French for Kids!

About Us

French for Kids! was founded in 1998 by Janis Rothbard (American) and Monique Heymann (French). Their vision for the school has been guided by their love for children, belief in the power and benefits of early childhood education, and passion for starting children on the journey of second language learning at a young age. The founders drew upon their many years of combined experience in education and administration to create an innovative and well-managed small, independent school. The school is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Our mission is to help both families who are trying to raise bilingual children as well as those who want their children to begin the journey of second or third language learning at an early age. We offer an outstanding bilingual preschool education which fosters growth in all developmental domains—physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and artistic. Our richly integrated developmental curriculum is designed to provide each child with varied and engaging opportunities to explore and interact with their world in a joyful, playful, loving, and unhurried learning environment.

Key Facts
French For Kids! offers a French-English bilingual preschool program which celebrates and respects both languages and the diverse cultural backgrounds of the students and their families. Our qualified and experienced bilingual staff are inspired to launch the children on their journey of bilingualism. Our school attracts French and English speaking families as well as those from other language backgrounds who value our developmental approach to early childhood education and the cognitive, social and cultural benefits of bilingualism.

Program highlights include:

Children 2.9 -5 years old learning together in a multi-age class. Maximum enrollment of 20 children with 3 teachers.

Students attend 5 days per week (Monday through Friday) from 9 am - 12:30 pm.

Developmental curriculum which nurtures and strengthens all developmental domains—physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and artistic. Integrated curriculum themes based on nature and cycles of the year. Major emphasis on learning through play, hands-on exploration, and the arts.

Daily schedule and classroom rhythm that ensures good balance between teacher-guided structured activities, free choice and individual work / play.

Outdoor play in Great Meadows Conservation Land and other natural settings.

Warm, loving, caring, well-qualified bilingual staff.

Bright, spacious, uncluttered, aesthetically pleasing classrooms.

Readiness skills in math and literacy taught individually or in small groups.

Weekly specialist in creative movement.

About Us

Bilingual Approach

Curriculum Overview

Monthly Themes

Daily Rhythm

Outside Play

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Admissions / Tuition

"Our children's imaginations were engaged every day by stimulating projects and activities, by books, and by supported play. The teachers encourage the children's engagement with one another and by setting up imaginary worlds in the classroom for children to discover and engage."