La Coccinelle is a French immersion preschool in Northwest Calgary, Alberta with programs for 3 to 5 year olds. Since 1981, this non-sectarian school has been run on a non-profit, co-operative basis by experienced teachers, a volunteer board and parent helpers. La Coccinelle offers a carefully planned program of learning experiences for children in both structured and unstructured activities that contribute to their physical, social and intellectual development. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace through free play, games, music, preschool activities and crafts. In this fun environment the students are introduced to the French language through a daily routine with a responsive teacher.


Madame Claudette Pelletier

Claudette Pelletier

Madame Claudette comes to us as a native of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from Edouard Montpetit College with a Law Assistant diploma and in 1996 moved to Calgary with her husband and two children. Here she followed her true passion – teaching preschool children. She began as a part-time teacher in 2000 at Pomme de Reinette where she excelled in story telling, puppet shows and group singing. Her savoir-faire and passion for teaching have enabled her to thrive in her chosen profession. Madame Claudette’s dedication is further evidenced by having achieved the highest level of certification in Early Childhood Education as a Child Development Supervisor. Preschool often offers children their first foray into life beyond the family; Madame Claudette is honoured to be part of this special time. They will be involved in the marvelous, the extraordinary and the magic of preschool. 


Mlle. Cindy Dellapina


La Coccinelle is very happy to introduce Cindy Dellapina as our new assistant teacher, beginning in September 2016. Cindy is very passionate to work with children to the point she changed her career when she moved to Canada from France. She obtained her accreditation in Alberta as a Child Development Assistant. She brings her experience and enthusiasm having worked with children from 3 to 15 in Airdrie Francophone school and at Lycée Louis Pasteur in Calgary.  Cindy loves to teach French to children by reading, singing and play story. She is also very good in teaching children how to enjoy physical exercise. With her simile, positive attitude and energy, Cindy is very happy to be part of La Coccinelle Family and make every child’s preschool experience a wonderful one!