Who we are
La Petite École is the only half-day French enrichment preschool in Bloor West Village.
We are a licensed preschool that offers a morning program for children between ages 2–3 (“les petits”), and an afternoon program for ages 3–5 (“les grands”). We provide a comfortable learning environment for children who are new to the French language or francophone.Meet our educators
Scientific evidence shows that second languages are best acquired before the age of five. Through interactive play that engages all five senses, children learn French through gradual adaptation — all while having fun with other kids!View programs
All of our staff members are native French speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including French from France and Canada. La Petite École offers a well-rounded bilingual education through an international framework.
Meet our educators
Jennifer BrownOwner & Operator
Jennifer was born and raised in Québec, where she received a French education before getting a bachelor’s in psychology from UBC. When she’s not working on La Petite École, she’s volunteering on the #Tech4SickKids council for SickKids. Before La Petite École, she was a director at TKS, an education program recognized as a WEF School of the Future.
Jessica Keith-TaillonSupervisor & registered Early Childhood Educator
Jessica received her ECE diploma from George Brown College and a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University. Before joining La Petite École, she worked as a developmental consultant with Surrey Place's Infant & Child Development Services, specializing in collaboration with families and service providers for children with special needs.
Anaïs MercierEarly Childhood Educator
Anais was born in the west of France, where she completed a diploma in education in Paris. She has worked for several years with children from ages 2 to 14 years old. While teaching the core French curriculum at La Petite École, she also designed our astronomy program and French reading club.
Amina KhadiraEarly Childhood Assistant
Amina brings more than a decade of experience in psychology, early child development, and maternal health to La Petite École. Her work with children and vaccines within the Ministry of Health of Morocco, where she’s from, informs La Petite École’s approach to family health and school hygiene.