Those in Kapuskasing with young children entering their first year of school are being offered a helping hand in preparation.

Ecole Publique Le Coeur Du Nord is starting its third to last week of its preschool summer program titled Le Petit Parasol.

Parents and children are being given the chance to participate together so kids feel more comfortable learning French in a new environment.

Le Petit Parasol is completely free with no registration needed, you can simply walk right in and join a session, and the program is open to children between the ages of three to five.

The program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am to 11:30am until August 24th.