La Petite Colline is a child education Preschool/Maternelle in Brooklyn. We offer a progressive, Reggio Emilia inspired program from Monday through Friday, 8:15am-5:45pm for children 16 months to 6 years old. Our personalized and flexible program is customized to fit each child’s individual skills, personality, needs, and unique pace to reach their full potential. La Petite Colline is dedicated to supporting joyful independent learners who are focused and creators of their own environment. We provide inspiring educational materials, collaborative and individual space, with access to the exploration garden and intriguing toys which ignite curiosity and empower children. Promoting a passion for learning and meaningful knowledge through our personalized and whole child education approach is key. Providing a backdrop for children to develop self-esteem, confidence and academic excellence and to explore the world and improve their skills is what we offer to support your child’s exploration. We feel that high quality education and care is centered around highly skilled and sensitive teachers, a progressive program and a stimulating environment. Delighting in children’s natural curiosity and desire to make sense of the world, we encourage each one to spread their wings.
For young children, this is their first experience away from home and their family. This can be a life-long rewarding and positive experience but at the same time, this transition can be challenging. That’s why our first priority is to provide a healthy, safe, and loving environment, where children feel happy, inspired, valued, and respected.
Children need a safe-haven to be able to explore and discover themselves and grow. Our program encourages children to learn through play and natural every day exploration as well as teacher designed situations that enhance their experiences. Making new friends and adjusting to their ever-shifting social world is a crucial skills that will continue to develop as they grow.
Children are encouraged to express their ideas and feelings and gain the confidence to be the creators of their social environment. They will feel empowered through their successes and learn to solve problems both collaboratively and on their own.
We adapt our curriculum weekly to the interests and needs of the classes and the individual child through careful monitoring and reflection in our planning. As a Swiss early childhood education background school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, we offer a bilingual language curriculum by providing immersive holistic learning in both French and English.