School from 2 years, possible from the next school year in Villefranche-de-Rouergue

From the start of the school year, two-year-olds can discover the school.

If school is compulsory for everyone from 3 years old, in Villefranche-de-Rouergue it is now possible to take your toddlers from 2 years old to the Pendariès nursery (allées Aristide-Briand). This new class will of the city is the realization of a campaign commitment. This project was made possible after a year of work thanks to National Education, CAF and AFCPE.

A class at child’s pace

Previously two-year-old children could be accommodated in kindergartens, depending on the available places and the child’s alertness and cleanliness, he will now be able to integrate a class adapted to his needs. “It is a phase before kindergarten in which the focus is on the child’s rhythm and not the other way around. Each child has a specific schedule that is determined in consultation with the parents.”, says Martine Razavi, early childhood and school delegates adviser. Parents are also welcome to keep in touch with their offspring.

“Principle of Equal Opportunities”

The childcare rate in this class is “privileged”, the town hall boasts. Three adults look after the children on site. A national education teacher in charge of the education project. An early childhood educator (80% covered by CAF) who will focus on parenting support and a city-recruited Astem.

The purpose of this class from 2 years old is to allow the child to develop gently the keys to his learning, his autonomy. In the course of the year he will gradually be able to slip into a kindergarten class of his parents’ choice. For the city, it is the desire to reduce the social inequalities that are already visible from this age. “This project is aimed at families who cannot benefit from individual and collective childcare. We’re not here to compete with daycare… But we do see the difference between a child who hasn’t had access to a collective childcare or educational framework.”explains Martine Ravazi.

Rare concept in France (it is the third grade to open in Aveyron), the school from two years old has already borne fruit: “The results behind follow. We have children who adapt and develop much more easily in kindergarten. It is the principle of equal opportunities.”concludes Jean-Sebastien Orcibal, the mayor of Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

The registration documents can be picked up and returned from May 2nd to 31st at the school office of the town hall, 28 rue du Sénéchal. Such. 05 65 65 22 52, education@villefranchederouergue.fr. Then there are discussions between the educational team and the parents to determine the need. Children from Villefranche-de-Rouergue have priority. In addition, two-year-old children do not have school from Monday to Friday, but have a timetable that is organized between the teaching team and the parents.

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