2's Program

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Young children thrive when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning. FFLO curriculum for the 2's program is designed to introduce children to school gradually. It offers a loving and nurturing environment where children learn to build relationships with their peers and develop community-based routines. Children will learn to become independent, use their five senses, and explore their creativity and imagination. They will develop their gross motor skills through various physical activities and their fine motor skills through manipulative and academic activities. Great emphasis will be given to the development of language.

  • Children must be 2 years and 5 months old by the first day of school  

  • Children can attend 2, 3, or 5 days per week

  • Regular half-day at FFLO is  8:45 am to 1:00 pm

  • Full-day is available upon request until 2:30 pm for students who are enrolled in the 5 days/week program. Spots are limited. 

  • All students must be toilet-trained

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French Language:
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FFLO classrooms are set up to ensure that children engage in rich language every day. In the 2’s program, children will work through themes and learn new French vocabulary through French books, songs, and nursery rhymes. We work on books to understand the story, engage in conversation, and understand the meaning.  We develop the use of the French language by teaching students how to express themselves, their emotions, their likes, dislikes, and wants.

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Critical Thinking & Math

In the 2's program, students hone in on their critical thinking and math skills through the use of puzzles, learning how to sort colors and shapes,  understanding the meaning of quantity (up to 3), and recognizing numbers from 0 to 10.  We customize our weekly activities and themes based on the children's interests and developmental progression. Play and pretend-play is also a collaborative time when students learn new skills through problem-solving and critical thinking.

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Arts & Crafts: 
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Art is foundational to the learning experience for children and particularly for children under 3 years old. Children learn best through play and art looks like play to them! Children will learn to combine words, voice, movement, and visual elements to express meaning through painting, playing with clay, and other collaborative art forms. Students will be inspired through creativity and curiosity which will breed opportunities for them to learn more about themselves, their environment, and working and playing with others. It is essential that every child has an arts-rich experience every day inside the classroom.

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World Exploration: 
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FFLO incorporate World Exploration in our curriculum through the celebration and exploration of diversity by showcasing different types of cultural expressions. Children can partake in celebrating a variety of holidays and cultural traditions such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, La Chandeleur, the Epiphany with Galette des Rois cake, Mardi-Gras, etc. Each day also includes outdoor exploration in our neighborhood offering a rich variety of dynamic teaching experiences.

A Typical Day

  • 8:45 - 9:15am Arrival & Free Play: Children explore the playspace and activities.

  • 9:30 - 9:45am  Morning Circle: Children gather to sing songs, listen to stories, and talk about the day ahead.

  • 10:00 - 10:15am  Snack Time:  Snacks are provided by families.

  • 10:30 - 11:30am Phonetics & Critical Thinking

    • Book reading, language & writing, and phonological awareness

    • Math, numeration, and geometry

  • 11:30 - 12:00pm Outdoor or Indoor Play: Weather permitting, children go to the park to explore nature, play, and engage in gross motor activities.

  • 12:15 - 12:30pm Lunch: Children sit together and enjoy their meal. Lunch is provided by families.

  • 1:00pm Dismissal of regular day students. Full-day students rest or nap.

  • 1:30pm Enrichment Activities Cooking, science, sensory play, and mindfulness activities such as yoga.

  • 2:15pm Exploration table toys and art materials

  • 2:30pm Dismissal of full-day students.