Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Wednesday Doorway: école maternelle à Jussieu

1930s style elementary school door in the Montreuil neighbourhood. The "maternelle" is where the smallest children go, from 3 years up (sometimes even a little less) until they are 6.

17 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

From a cemetery to a scuola materna... I even know that before this there is the crèche...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Kids start school very young in France. Children are generally 4 when they start here but by 2015, all children in Ontario will start school at 3.

akarui said...

Si il n'y avait pas ecrit Maternelle j'aurais pense a une entree de gare :)

Clueless in Boston said...

It almost looks like an entrance to a boat house instead of a kindergarten.

Boise Diva said...

And for some reason, it looks like a high-security lock up instead of a little children's school.

Jacob said...

Well, it keeps the little rug-rats off the streets! ;-)

Bob Crowe said...

A charming concept. Such a nurturing invitation for little ones could not be found in our schools.

B SQUARED said...

Those look like bars on the door. A good idea knowing what my grandson is like.

Halcyon said...

Sweet! I love the 1930s style.

Cezar and Léia said...

J'ai été educatrice plusieurs années et j'ai beaucoup réfléchi en retour à educar les élèves.Je pense que c'est merveilleux de travailler avec des enfants!
Léia

Asta said...

Hi C,

Oj, from the year of 3? That's very early....

I like the style of this entrance. It's very nice.

Best regards
Asta

Stine in Ontario said...

I wonder why the door is so wide. Is this the door children generally enter?

cieldequimper said...

@ Stine: yes, it's the where the children enter. I have no idea why it's so wide, I suppose it is just an architectural thing...

Rob and Mandy said...

Du cimetiere a l'ecole maternelle...:) Je dois dire que cette porte metallique surmontee de barres ne me parait pas bien accueillante, mais bon: c'est l'interieur qui compte.

Becky said...

How interesting! I've never seen anything like this.

Routine will start next week...this week's routine is just a brief thing.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Very interesting, Ciel. I love the lettering on the building.

Sharon

PERBS said...

We call that a preschool for those under 5 and a Kindergarten for 5-6 year olds, depending on birthdate.