Science, Language & Arts International School’s Early Childhood Annex is housed in a charming townhouse with a private, enclosed back garden in Carroll Gardens, two blocks from the Carroll Street F/G stop.

At the Annex, children ages 2–4 learn about themselves and the world around them in a French immersion or Mandarin immersion setting. Through meaningful play, songs, games, and daily routines, students absorb the target language. Our teachers skillfully craft a welcoming and vibrant classroom environment and integrate art, science, and math into daily activities. Children enjoy time outdoors every morning and afternoon.

The program runs according to the academic year (September to June) and children must be at least 2 years old at the start of the school year to enroll. If seats are available in a particular section, applications will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Accordingly, families with children turning 2 during the school year may apply for admissions mid-year. Children need not have any prior exposure to the target language to apply.

Typical Day

(100 percent instruction in the target language)

8:15 amArrival and free play at stations
(building, drawing, hand-eye work, math games, puzzles, etc.)
9:00 amClean-up time
9:10 amSchool day begins with movement, meditation, and morning meeting
(songs, weather, reading a book about the current math/science topic, and discussion of related vocabulary)
9:45 amMath and art activities (small groups)
10:15 amSnack
10:30 amOutdoor play
11:15 amScience and pre-reading activities (small groups)
12:00 pmLunch
12:45 pmQuiet activities (reading, puzzles, etc.)
1:00 pmNap time or rest (children who do not nap rest or look quietly at a book)
1:45 pmArt and/or outdoor play
3:00 pmDismissal (Aftercare begins)


Aftercare at the Annex is available for enrolled children on an hourly basis, available from 3:00–6:00 p.m. Please register your child online according to the hours and days you need.

Register Here


Children may enroll at the Annex for two, three, or five days a week for full or half days.

Teachers work with families to meet the naptime needs of each child.

We do not require toilet training prior to enrollment. However, we do not actively toilet train children. Teachers will reinforce each family’s toilet training regimen at school.