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Pre-school is the first stage of the French education system. It is a school designed for children from three years of age and comprises three school years.

Its goal is to evoke in children the desire to attend school in order to learn, to reinforce and develop their personality. This period of schooling develops educational and pedagogical foundations, which form the basis for students’ future education throughout the remainder of their compulsory schooling.

Our kindergarten is characterised by three key points:

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A school that adapts to small children

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A school that teaches how to learn

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A school where children work together and live together

100
students
9
teachers and specialised pre-school assistants
40
nationalities
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20% other nationalities

40% French students

40% Czech students

Wanting to learn new things

Enjoying going to school

Encouraging each child's progress

Learning to be to independent

Pre-school Prague 5

Developing the skills of every child

5 years Pre-school department GS

4 years Middle department MS

3 years Infants PS

The pre-school tuition programmes are organised into five areas:

  • use of speaking skills
  • doing, expressing, and understanding through physical activities
  • doing, expressing, and understanding through creative activities
  • building the foundations of independent structured thinking
  • exploring the world

In addition to the teacher, every classroom is also staffed by a specialised pre-school assistant, giving each student the necessary level of attention according to his/her physical and intellectual development and dealing with the rules of life in society.

The student gradually becomes more independent, creating a relationship to the other children and to adults and practises his/her motor, sensory, emotional, and intellectual abilities. The student becomes familiar with writing.

The main objective is to attain a rich verbal expression, which is logical and understandable for others.

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Language teaching

Czech students

Participation of a Czech language teacher for two hours a week

Two goals:

  • To offer tuition of the local language from an early age.
  • To facilitate the integration of students whose mother tongue is Czech into the French education system.

Tuition conducted in French
French section

Three goals:

  • To learn in the French language.
  • To master the French language and potentially other languages spoken in the family before they start to learn English.
  • To facilitate the integration of students whose mother tongue is Czech (or another language) into the French education system.

French students or students of other nationalities

Participation of a Czech language teacher for 2×15 minutes a week

The goal is:

  • To enable students who do not speak Czech to become familiar with the Czech language

Tuition conducted in French and in English
French-English section

Three goals:

  • To work according to the French system.
  • To learn English, to learn in English from an early age (led by a native teacher).
  • To facilitate the integration of students whose mother tongue is English into the French education system.

A day at the pre-school

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Schedule

Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday
Wednesday Number of class hours
08:30–11:30
12:45–15:00
08:30–11:30 24

Arrival (8:20 AM-8:30 AM).
Every morning the door opens ten minutes before the lesson starts. This is the time when attention is paid to every child and he/she is listened to.

This marks the transition from the family environment to the school environment, when the child becomes a student.

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1. Routines

Are organised in the morning or during the day. This time in the classroom allows students to participate in activities. They are an integral part of tuition.

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2. Tuition

Tuition takes place either in a large group or in small groups. Frequency is an important factor: repetition and regularity are essential to retaining the knowledge that students have acquired.

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3. Groups

This time spent in the classroom enables students to discover activities and talk about their school work, procedures as well as about their emotions.

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4. Breaks

During the break, students can go out into the open air, change the scenery and invent games. The yard has various areas suitable for children’s needs.

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5. Post-lunch nap or rest

A post-lunch nap is compulsory for children attending the Infants section (PS). A rest period is included in the timetable of the year 2 infants section (MS) at the start of the afternoon. These periods evolve over the school year and by department.

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6. Lunch (11:30 AM-12:45 PM)

In the pre-school, lunch is served directly in the classroom.

Why should you choose LFP?

Multilingual education from three years of age

  • Language education individually adapted to each child, so that they learn French as well as possible whilst developing their other languages: Czech and English.
  • Fully bilingual tuition is possible from the Infants section (PS) in French and English.

The stand-alone building

has been specially designed with very young children in mind and for specific pedagogical purposes:

  • Spacious classrooms with variable layout options.
  • Specialised premises (a room for physical activities, a garden, and a library).

Qualified teachers

  • French teachers are trained to teach at all levels of primary school.
  • Teachers teaching the individual foreign languages are native speakers.

A school that allows Czech students to develop their mother tongue

  • Czech language tuition.
  • Use of their mother tongue during their education.

Sports and Cultural Club (CSC)

  • A dynamic parents‘ association holding various after-school activities at the school grounds.
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