French immersion for all language backgrounds

Who we are

La Petite École is the only full-day French enrichment preschool in Bloor West Village.

We are a licensed preschool that offers a full-day program for children between ages 2–5. 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!

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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 Brown

Owner & 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.

"Being a mom of young children who also grew up speaking French, I’m passionate about early childhood development and the French environment that La Petite École offers for children of all backgrounds."

Victoria Obot

Supervisor & 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.

"I find great joy in the shared journey of language learning with our students. Being an active co-learner fuels my passion for exploring languages together."

Anaïs Mercier

Head 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.

"I’m so happy to be part of French education for Canadian children. I love to make every day full of laughter and fun!"

Erica Kourous

Community 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.

"As a proud Franco-Ontarian, it was a privilege for my son to be a student at La Petite École, and I'm delighted to be a part of this incredible team; the school is a gem in the community."

Marie-Audrey Ahogny

After-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.

"I love sparking a sense of wonder in children while sharing my passions for science, music, and all that is learning in French!"