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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. Rima Madi


La Coccinelle is pleased to introduce Rima Madi as our new assistant teacher, beginning September 2017. She has a Bachelor in Sociology as well as a level 2 Childcare Certificate.

Rima is very passionate about working with children. She brings her enthusiasm and has a lot of experience, having worked with young children for almost 10 years in Calgary at Lycée Louis Pasteur, Société de la Petite Enfance, Calgary French Montessori!

Rima loves to teach French to children by playing, reading, singing and crafting.With her kindness, soft spoken manner, and smile, Rima will be a great teacher to our children. She is very happy to be part of La Coccinelle family and make every child’s preschool experience a wonderful one!