Our center

Arbat Center

B. Afanasyevsky lane, 41

P’titCREF Club

Mission

The P'titCREF "Arbat" is a private trilingual center for children located in the heart of Moscow, a few steps from the pedestrian street Stary Arbat. Our teaching follows the British, Russian and French curriculum.

Bring your child to P'titCREF “ARBAT” if you value:

A friendly, educational atmosphere


A friendly, educational atmosphere that promotes respect for children, tolerance, respect for diverse cultures and traditions, care for the environment, and close dialogue between the school and families

Socialization and team spirit


Socialization and team spirit Gentle activation that involves children learning to work in tems and participate in class and school activities, as well as making friends

Developing independence


Developing independence that consists of children developing skills that improve their self-reliance, sense of personal responsibility, and independent decision-making

Learning motivation and development


Learning motivation and development "where children learn through play and by working on creative and research-focused projects, as well as by participating in weekly trips, all of which stimulate their interest in learning

Method

Our kindergarten implements a unique language learning method developed specifically for P'titCREF*.The method’s main principles are: natural language immersion, interaction through play, interaction with native speaker teachers, translation-free communication, active language practice, and custom educational materials.

The method comprises a thematic week-based format

Ecology, Travel, Dinosaurs, Fairy Tales, Science, Professions, etc.),


with each language apportioned a fixed number of days for effective learning


Russian — 1

English—2

French — 2

The curriculum at P'titCREF satisfies several national education standards

Russia – From Birth to School” (FGOS)

France «Programme de l’éducation nationale française»

UK «Early Years Foundation Stage» (EYFS) и «The National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland».

Groups

Kindergarten P’titCREF “ARBAT” operates in full and part-time mode in the following:
Nursery, Kindergarten and Pre-Schoo

Children can join groups for the entire year, as well as for shorter periods depending on your convenience: a trimester, a month, a week, or even for one day.

From 1.5 to 3 years old:

    • curious about the world
    • absorbs knowledge like a ‘sponge’, actively learns poems and songs
    • reacts to voices, tone, and mode of communication.
    • wants to be happy and surprised

The teacher’s task is to:

    • help the child learn to communicate independently and socialize with others
    • teach the child basic skills

By attending the Toddler group at P’titCREF “ARBAT”, the child:

  • understands what kindergarten is all about
  • learns to function independently (e.g. dressing oneself, toilet use, observing good hygiene, maintaining tidiness, eating with utensils)
  • understands trilingual adults and children
  • is introduced to literature and music
  • develops the senses
  • develops a love and openness for learning new things

From 3 to 4 years old:

  • confident in their abilities and skills,
  • open to interacting and learning new things,
  • can translanguage,

The teacher’s task is to:

  • develop and boost the child’s self-confidence,
  • introduce students to subjects like mathematics, the natural sciences, humanities, and culture studies,
  • develop their creativity,
  • teach them to operate in a team.

By attending the Junior group at P’titCREF “ARBAT”, the child:

  • learns greater independence,
  • learns how to behave in public and work in a team, as well as make new friends,
  • learns the fundamentals of mathematics, reading, writing, literature, music, history, and geography,
  • develops their creativity and discovers their talents,
  • learns to express their opinions, desires and thoughts in three languages,
  • develops their sense of imagination and makes their first scientific discoveries.

From 4 to 5 years old:

  • likes to interact with classmates and make new friends,
  • does not generally establish contact with adults from outside the family,
  • needs a teacher that knows how to communicate in an age-appropriate way,
  • development and knowledge acquisition depend mostly on the environment.

The teacher’s task is to:

  • develop the child’s cognitive and communicative skills,
  • impart new knowledge and develop the child’s ability to access it independently,
  • develop the child’s autonomy,
  • encourage the child’s curiosity and desire to explore the world.

By attending the Middle group at P’titCREF “ARBAT”, the child:

  • actively develops speaking skills in three languages and learns basic literacy skills,
  • acquires knowledge in the fields of mathematics, literature, history, geography,
  • develops intercultural competence,
  • makes new discoveries, does experiments, and learns to reason logically,
  • discovers their creative and athletic potential,
  • learns the rules of proper etiquette.

From 5 to 7 years old:

  • focused learning,
  • sufficient vocabulary and becomes selective when using languages,
  • interested in the meaning of words and provides explanations,
  • learns to make friends and forge strong relationships.

The teacher’s task is to:

  • prepare the child for school,
  • develop their motivation to study,
  • offer projects that the child will study and implement.

By attending Senior and Prep group at P’titCREF “ARBAT”, the child:

 

  • becomes more independent (makes decisions autonomously and takes responsibility for their actions),
  • develops sufficient literacy skills and mathematical ability to gain admission into schools in Russia and around the world,
  • confidently communicates in three languages with groupmates and teachers,
  • acquires new knowledge independently and applies it,
  • speaks in front of crowds with confidence and expresses their point of view,
  • acquires financial literacy skills,
  • actively develops their talents,
  • grows accepting of diverse cultures and traditions.

Daily timetable

All activities are conducted in the following languages:

English -2 days weekly,
French -2 days weekly,
Russian -1 day weekly.
Each week has a specific theme.

Morning until 12:00

music and songs
lessons with the magnetic board,

drawing, alphabet and speech development with P’titCREF notebooks

 

reading classes at the library

exercises for the development of fine motor skills

Afternoon until 17:00

free time
development of literacy, reading and writing for older children

math and logic games

Evening until 19:00

drawing, activities from 17:00 to 18:00

creative, intellectual and sports kids clubs from 18:15 to 19:15

Campus

P'titCREF has a campus that is creatively designed, cozy and fully adapted to the needs of children! We have a special zone with modular elements where children can practice developing their motor skills, a games-specific area, a space for reading and relaxation, a creative zone, a manipulation-and-math zone, a space for sensory development, a food court, and two traditional areas for drawing and literacy.

Children have access to puzzles, building toys and wooden houses, creative materials and interesting books, sandboxes, and sensory boards, as well as modular building materials. Such elements can be easily modified - and the class can change, depending on the lesson plan or even the mood.

Teaching staff

Our team consists of qualified native speaker teachers who give each child individual attention and continuously track their progress and skills development. Both sexes are well represented among the teaching staff, which is very important for children to learn effectively at the preschool level.

English language

Ms Lina

Ms Natasha

Ms Vandana

French language

Mme Nadhrah

Mme Noemie

Mme Virginie

Russian language

Ms Oksana

Ms Kristina

Ms Tatyana

Special offers for the
2023–2024

For families with
several children

10% discount

on tuition for the second child

 

15% discount

on tuition for the third child

For customers
who have paid for
a whole year

10% discount

on tuition for the second child

 

15% discount

on tuition for the third child