4 to 5 years
2-days: Tues, Thurs
Morning: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Bienvenue au Grand Jardin!
The Grand Jardin children form a vibrant community right in their own classroom! They exhibit strong self-help and social skills, and have become more independent and self-confident. They are inquisitive and eager to explore a wide variety of topics. Whether the children are participating in a science experiment about magnets or writing lowercase letters in their cahier d’écriture, the Grand Jardin children are increasingly developing a passion for learning. It is not unusual to see a child coming into school, asking eagerly, “What are we going to learn today?”
Children are born explorers, ready to discover their world. The Grand Jardin children are no exceptions. To harness their natural desire for discovery, the Grand Jardin thematic units are based on world travel. At the beginning of the school year, the Grand Jardin children receive a Teddy Bear Club passport, which allows them to “visit” a new country each month and get a stamp to remember their travels. Whether they go to China, Canada or Sweden, they have the opportunity to learn about the country’s culture, wildlife, landmarks and specialties, among many other things. Our destinations are generally selected based on the varied family backgrounds of our young travelers, and parents are welcome to come and share their knowledge about their respective countries with the class.