FAQ

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ : We tell you about the registration

How to register?

- Registration is just a few clicks away. You can submit an application directly on our website.

What are the registration dates for pre-school?

- Registration for 2-3 year olds is open throughout the year.

What about kindergarten?

- In kindergarten for children aged 3-6, they are open from mid-October for the following year, until April.

What about families arriving from abroad?

- There is no registration deadline for families arriving from abroad.

What if a sibling joins the school?

- Priority is given to siblings and to children moving from pre-school to kindergarten at123 mon école.

How to visit the school?

- We offer individual visits and open houses, either face-to-face or by videoconference. All these slots are available online from our website.

Is there a selection of children?

- No, 123 mon école only has the requirement to create an age balance and a harmonious distribution within the same class group.

FAQ: Wednesdays at 123 mon école.

What do we do on Wednesdays at 123 mon école ?

- On Wednesdays, we welcome children aged 2 to 7, from123 mon école but not only...

What if my child is not enrolled in school, is it possible for him/her to come?

- Yes, many out-of-town children take part in our Wednesday activities, enjoying our bilingual setting and a gentler atmosphere than that of conventional leisure centers.

What are your hours?

- From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or half-time from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with lunch or 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. without lunch.

Who are your teams?

- Some of our educators are there part-time or full-time, in collaboration with visual artists, dancers, musicians... A great way to continue welcoming your children with familiar faces and enriching our program with passionate artists.

Is it still bilingual?

- Yes, we're maintaining our bilingual system on Wednesdays and during the vacations. Two teachers, one English-speaking and one French-speaking, work together with a small group of children.

What do children do during Wednesday activities?

- On the menu: sports, art workshops led by artists, patisserie and much more to discover...

How many per group?

- On average, there are 13/14 children for two caregivers. Our aim: a gentle community, halfway between home and school.

Our plus ?

- A dedicated blog for parents, where you can share your child's Wednesday in pictures and videos.

FAQ : Bilingualism

How does bilingualism work at 123 mon école ?

- There are always two educators in each class, one English-speaking and one French-speaking. The English-speaking teacher talks to the children in English all day long, and the French-speaking teacher in French. English is spoken all day long at 123 mon école. It's very important for children to identify a language with a person. The quantity and regularity with which a language is passed on contributes to deep-rooted learning.

How does English develop in the daily life of the school?

- English is present at every moment of the day, at lunchtime, when the child puts on his coat, in the garden, in the park, in his classroom, since he is always surrounded by his two educators, English-speaking and French-speaking. 50% of the books are in English, as are the songs, which are also part of the children's daily highlights.

If my child speaks French to the English-speaking teacher?

- Don't worry, she'll always answer in English and with a smile. You can't force children to speak English!

Are your English-speaking educators all native speakers?

- No, not all our teachers are native speakers. On the other hand, their English should be no different from that of a native speaker, both in terms of vocabulary and pronunciation. The123 mon école team, in its image, comes from all over the world, reinforcing its international DNA and openness to the world.

If my child doesn't speak English, is it a problem for him or her to adapt?

- 123 mon école is a bilingual school. There's a French-speaking teacher with the children all the time, so your child will always be reassured by the presence of French throughout the day.

Will my child turn to his French-speaking teacher if he does not speak English?

- Yes, this may be the case at first, but English-speaking educators always find a way to get in touch with the children, with a smile, with gestures that accompany their communication around everyday situations.

Is kindergarten the right time to learn other languages? Doesn't my child run the risk of confusion as he sets up his language?

- The phonic system of English is very different from that of French. So learning French and English at the same time makes sense. That's why it's so hard for French speakers to master a good English accent.

We both speak French. Will our child become bilingual after several years at 123 mon école ?

- Children are all different, and some have a greater or lesser facility for learning languages. Nevertheless, continuous exposure to English prepares and facilitates mastery in a concrete way, as it is rooted in everyday life and lasts for several years.

FAQ : The nap

Does my child have the right to a blanket and a pacifier?

- Each child has his or her own bed and can sleep with his or her blanket and pacifier if he or she needs them.

How do children wake up?

- The children wake up gradually and at their own pace. On the other hand, for the big sleepers and to avoid "the night club" on the family side in the evening, we open the curtains to wake up the children gently.

How is the nap at 123 mon école ?

- All children from 2 to 3 years old as well as the first year of kindergarten take a nap in an individual bed with a sheet and blanket. Our teams also take care to accompany the children to sleep and adapt to the needs of each child.

Do children still nap in kindergarten?

- Yes, children still nap in their 1st year of kindergarten.

What if my child doesn't want to nap?

- Naps are very important for toddlers, as they are a health issue. We therefore recommend that families preserve the nap for all 2 to 3 year-olds in our two/three year-old sections and for the first year of kindergarten.

Up to what age can my child nap at 123 mon école ?

- Your child can nap until the first year of kindergarten. Very naturally, children do not need a nap around the age of 4.

FAQ : The meal at 123 mon école

Are there any organic products on the menus?

- Yes, our Ekilibre caterer offers many organic products and uses sustainable agriculture. There are also vegetarian menus every week. We do not offer any sweet desserts or bread in order to guarantee a balanced diet.

If my child has food allergies, how do I deal with the school?

- In the event of a food allergy, a health professional must be consulted in order to draw up a PAI (projet d'accueil individualisé), which must be sent to 123 mon école.

If my child has food intolerances, what should I do?

- If it is not an allergy but a simple food intolerance, then a joint action must be determined with the educational team.

How is the meal going?

- Children have lunch in their classrooms with their educators. It's a quiet, convivial time when the children take an active, collective part in organizing it.

What if my child doesn't want to eat what is offered?

- 123 mon école never forces the children to eat, but we encourage them to taste what is offered.

My child doesn't eat at school because I see him come home hungry at night?

- If the educational team notes that your child does not eat, or eats very little, at lunchtime, then a meeting with the family will be proposed in order to study possible solutions.

FAQ : Practical life

My 2 year old is not yet potty trained, can he/she go to school?

- Yes, of course, it's perfectly normal for your 2-year-old not to be potty-trained.

The team of123 mon école will accompany him throughout the school year towards cleanliness, hand in hand with you, of course.

Is the snack provided by the school?

- No, the snack is not provided because we prefer that families choose the most appropriate snack for their child. Indeed, some families do not wish to give cake or sugar; to each his own!

How many children per class for 2/3 year olds?

- There are 14 children for two educators per class for children aged 2 to 3.

How many children per class for 3/6 year olds?

- There are 22 children and two educators per class for children aged 3 to 6.

FAQ : International and Multicultural

What are the families of123 mon école ?

- They look just like our teams! We have over 30 nationalities in our different schools. There are many expatriate and multicultural families who already have several languages at home. English is a way for them to travel and explore the world with their children.

- French people returning from expatriation, who also want their children to continue to benefit from an English-speaking environment, choose 123 mon école. And local families, of course, who come to thrive in a bilingual Montessori school right next door.

Do you have many English-speaking children in your schools?

- Yes, we have many English-speaking children, but that's not all! There are also other languages present in the school, reflecting the international DNA of our schools.

FAQ : We tell you about the registration

How to register?

- Registration is just a few clicks away. You can submit an application directly on our website.

What are the registration dates for pre-school?

- Registration for 2-3 year olds is open throughout the year.

What about kindergarten?

- In kindergarten for children aged 3-6, they are open from mid-October for the following year, until April.

What about families arriving from abroad?

- There is no registration deadline for families arriving from abroad.

What if a sibling joins the school?

- Priority is given to siblings and to children moving from pre-school to kindergarten at123 mon école.

How to visit the school?

- We offer individual visits and open houses, either face-to-face or by videoconference. All these slots are available online from our website.

Is there a selection of children?

- No, 123 mon école only has the requirement to create an age balance and a harmonious distribution within the same class group.

FAQ: Wednesdays at 123 mon école.

What do we do on Wednesdays at 123 mon école ?

- On Wednesdays, we welcome children aged 2 to 7, from123 mon école but not only...

What if my child is not enrolled in school, is it possible for him/her to come?

- Yes, many out-of-town children take part in our Wednesday activities, enjoying our bilingual setting and a gentler atmosphere than that of conventional leisure centers.

What are your hours?

- From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or half-time from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with lunch or 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. without lunch.

Who are your teams?

- Some of our educators are there part-time or full-time, in collaboration with visual artists, dancers, musicians... A great way to continue welcoming your children with familiar faces and enriching our program with passionate artists.

Is it still bilingual?

- Yes, we're maintaining our bilingual system on Wednesdays and during the vacations. Two teachers, one English-speaking and one French-speaking, work together with a small group of children.

What do children do during Wednesday activities?

- On the menu: sports, art workshops led by artists, patisserie and much more to discover...

How many per group?

- On average, there are 13/14 children for two caregivers. Our aim: a gentle community, halfway between home and school.

Our plus ?

- A dedicated blog for parents, where you can share your child's Wednesday in pictures and videos.

FAQ : Bilingualism

How does bilingualism work at 123 mon école ?

- There are always two educators in each class, one English-speaking and one French-speaking. The English-speaking teacher talks to the children in English all day long, and the French-speaking teacher in French. English is spoken all day long at 123 mon école. It's very important for children to identify a language with a person. The quantity and regularity with which a language is passed on contributes to deep-rooted learning.

How does English develop in the daily life of the school?

- English is present at every moment of the day, at lunchtime, when the child puts on his coat, in the garden, in the park, in his classroom, since he is always surrounded by his two educators, English-speaking and French-speaking. 50% of the books are in English, as are the songs, which are also part of the children's daily highlights.

If my child speaks French to the English-speaking teacher?

- Don't worry, she'll always answer in English and with a smile. You can't force children to speak English!

Are your English-speaking educators all native speakers?

- No, not all our teachers are native speakers. On the other hand, their English should be no different from that of a native speaker, both in terms of vocabulary and pronunciation. The123 mon école team, in its image, comes from all over the world, reinforcing its international DNA and openness to the world.

If my child doesn't speak English, is it a problem for him or her to adapt?

- 123 mon école is a bilingual school. There's a French-speaking teacher with the children all the time, so your child will always be reassured by the presence of French throughout the day.

Will my child turn to his French-speaking teacher if he does not speak English?

- Yes, this may be the case at first, but English-speaking educators always find a way to get in touch with the children, with a smile, with gestures that accompany their communication around everyday situations.

Is kindergarten the right time to learn other languages? Doesn't my child run the risk of confusion as he sets up his language?

- The phonic system of English is very different from that of French. So learning French and English at the same time makes sense. That's why it's so hard for French speakers to master a good English accent.

We both speak French. Will our child become bilingual after several years at 123 mon école ?

- Children are all different, and some have a greater or lesser facility for learning languages. Nevertheless, continuous exposure to English prepares and facilitates mastery in a concrete way, as it is rooted in everyday life and lasts for several years.

FAQ : The nap

Does my child have the right to a blanket and a pacifier?

- Each child has his or her own bed and can sleep with his or her blanket and pacifier if he or she needs them.

How do children wake up?

- The children wake up gradually and at their own pace. On the other hand, for the big sleepers and to avoid "the night club" on the family side in the evening, we open the curtains to wake up the children gently.

How is the nap at 123 mon école ?

- All children from 2 to 3 years old as well as the first year of kindergarten take a nap in an individual bed with a sheet and blanket. Our teams also take care to accompany the children to sleep and adapt to the needs of each child.

Do children still nap in kindergarten?

- Yes, children still nap in their 1st year of kindergarten.

What if my child doesn't want to nap?

- Naps are very important for toddlers, as they are a health issue. We therefore recommend that families preserve the nap for all 2 to 3 year-olds in our two/three year-old sections and for the first year of kindergarten.

Up to what age can my child nap at 123 mon école ?

- Your child can nap until the first year of kindergarten. Very naturally, children do not need a nap around the age of 4.

FAQ : The meal at 123 mon école

Are there any organic products on the menus?

- Yes, our Ekilibre caterer offers many organic products and uses sustainable agriculture. There are also vegetarian menus every week. We do not offer any sweet desserts or bread in order to guarantee a balanced diet.

If my child has food allergies, how do I deal with the school?

- In the event of a food allergy, a health professional must be consulted in order to draw up a PAI (projet d'accueil individualisé), which must be sent to 123 mon école.

If my child has food intolerances, what should I do?

- If it is not an allergy but a simple food intolerance, then a joint action must be determined with the educational team.

How is the meal going?

- Children have lunch in their classrooms with their educators. It's a quiet, convivial time when the children take an active, collective part in organizing it.

What if my child doesn't want to eat what is offered?

- 123 mon école never forces the children to eat, but we encourage them to taste what is offered.

My child doesn't eat at school because I see him come home hungry at night?

- If the educational team notes that your child does not eat, or eats very little, at lunchtime, then a meeting with the family will be proposed in order to study possible solutions.

FAQ : Practical life

My 2 year old is not yet potty trained, can he/she go to school?

- Yes, of course, it's perfectly normal for your 2-year-old not to be potty-trained.

The team of123 mon école will accompany him throughout the school year towards cleanliness, hand in hand with you, of course.

Is the snack provided by the school?

- No, the snack is not provided because we prefer that families choose the most appropriate snack for their child. Indeed, some families do not wish to give cake or sugar; to each his own!

How many children per class for 2/3 year olds?

- There are 14 children for two educators per class for children aged 2 to 3.

How many children per class for 3/6 year olds?

- There are 22 children and two educators per class for children aged 3 to 6.

FAQ : International and Multicultural

What are the families of123 mon école ?

- They look just like our teams! We have over 30 nationalities in our different schools. There are many expatriate and multicultural families who already have several languages at home. English is a way for them to travel and explore the world with their children.

- French people returning from expatriation, who also want their children to continue to benefit from an English-speaking environment, choose 123 mon école. And local families, of course, who come to thrive in a bilingual Montessori school right next door.

Do you have many English-speaking children in your schools?

- Yes, we have many English-speaking children, but that's not all! There are also other languages present in the school, reflecting the international DNA of our schools.