APS Explorers™ Program – Aux Petits Soins™

APS Explorers™ Program

At this developmental stage, kids possess their greatest ability to absorb and retain a second language qualitatively similar to their native language. Phonological acquisition is time-sensitive, unlike grammar and vocabulary learning, which can happen at any age. Hence, the emphasis here is on speaking using the Listen. Absorb. Speak.™ method.


This year, we will only offer in person or online, private or group classes (max. 5 students).


  • Explorers I (6-18 months) – 25 minutes – Mondays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 10:45 a.m.
  • Explorers II (18-36 months) – 35 minutes – Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 9:55 a.m.
  • Explorers III (3-5 yrs) – 45 minutes – Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m.

There are four sessions per year:

  • Fall session runs Sep. 19-Dec. 11, 2022 (please note: there is no class the weeks of Oct. 17-23 and Nov. 21-27)
  • Winter session runs Jan. 9-Mar. 26, 2023 (please note: there is no class the week of Feb. 13-19)
  • Spring session runs Apr. 10-Jun. 26, 2023 (please note: there is no class May 16-21 and 29)
  • Summer session – TBD


EXPLORERS I (6-18 months)

EXPLORERS II (18-36 months)

EXPLORERS III (3-5 years)


Faith Boyce

I enrolled my son, Theoan (11 months) for the first session and he absolutely loves all of the songs we have learned in class. Also, my three year old, who

Mom of Theoan (11 months)
June 25, 2015

Kristen Bieda

My 8-month son and I love going to French each week. Gaëlle is really fantastic with babies and makes it easy for parents (even those who can’t speak French) to

Mom of Joel (8 months)
June 2, 2015

Heidi Frei

My family has been studying French at Aux Petits Soins since my oldest started about four years ago. She has worked through the Explorers, Travel Bugs and World Citizens programs

Student & Mom of Marisol (8) and Freya (2)
November 26, 2020