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French Immersion – Ages 2.5-6 Years – Enroll Today!
The Little French School is a private, non-profit school in Eugene, Oregon, that provides a unique experience for children by combining high quality care with immersion in the French language. We offer small class sizes, diverse curricula, flexible scheduling, and the chance to start your child on the path to language learning and cultural awareness.
Excellent student-teacher ratio | Hands-on learning | Organic snack | Supportive, experienced teachers | Sensory play | Academic preparation | Individualized attention | Allergy-friendly environment | Welcoming, diverse community | Language development
We accept toilet-trained children between the age of 2.5 and 6 in our three French-immersion classes. We also offer a French-supported extended care program, available for our students and for elementary-aged students.
Give your child the gift of language!
Our immersion program seeks to sharpen each child’s intellectual abilities by using a second language as a medium of instruction, helping the children to develop their full potential. Each child’s individuality and creativity is honored and encouraged, which helps our young learners develop self-esteem.
We maintain an environment in which positive reinforcement is provided and children are able to make choices. Respect for one another is at the core of our philosophy, and conflicts are resolved with redirection, communication, and mutual respect.
LFS is dedicated to small class sizes and personalized attention, basing the level of instruction on each child’s interest and abilities. We are also passionate about forging connections between family, community, and environment, and supporting cultural awareness in our students. Children are encouraged to explore their own creativity and individuality through activities and projects in the areas of art, music, storytelling, discovery science, and physical and environmental education. The French language is learned gradually as children hear it spoken throughout the day.
The Little French School operates Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:30pm. We offer Petite Section, Moyenne Section, and Moyenne/Grande Section for toilet-trained children between the ages of 2.5 and 6. We also offer Extended Care that is open to our students as well as elementary students seeking a French-supported after-school program. A variety of scheduling options are available for all ages. We provide a 10-month pre-academic program (early September through mid-June, we try to follow 4j calendar as much as we can), as well as an extracurricular summer program in July and August.
This class introduces discovery and exploration through art, songs, movement, stories, & manipulatives. Fostering the development of budding social skills & interactions, we help your child’s personality bloom. An emphasis is put on learning to share, building friendships, & autonomy within a nurturing & safe group environment.
Petite Section operates from 8:30am-12:30pm daily 5 days/week, with the option to stay for extended care.
This class provides a French intensive experience that promotes discovery-learning in a fun, warm, & dynamic environment while attending to each child’s individual needs. The curriculum includes broad academics, science, music, geography, arts & crafts, baking, & role-playing. Our imaginary travels around the world provide insight to international cultures & introduce the children to different world views.
Moyenne Section operates from 8:30am-2:30pm 5 days/ week, with the option to stay for extended care.
This class provides an individualized & advanced curriculum that plays on the strengths of each child. Children learn reading, spelling, math, & art using Montessori hands-on materials. Our Kindness Curriculum develops real world life & problem-solving skills. Monthly trips to the library help create a literary foundation & promote a love of reading, alongside in-class book studies of different authors. Class is taught by a NVC (Non-Violent Communication) & Montessori trained teacher.
Moyenne/Grande Section operates from 8:30am-2:30pm 5 days/ week, with the option to stay for extended care.
We also offer a limited number of 4 days/week (Monday – Thursday) placements for all three levels, designed to accommodate your needs.
The extended care program promotes learning and socialization through indoor/outdoor play, stories, games, and child-directed activities, and is open to LFS students as well as elementary students. We provide homework help in French and English, and a fun, small-group alternative for after-school care!
We also have an extra-curricular weekly summer program, taking place in July and August each year. This program is typically run off-site (most recently at Lane Child and Family Center) so we can offer more outdoor exploration and summer fun in the sun. Information and sign-ups are typically available online in March or April!