French Village

2017 BILINGUAL VILLAGES FALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  SEE OUR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS BELOW.  READY TO REGISTER? CLICK HERE!

OVERVIEW OF BILINGUAL VILLAGES

Our goal is to provide opportunities to maximize language exposure in a relaxed, natural environment. We strive to maintain a total immersion environment balanced with structured and unstructured activities which are led by our native speaking activity coordinators.  We also try to have a balance of native and non-native speaking members where the target language is spoken 100% of the time!****ATTEND A  COMPLIMENTARY GUEST SESSION!****   

2017 FALL SESSION TIMES & DATES (SEPTEMBER12-DECEMBER 17 2017)   

Prices include 13 sessions.

No sessions Thanksgiving Week . View full calendar here.

Regular Sessions:

Tuesdays:  9:30am-11:00am (Ages 3 months-3 yrs) $390

Wednesdays: 2:30-4pm (Ages 3 – 5 yrs) $390

Sundays 10:30-12pm (Ages 3 months-3 yrs) $390

Open Play / Field Trip Sessions:

For additional language practice, we offer a more informal, mixed age (ages 3 months-5 yrs) OPEN PLAY / FIELD TRIP day.  During the week, we alternate gatherings at our village center and simple local field trips. On Saturdays, we are out and about! Locations are subject to change based on various factors.    Parents must accompany children to open play  field trip sessions.

Thursdays:  9:30am-11:00am  OPEN PLAY/FIELD TRIP*(Ages 3 months – 5 yrs ) Open Play/Field Trip $234*

Saturdays 9:30am-11:00am  OPEN PLAY / FIELD TRIP*(Ages 3 months – 5 yrs ) Open Play/Field Trip $234*

DROP-IN

We welcome drop-ins for our open play/field trip days. Single drop-in session rate is $22. 3-session packs may be purchased for $60.

*Does not include cost of entry/admission fee to destinations. Most of our field trips will be to locations that are free to the public (parks, nature centers, etc) however there may be one or two outings during the trimester requiring nominal entrance fees which we will try to keep as low as possible.  

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

AGES 0-2: NONE

CHILDREN AGES 3+ : SHOULD HAVE HAD SOME EXPOSURE TO THE  LANGUAGE AND/OR BE COMFORTABLE IN AN IMMERSION ENVIRONMENT.

PARENTS:  MOST OF OUR MEMBERS ARE EITHER ALREADY SPEAKERS OF THE LANGUAGE, HOWEVER THERE IS NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT AS LONG AS YOU ARE HIGHLY MOTIVATED TO LEARN WITH YOUR CHILD IN A 100% IMMERSION ENVIRONMENT!

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT WE’LL DO ON A TYPICAL DAY AT THE VILLAGE!

  • Free Play with age appropriate toys, books and games
  • Learn and sing songs
  • Activity-coordinator led felt board activities
  • Circle time and a theme-based activity time (the theme will change about every two weeks)
  • Occasional field trips and/or special guests
  • Cozy reading nooks
  • Make friends!

Sample Schedule:

9:30-10:00: Welcome and Play (books, imaginary play, legos, play dough, blocks etc…)
10:00-10:15: Circle Time
10:15-10:45 Story time/Guided Theme-based Activity
10:45-11:00: Cleanup, storytime and good bye!
For parents and caregivers: The Village is as much your space as the children’s! We encourage you to engage with the kids as much as possible, and this is also your time to connect with other caregivers, so chatting among adults is encouraged!  We will also have resources in the target language for adults at your disposal: magazines, books, dictionaries, etc.

Please note we do not offer snack, however you are free to bring your own nut-free snack and consume during the session.

CHILDREN 3.5 YEARS AND YOUNGER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN AUTHORIZED ADULT. CHILDREN WHO ARE  3 1/2 YEARS OLD AND POTTY-TRAINED MAY BE DROPPED OFF for an additional fee of $110 which must be pre-paid for entire trimester.  Field trip days do not apply.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT 

Register now! Have questions? Send an email to bilingualvillages@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice and registration forms to complete.

Acceptable forms of payment include cash (in person registration only), personal checks (in person registration only), and Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Please make checks payable to Bonjour Mama. Please note: there will be a $30 fee for returned checks. When payment is completed, you will receive a confirmation.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35.

New members may enroll at any time, space permitting. If enrollment is after first date of quarter the membership dues will be pro-rated based on number of remaining sessions. Please contact us with any questions at bilingualvillages@gmail.com.

DISCOUNTS

15% discount for babies under 6 months
15% discount for siblings.
10% discounts  for multiple sessions.
Discounts are applied after purchase.

MAKEUP POLICY

FRENCH VILLAGE ONLY: Up to 3 missed sessions may be made up on a different regular session day within the same trimester, space permitting.  Advance notice is required for make-ups.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Membership may be cancelled at anytime with at least 1 week’s prior notice for a full refund, less the non-refundable registration fee of $35.

weather/emergency

Bilingual Villages generally follows Montgomery County Community Use and Closing alerts.  We will also post emergency updates to our Facebook page whenever possible.

DROP-OFF

CHILDREN WHO ARE  3 1/2 YEARS OLD AND POTTY-TRAINED MAY BE DROPPED OFF for an additional fee of $115 which must be pre-paid for entire trimester. Not available for open play sessions.

 

mINIMUM ENROLLMENT

Programs may be cancelled unless minimum enrollment is reached.