Credit: Teddy Bear Club
This bilingual French-English daycare and preschool for children aged 2 through 5 offers bright, clean classrooms within a beautiful landscaped residential campus. Kids enjoy private outdoor play areas on both the Lincoln and Newton campuses. The school incorporates a variety of academic materials, from Montessori-based manipulatives to touch screen computers with bilingual educational software. Classrooms offer specialized play areas, computer tables, and art stations, and the library features an extensive collection of both French and English children’s books.
The Teddy Bear Club incorporates core principles of American preschool programs with aspects of French educational programs. They deliver social development-oriented experiences and instill confidence and self-esteem in students while building a solid foundation for future academic success. A fundamental aspect of the program is to introduce the French language.
The Teddy Bear Club follows a regular school calendar year, offering three hour sessions in the morning and in the afternoon. Students apply for either the morning or afternoon session. There is an extended day option for students aged 2.9+ who are enrolled in the morning session to stay until 4:00pm.
The 12,000 square foot school is located on a private 2-acre campus. Classrooms are bright and open, filled with natural light and views of the surrounding green space. A large, indoor gym space offers the children space to engage in physical activity during any time of year.
The staff consist of early childhood professionals with academic training. Teachers are nurturing, enthusiastic, and long-tenured. All faculty members are bilingual and speak both English and French to the children throughout the school day.
Applicants must be at least 1 year and 9 months of age as of September 1st of the year enrolled. The school encourages parents and caregivers to take a tour of their preferred campus prior to applying.