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Kick off of the 2017-2018 school year at the EVE and School of the CERN Staff Association

The Children’s Day-Care Centre (“Espace de Vie Enfantine” - EVE) and School of the CERN Staff Association opened its doors once again to welcome the children, along with the teaching and administrative staff of the structure. The start of the school year was carried out gradually and in small groups to allow quality interaction between children, professionals and parents.

At the EVE (Nursery and Kindergarten) and School, the children have the opportunity to thrive in a privileged environment, rich in cultural diversity, since the families (parents and children) come from many different nationalities.

The teaching staff do their utmost to ensure that the children can become more autonomous and develop their social skills, all the while taking care of their well-being.

This year, several new features are being introduced, for instance, first steps towards English language awareness.

Indeed, the children will get to discover the English language in creative classes together with trained and competent staff. The approach remains playful and is not bilingualism, since the mission of the structure is to promote French language learning, in view of facilitating the children’s future integration into the local school system.

Moreover, the number of coffee meetings proposed to parents will increase this year, which will allow to address together, among other issues, the educational themes of the structure.

This school year 2017-2018, a team of 38 professionals will teach and care for over 120 children between four months and six years old.

We would also like to remind you that children can still be welcomed into the structure during the school year, whether or not their parents work at CERN.

Carole Dargagnon, the Headmistress, and her entire staff, are delighted to welcome the children entrusted in their care. They will certainly keep you informed of their activities and adventures in upcoming articles on the life of the structure.

Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with the Headmistress or contact us via the EVE and School website: http://nurseryschool.web.cern.ch/.

And to all, we want to wish a great school year!