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The Maternelle is the second level of education and is for children 3 to 5 years old. It is comparable to preschool in the U.S. (Lect. Notes #4 Sp.99). This level of education is when students are first introduced to education. After students successfully complete Maternelle they will move on the next step in their education called the Elementaire.
The next stage is age five to eight. At this stage, body proportions and motor skills become more refined. At this age, a child is in kindergarten – second grade. In America, when a child turns three, parents have to start making decisions about preschool. If a parent decides to send their three-year old to preschool, they have several options.
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