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    Smith Street Maternelle
    Smith Street Maternelle
    606 Henry Street
    Zip Code:
    Carroll Gardens



    Smith Street Maternelle is a French immersion preschool program grounded in the fundamentals of progressive education and experiential learning.

    We have developed a teaching philosophy based on the fundamentals of language immersion education that blends influences from Reggio Emilia, Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner and the Developmental-Interaction approach.

    At Smith Street Maternelle, children are encouraged to play and explore. They become active learners and critical thinkers.

    We offer:
    - an incredible group of bilingual educators who are continually designing and re-adjusting curricula adapted to your child’s needs
    - a beautiful, modern, bright, clean and playful newly constructed space with every design detail intended to foster a child’s growing independence and happiness
    - expert-led talks, and fun events for you, your kids, and the whole family together

    Smith Street Maternelle offers programs for children ages two to five, and gives parents the flexibility to choose from half, full, or extended days. Applications are open now for both locations—Carroll Gardens and Gowanus. Visit the Smith Street Maternelle Website to learn more, see tuition rates, and apply.


    10% off French immersion group classes and French Immersion Summer Camp registration
    Use code PSPxSSM.

    -Discount only valid with proof of PSP membership
    -Discount may not be used in conjunction with other offers
    -Must have online coupon code
    -First-time customers only
    -Not valid with other offers
    -Can only be used once per family

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Mar-2021
    Subject:  SMM
    Comment:  Our daughter has attended SSM’s “toute petite” program two mornings a week and we all adore it. The staff is incredibly thorough and kind and goes so far beyond what I’d expect to make both the kids and parents feel comfortable. Our daughter went in without any French exposure and can now easily count and sing songs in French. We’ve enrolled her for five mornings a week starting this fall. Feel free to message me directly if you have any specific questions.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Mar-2021
    Subject:  Experiences with Smith Street Maternelle?
    Comment:  Our daughter did 2s at Smith Street Maternelle. It was the most wonderful experience. They are such loving and amazing teachers and the school owner is wonderful. They did wonderful with online learning very quickly when the pandemic first required school closures, and to my understanding they didn't close often last year (we moved so weren't enrolled last year). Our daughter did not have any French exposure when she enrolled but did great there and they really helped her along.In short, I have not one bad thing to say.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 12-Jan-2021
    Subject:  ISO French/bilingual creche/ daycare for infants
    Comment:  We are at Les Bijoux de Miley (actually her next door location La Maternelle de Park Slope). We've been there for 4 months and really like it! The maîtresses are super caring and competent, they put a ton of thought into the curriculum, great food, and good communication with photos and updates every day. All in all we're very happy with it. On the other side, I do have my concerns with my baby being with masked caregivers all day, especially for language development.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 27-Sep-2020
    Subject:  Daycare or school that requires masks?
    Comment:  I would check to see if Smith Street Maternelle has spots. Last time I checked they did. We loved our experience there, wholeheartedly trusted the faculty and Director, and would still be enrolled if we had not temporarily moved out of the City.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 05-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Stay tuned!
    Comment:  This business is a Park Slope Parents Perks Provider. Stay tuned for reviews!