The French preschool (maternelle) is an integrated first phase of the educational system. Maternelle teachers have the same training and experience as primary teachers. Over the three years (petite section, moyenne section and grande section, they begin preparing the children for the elementary school (compulsory at age 6).
At LFD, every grade in preschool is bilingual (French-English).
Students with special language challenges are enjoying support from specialised teachers (FEL or EFL) in French or English. This aid is provided as necessary, for a short period or all year long.
Preschool curriculum fosters autonomy and provides a background of knowledge and competencies as to prepare the students to the CP grade. At LFD, a special commission looks after the continuity of curriculum betwween GS and CP grades for every child.