Table of contents
- Philosophy of Aux Petits Soins™
- Enrollment, public release and allergy forms
- Tuition and fees
- Late payments
- Returned check fee
- Missed classes
- Canceled classes
- Dropping out
- Future contract updates
1 – Philosophy of Aux Petits Soins™
Our goal is to introduce children to French at an age when their brains are still learning to process linguistics, giving them the ability to speak French fluently and accent-free. We teach through the simplest method possible – by immersing them in a completely French-speaking environment geared toward their age and ability. Building on principles of multiple interactive teaching models – which include the Montessori method, Communicative Language Teaching, Typical Physical Response (TPR) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) – we’ve developed our own three-step method of foreign language education: Listen. Absorb. Speak.™
We only speak in French at Aux Petits Soins™, with class groups organized according to age and skill level. We use body language, props, and expressive intonations to facilitate French language instruction – much the same way kids pick up their native language. Each class is deliberately structured to create routines using songs, common phrases and rhymes. Classes utilize a blend of new concepts and recurring themes and ideas. We also incorporate as many experiences from the child’s real life as possible, including names of family members, pets and easily identifiable family activities (see the Voluntary Information Form in your welcome packet).
1-1 I understand and agree to support the Philosophy of Aux Petits Soins™. I also agree, to the best of my ability, to be part of the program(s) by providing opportunities for my child(ren) to use French outside the classroom and through participation in various activities.
2 – Enrollment, public release and allergy forms
2-1 I understand that enrollment in APS Travel Bugs™ or APS World Citizens™ programs consists of a commitment of 28 weeks of group classes.
2-2 I have read the class description for my child’s program and completed all the forms requested, which I understand are also incorporated into terms of this contract.
• Enrollment form
• Allergy /food restriction form
• Public release
3 – Tuition and fees
3-1 I agree to pay a non-refundable annual fee of $25 per child to cover material costs and personalized website interface, which is due at the time of enrollment.
3-2 I understand that the first tuition payment is due on the first class.
3-3 I understand that I can also pay using an installment payment plan. Three-part installment plans are due at enrollment, first week of January and April. 10-month payment plans are due at enrollment and first week of October through June.
3-4 I understand that invoices for late payment fees or returned check fees will be issued monthly and will be due upon receipt.
4 – Late payments
4-1 I agree to pay a $25 late payment fee assessed for any payment received after the 2-week grace period.
4-2 I understand that registrations will not be accepted from any family with an outstanding balance from the previous session.
4-3 I understand that Aux Petits Soins, LLC™ will terminate the enrollment of students with accounts more than 30 days past due.
5 – Returned check fee
5-1 I agree to pay the $30 bank fee assessed for any returned checks.
6 – Missed classes
6-1 I understand that my child cannot make up any missed group class and that group classes will not be reimbursed.
6-2 I understand that my child may make up any missed private class, provided I give a 24-hour notice before the scheduled private class time. Missed private classes without prior notification cannot be rescheduled/reimbursed.
7 – Canceled classes
7-1 I understand that a minimum of two students is considered a quorum for a group class and six students for a special function (e.g. summer camp). Classes and special events that don’t have a quorum will be canceled and families will receive a full refund.
7-2 I understand that in-person group classes can be canceled for weather-related issues and in-person/virtual group classes can also be canceled for extenuating circumstances/emergencies that would prevent the instructor from being able teach. Canceled classes cannot be reimbursed/rescheduled.
8 – Dropping out
8-1 I understand my child can drop out of the program until the end of September. Past this date, I understand that I will be charged for the remaining classes of the year.
8-2 To drop the program, I agree to 1) fill out the “Membership Drop Form” online or in person during business hours by end of the month of September, and 2) be current on all fees against my account.
8-3 If I drop out without notice, I understand that I will be charged for the remaining classes of the year.
9 – Future contract updates
10-1 As our center grows, our contract may need to be updated from time to time. In the event of an update, you will be notified by email 10 days before any update will become effective. To ensure the correct delivery of our email, please make sure to add our email – info@apsfrenchclass – to your address book.
If you have any additional questions not covered in this agreement, please feel free to Contact Us.
Updated on July 1, 2022 (v2022-02)