Preschool | from 18 months to 4 years old

Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of our multiple intelligences.

Howard Garner

L’écoline welcomes children from 18 months to 4 years old in its Preschool section. L’écoline is officialy recognized and authorized by OAJE.

Children are accompanied by professional educators, 1/7 for children up to 30 months old, then 1/10 for other children from 2.5 – 4 years old.
These professionals are accompanied by Atelieristas, specialists in Storytelling, Visual Arts, Dance, Nature, etc. as well as Assistants, Apprentices and Trainees.

We follow the school calendar of Vaud. During the public school holidays, l’écoline provides holiday clubs which are subject to a specific enrolment process and fee (except for 3 weeks in August and for 2 weeks over Christmas and the New Year).

Our indoor spaces are light and spacious and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach but also by the forest school movement in general. They evolve during the year with the children’s projects and work.

Children also spend a substantial part of their day in nature, whether it’s the local forest or the lake, both of which are at five minutes walk from the school.

We welcome parents with alternative approaches at home, such as using washable diapers, autonomous feeding,  “long” breasfeeding, and do our best to adapt to them. 

Above are some videos to better understand our approach. You will find more practical information at the bottom of the page.

SCHEDULE

L’écoline is open every weekday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The timetable is flexible, starting as of a half day with/without meal on Wednesdays and during holidays.
For our Preschool group, we request a minimum rate of 3 mornings (until 2:00 p.m.). Check out our terms and conditions.

MEALS

Our meals are prepared and delivered by Kidelis, a local caterer which does its best to deliver organic, seasonal and local meals. Our snacks are prepared either by Kidelis or in-house (homemade bread, fruits and vegetables. Mealtimes take place in a family-like atmosphere, with one adult at each table to encourage the children to try, discover and appreciate new and different foods.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

For children staying after 4pm and from 3 years old, ‘ateliers’ are also available for free (Music, Dance, Capoeira, Feelgood, English Club).

BILINGUALISM

Our environment is bilingual French/English but it is not strict immersion bilingualism. All children can speak French or English without learning a foreign language as a pedagogical objective. We also welcome children who speak neither French nor English.

Want to know more?

We would be delighted to welcome you on-site for more information and a tour of our creche.