As part of their Apprends p’tit (Little Learners) program, 17 Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon elementary schools will be welcoming, in August, children who are starting Kindergarten this coming September. Through play, this free program helps future CSC Nouvelon students become familiar with the school environment and schedule.
The two-week program runs from August 12 to 23 and focuses primarily on learning through play. This allows kids to understand how classrooms function, improve their language skills, develop social abilities and raise their self-confidence level.
These acquired skills will foster a smoother transition to school life in September. The program is taught by educators who are specialized in early childhood or youth education, thus ensuring that their young students make progress in an environment that supports development and learning.
“Every child’s experience when entering kindergarten is different”, explains Ms. Nicole Sonier, executive director of learning at CSC Nouvelon. “Offering the Apprends p’tit program, free of charge, helps our future students become comfortable with the school environment allowing them to truly benefit from their Kindergarten experience come September.”