Frequently Asked Questions
Do we need to be Francophone to send our child to les petites abeilles?
The preschool is open for the francophone community and they are given registration priority until February 7. After February 7 registration is open to everyone on the base of first come first served.

My child does not speak French , is this a problem ?
We are in an English Province and in a small French community. The majority of children who come to the preschool do not speak French when they arrive.  Children have a great ability to adapt and acclimatize quickly to the Francophone community !

I would like to enroll my child in preschool in January.  Will my child have difficulty following the other children who started in September ?
Children need one to two weeks to adapt to a new environment . Those who join our group in January adjust quickly . The other children help with this adjustment, demonstrating the routine as well as offering demonstrations of what is being asked.

My child has learning difficulties in the area of language.  Should they learn in French?
The Research does not suggest that adding a second language affects language development.  In fact, studies demonstrate that children with language difficulties are able to do just as well in bilingual education settings, as in monolingual settings.  However, children with language difficulties may need increased support in learning French, as they would in learning in English.  Learning French only at school is not enough to support their language development.  It takes French outside school too – books, activities, music, movies or TV shows, joining people who speak French, etc.. I suggest you read the following article:

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