4 Next Generation

An opportunity for marginalized children to study French in a socially diverse environment.

 A philosophy, a scholarship

During a child’s developmental years ( age 3-5 ) fostering an environment focused on cognitive and behavioral development are the pillars of a healthy and successful transition into their journey through the education system.

Marginalized children face additional obstacles throughout their educational journey, leading to discouragement and challenges for both children and parents.

Alliance Francaise and an anonymous donor have partnered in the creation of The 4 Next Generation Scholarship. The partnership strives to provide a quality educational infrastructure for disadvantaged children. Its goal is to support children’s first steps towards meaningful educational success through the introduction of the French language and culture within a socially diverse setting.

 3-5 Year Old Program

The main goal of this program is to introduce young children to the French language.

This approach is intended to be an introduction to group life through numerous activities and games led by educational professionals

Since some children may need more time than others to adapt to a new environment, the teacher continues with them in their transition to kindergarten.

 Conditions and schedule

Open to children ages 3 to 5 from single-parent families, this program will be held on Saturday morning at 10:30 am at the Spadina campus of the French Alliance. The 15-month program will begin in April 2020.

In order to promote the autonomy of children, parents are not allowed to stay in class with them.

 Application Process / Deadlines

  1. February 1, 2020: deadline to submit the application forms sponsored by a school or community in Toronto must be submitted by email.
  2. February - March 2020: Families are invited for an educational meeting to clarify the terms of the program.
  3. April 4, 2020: Start of activities at Spadina Campus - 90-minute workshops.
  4. November 2, 2020: Meeting of families for an initial assessment - feedback.
  5. June 21, 2021: last workshop
  6. June / July 2021: Meetings with families. Review of the experience - collection of testimonials.

 Stakeholders

4 Next Generation scholarship
 
During a child’s developmental years (age 3-5) fostering an environment focused on cognitive and behavioral development are the pillars of a healthy and successful transition into their journey through the education system.

L’Alliance Francaise de Toronto
 
The Alliance française de Toronto is a 100% Canadian charity and non-profit organization that provides communities of the GTA with French second language classes and cultural activities for children, youth and adults of all levels.

 

Contact

Alliance française, campus spadina
24 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
(416) 922-2014
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