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About La Petite Colline
La Petite Colline is a whole child education daycare/preschool in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We offer a progressive, Reggio Emilia inspired program from Monday through Friday 8am – 6 pm for children 1 to 5 years old. Our personalized and ﬂexible program is customized to ﬁt each child’s individual skills, personality, needs and unique pace to reach his or her 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, it’s 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 to 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 skill 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 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.