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.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


Until we enter Stage 6 of Michigan’s Safe Start Plan, Aux Petits Soins™ will continue to offer French language immersion classes virtually. This program has recently been split into two systems to better accommodate a wider range of childhood developmental levels. 

  • The live learning system works well for students who can follow a conversation for more than 20 minutes and can handle virtual interaction in real time with an instructor.
  • But we get it – some young children just can’t sit in front of a screen for more than a few minutes. The self-directed learning system was designed with those kids in mind, allowing them to virtually interact with our native French speaker in pre-recorded sessions at the time that’s best for them.

SCHEDULE


  • Explorers I (6-18 months) – 25 minutes – Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
  • Explorers II (18-36 months) – 35 minutes – Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Explorers III (3-5 yrs) – 45 minutes – Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

There are four sessions per year:

  • Fall session runs Sep. 7-Dec. 20, 2020 (please note: there is no class the weeks of Oct. 12-18 and Nov. 23-29)
  • Winter session runs Jan. 4-Mar. 28, 2021 (please note: there is no class the week of Feb. 8-14)
  • Spring session runs Apr. 5-Jun. 20, 2021 (please note: there is no class May 10-16)
  • Summer session runs Jun. 28-Aug. 8, 2021

CHOOSE A CLASS


EXPLORERS I (6-18 months)

EXPLORERS II (18-36 months)

EXPLORERS III (3-5 years)

TESTIMONIALS


Ben DeMuth

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

Dad of Emmanuel (3)
December 18, 2020

Kelly Toland

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

Mom of Charlotte (5 months)
June 3, 2015

Sandrine Demuth

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

Mom of Emmanuel (18 months)
August 23, 2019