Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Curriculum Overview
The harmonious development of your child is our goal. Our objective is to offer our students a way of life that meets their physiological, emotional, and intellectual needs. Our curriculum is organized in the areas described below; they are adapted to the age and the learning style of your child.
Learning to live together is the student’s first experience. At school they share common spaces and activities such as organized play, board games, or project work. The sharing of responsibilities, listening to, and the respect of others are emphasized at all times.
Children work on developing and mastering communication and comprehension skills. FASP French and English native teachers work passionately on early reading comprehension with an emphasis on constructs. Fostering the love of reading to encourage early literacy skills is of the utmost importance in any language.
Acquiring and developing syntactical and phonemic awareness are incorporated in various activities, in both English and French.
Without even realizing it, children evolve in a mathematical world daily. They have multiple opportunities to develop their number sense, explore shapes, patterns, spatial relationships. They learn to classify, sort, estimate quantities, memorize number rhymes, develop early mental arithmetic, and dipping their toes into geometry!
Science and Technology
Children, naturally curious, explore their surrounding world day by day. They thrive to learn more about their environment, and become respectful citizens. Teachers share their love of learning with the students, encouraging them to observe and question the world, and find answers. All these skills are built through a variety of hands-on activities and projects.
Visual Arts and Music
FASP students develop their imagination, creativity, and artistic sensitivity. Every year, they learn about various artists, their work, and the technique they used, from Alexander Calder to Otto Zitko! They create artwork using various media, such as paint, oil pastels, clay, and more.
Music is particularly important in bilingual education. It allows students to identify sounds and change of tone helping them further developing their French and English skills. They enjoy singing in both languages, gaining familiarity with new vocabulary. It is an opportunity to expose children to a diversity of music instruments and cultures.
Movement is an essential element of children's development. In physical education (P.E.) class, we work on gross motor-skills and corporal expression through gymnastic, mime, or choreography. These activities allow the children to continue on their learning journey to develop multiple skills such as awareness of space and time, evaluation of distance, and, most importantly, team spirit.