Dear New York In French Community,
We are Céline, Ludivine and Caroline -- three French moms who've been living just across the Hudson river, in Jersey City, NJ for several years now.
A few months ago, we started to gather information and data to see if there would be enough interest in Jersey City to create a French language program for young children. The response was very enthusiastic and encouraging, both from the parents and the local institutions we contacted, so we kept moving forward.
And things have been going fast!
Our goal is to offer a high-quality yet affordable school education in French and cultural opportunities to children from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We will create a fun environment through various educational activities adapted to the age of the children, through age-appropriate level classes.
Starting with an afterschool program next Fall (2012), French will be introduced through a multi sensory approach using creative arts, language arts, singing, games and cooking – the ratio of each depending on the age group. We will follow the cursus of the “programme de l’éducation nationale française” (French Education System) in terms of skills to be acquired by the end of a class year, giving all the children what will be needed to pursue their education in the bilingual French-American school the following year, if desired.
We’re hoping to open a full-time French-American preschool (Nursery to 1st Grade) in Jersey City in September 2013.
Follow us on our new blog, JC French Project, and don't forget to fill in the survey if you're interested in the project! Also... spread the word!!!