coffee Chat: Friday, April 6th

Join us for a casual conversation to find out more about our program and whether FASP might be the right fit for your child. We will treat you to coffee while getting your questions answered!

Join us on Friday, April 6th

admissions-coffee-chat

Have questions about the admissions process? Interested in hearing from our current parents? Want a tour of the building? This informal gathering will give you a valuable opportunity to ask questions and gain unique insights in a relaxed setting.

This a great opportunity to talk casually with the Head of School and the Admissions staff to learn more about the FASP Program. 

Bring a friend and join us for an informal conversation over coffee

Register Now

Music Lab

The new keyboards have been put to good use by our Grade 7 students! They’re learning to read notes and have correct finger placement while practicing traditional American, French and German songs.