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Topic: Preschool
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Choosing a school for your child can be a highly emotional process. Families need to gather a lot of information in a short period of time to make an educated assessment about where their children will thrive. Why should you attend one of Ecole Bilingue’s (EB) admissions events? We have five good... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Are you interested in bilingualism for your child? Are you bilingual yourself? Learn more about what it means to speak two or more languages, what happens in the brain, what's the best age to learn another language and other common questions in these three books (two in English, and one in French... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
On Wednesday, October 16, our Kindergartners had some wild and wonderful visitors - two owls! An educator from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, an East Bay wildlife hospital and museum, came to EB to teach students about these fascinating raptors and animal conservation. ​ A Lindsay Wildlife... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
In 2015 the French Ministry of Education created new programs for the Maternelle in order to emphasize the need for a caring education that values the progress and successes of the students from Toute Petite Section to Kindergarten. Promoting the success of all students requires changing the... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
What is the English curriculum in a bilingual preschool like Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley? Learn more in this overview of the Preschool and Kindergarten curriculum and how can you support your child at home. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a bilingual school where the French and English programs... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
As our academic year draws to a close we have much to celebrate and many happy memories to look back on. My heart and mind are still buzzing with the excitement of the many graduations and end-of-the-year ceremonies. I am so proud of our students! Their performances on stage, their graduation... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Preschool
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
"Un Livre," translated as “Press Here,” is by Hervé Tullet, a French artist, performer, illustrator and children's literature author who has written over 80 books. His 2010 book Press Here has been translated into twenty-seven languages and remained on the The New York Times Best Seller list in the... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Between after school clubs, organized play-dates and other extracurricular programs, children are engaged in more activities today than ever. This is a result of a popular trend among parents; in order to fully support your child and their development, your child must be engaged in a multitude of... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Those of you who have been through one of my coaching programs know that a big piece of my work involves helping kids to share in the responsibilities that come with family life. Usually I frame this in terms of “chores.” Cleaning a shared space, washing the dishes… yardwork… taking out the garbage... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Does your child tend to be cranky, especially in the morning? Everyone gets irritable from time to time, and that’s OK. Still, it isn’t always easy to be around a cranky kid. Recently a major parenting forum included a post by a parent who wants to know how to deal with her 10-year-old son’s “... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
By now, you must have heard about Roule Galette! It’s the story of an old peasant couple who decide to bake a cake, the “galette.” However, as it cools down by the window, the sneaky pastry decides to take off and rolls through the forest. It encounters several animals that want to eat it but... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
During English time in Kindergarten, students read Jenny and the Cat Club, a simple yet powerful story by author and illustrator Esther Averill. It is set in New York’s Greenwich Village, where an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would... read more
Topic: Arts, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
One of the highlights in Kindergarten at EB is music class with teacher (and EB parent) Mike Roberts. For the last few years, this accomplished guitarist and composer has been spending time regularly with all three K classes to help students discover that “music is fun, music makes us feel good,... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Social and Emotional Learning is a main focus in our Preschool and Kindergarten at EB. During their time in Maternelle, children are learning to identify their own and others’ emotions, as well as to empathize. SEL supports children in learning to express, name, recognize and talk about all the... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
At EB, the vegetable garden plays an important role in the curriculum of the school. Every day, a dedicated garden teacher introduces students from toute petite section all the way up to 4th grade to the world of nature, earth science, nutrition and biology. Teacher Jean-Marie Letellier is well... read more

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