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  • In France, children start school at the age of three in what is called ecole maternelle.

    French Preschools Aim To Please Toddlers, Moms

  • At her tasting school in Cognac ecole-des-cognacs.com, she also advises against dipping the nose too deeply into the glass.

    A Slow Path to Perfection

  • Less wealthy countries such as France put us to shame with their commitment to their young people through their crèche and ecole maternelle programs for their youngest citizens.

    Charles Kolb: Budget Priorities: Putting Our Children First

  • Less wealthy countries such as France put us to shame with their commitment to their young people through their crèche and ecole maternelle programs for their youngest citizens.

    Charles Kolb: Budget Priorities: Putting Our Children First

  • In France, or in Germany, or in England, or in Japan, or in China, if you screw up by 19 -- and in France, don't get into a grand ecole -- you're finished for life.

    Transcript: Bruce Greenwald

  • On our way back to the hotel, we pass the local ecole primaire, the local school, and I find myself thinking what a bizarre mix of information we Westerners pump into this country.

    Valerie Tarico: Madagascar: West Knows Best

  • Ranomafana's ecole primaire serves the villages that follow a river valley in the heart of the national park, an exception to the park's protections.

    Valerie Tarico: Madagascar: West Knows Best

  • One grey morning in November of 2004, Ann and I sat in a Rue Vaugirard cafe,  where plum-scarfed boys from the nearby ecole sipped their espress at the counter and watched us ignoring the tv set just overhead with the miserable election results, shots of smugly re-installed Bush, trying our desperate best to look Canadian.

    Paris; Fall, 2004

  • In France or in Germany or in England or in Japan or in China, if you screw up by 19 -- and in France, don't get into a grand ecole -- you're finished for life.

    How The U.S. Is Different From Europe

  • Chicago-native Barbara Legron (ph) says she has been able to work full-time with no worries since her daughter Natasha began attending ecole maternelle.

    French Preschools Aim To Please Toddlers, Moms

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