Aux Petits Soins™ is a French cultural center offering private and semi-private language immersion classes, clubs and culture events for both children and adults. It was founded by Dr. Gaëlle Cassin-Ross in 2015. You can read the full story here!
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When our son Emmanuel was born, we wanted him to be in a place where he could hear French spoken somewhere other than at home with his mother, who is
a native French speaker. One afternoon on a walk, we saw a sign for Aux Petits Soins about French classes, and after meeting Gaëlle, we learned about the free Day Trippers program, so we decided to go. It was the beginning of a beautiful adventure. Emmanuel started when he was three months old, and we started by learning songs such as, “Vole, vole papillon” and “Tourne, tourne petit moulin.” It has been fun for him and for us. At home, he tries to repeat Gaëlle’s gestures, which is very awesome. Our treasure is 1.5 years old now and is continuing with the Explorers II program, which he is still enjoying. We are very happy having Emmanuel there – it’s a great place to be and to help your little one immersed in French language and culture.
Mom of Emmanuel (18 months)
August 23, 2019
I cannot recommend Aux Petits Soins enough! My daughter started at four months old. While she is young, you can see by her smile how much she enjoys Gaelle, hearing
French songs and engaging in the other babies. Gaelle is an amazing teacher for not only the children but the parents, too. It’s easy to see how much everyone enjoys class. I studied French and lived abroad in college. I’ve always wanted to share French culture and language with my daughter and I’m thrilled to have the chance to do it at only five months of age. Thank you Gaelle for bringing this unique and wonderful opportunity to Lansing!
Mom of Charlotte (5 months)
June 3, 2015
APS is a phenomenal program run by a very passionate teacher Gaëlle. Our son has been attending the program since he was 3 months old and he still loves her
classes at 3 years. She is always adapting the program to keep kids interested as they grow, and when the program moved online, our son and the other children never lost interest. This is a testimony to Gaëlle’s creativity and abilities to teach. We highly recommend her classes to anyone trying to immerse their children in a second language.
Dad of Emmanuel (3)
December 18, 2020