La Maternelle French Academy, established in 2008, is Houston’s only true full immersion French preschool. Offering programs from the nursery through Kindergarten, the staff at La Maternelle is dedicated to equipping your children with clever minds and strong bodies for the success of their educational future. Some of the benefits of an early bilingual education have been proved to be: increased problem solving, improved vocabulary and higher cognitive flexibility. These benefits have been well documented in studies covered by the media recently. “Bilingualism is an experience that shapes our brain for a lifetime,” says Gigi Luk, an associate professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Enrolling your child in programs at La Maternelle will not only introduce them to the French language and culture, but also the nearly 30 other countries from around the world that are represented by the student body.
If full immersion is not exactly what you are looking for, La Maternelle recently announced plans to open an English section with an emphasis on the world-renowned French educational methods. This method focuses on preparing your child to become a student ready to enter first grade. The English section will also expose students to French through daily language lessons.
La Maternelle French Academy is conveniently located less than half a mile north of Westheimer on Dairy Ashford, in west Houston. To schedule a tour, meet with the staff and understand first-hand the positive impact of a bilingual education call 281-589-7400 or email [email protected].