As a language specialist with over 20 years of teaching experience at the elementary to advanced Cegep levels, the importance of being immersed in a language at the earliest possible age was not overlooked. In other words, the ideal school would have to include a pre-school. (My gut instinct was correct since research now confirms that learning 3 languages early on greatly diminishes the onset of dementia.) Most importantly, I absolutely needed to know that my children would be in a healthy, respectful, and stimulating environment filled with love.
Ten months later, with a permit from the Ministry of Education in my pockets, a cute little school house, a trilingual program, 12 staff members, and a very supportive family, Vaudrin Academy was born!