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 team
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. Before La Petite École, Jennifer was a director at TKS, an education program recognized as a WEF School of the Future. She lives in the neighbourhood with her young family and is on the board for the Bloor West BIA.
Victoria ObotSupervisor & Registered Early Childhood Educator
Victoria, with TDSB RECE experience and Early Childhood Studies (ECS) student supervision, holds a Master of Art in ECS from Toronto Metropolitan University and a BASc from the University of Guelph Humber. Her passion for language acquisition enriches our team's language instruction.
Anaïs MercierHead Educator & Early Childhood Educator
Anaïs was born in the west of France, where she completed a diploma in education in Paris. She has worked at La Petite École since 2016 and previously for many years with children from ages 2 to 14 years old. Anaïs crafts holistic programs fostering cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth, all infused with her vibrant energy.
Erica KourousCommunity Manager & After-School Educator
Erica received her degree in Radio & Television Broadcasting at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). She is a French supply teacher, freelance bilingual voice-over artist, and on-air talent. She is a former parent at La Petite École and has since worked at the school for nine years.
Marie-Audrey AhognyAfter-School Program Educator
Marie-Audrey Ahogny is a biology and chemistry student at the University of Toronto, with previous work experience as an Early Childhood Assistant at Le Petit Chaperon Rouge and back home in Côte d'Ivoire. LPE welcomes her science knowledge, musical instrument talents, and a sense of curiosity.