ELC Curriculum

Early Learning Center Curriculum

The Avenues Early Learning Center goals are based upon the school’s philosophy and an underlying respect for the individual child. Classroom teachers determine how the objectives, which are appropriate for the age group of the children they teach, are implemented. These objectives are developmentally based and are guided by both knowledge of the typical development of children in a chronological span and by awareness of individual differences in patterns of growth, personality, learning style and family background.

The curriculum is designed to provide experiences that will promote competency and the successful mastery of developmental tasks through adjusting expectations, varied activities and materials and through interactions in the learning environment. Learning is presented to children using a variety of sensory experiences to teach concepts. Young children learn by doing, and play is the medium through which children explore the world and learn about themselves and others. Thematic units are developed to expose children to new concepts and expand their knowledge of the world around them.

Most of the goals of the program represent processes rather than isolated skills; therefore, mastery is reflected along a continuum of growth. This allows children the opportunity to experience success and satisfaction with their own developmental ability.

To view the Early Learning Center curriculum, please click here.

Core Curriculum

A major focus of the Early Learning Center is on the development of social skills. Hands-on and experiential skill development is individualized, as well as in small groups. Children develop independence and work on problem solving. Children learn how to interact with others and how to learn in groups. The curriculum thus includes:

  1. Development of both fine and gross motor skills
  2. Individualized focus on language, literacy and writing skills
  3. Estimation and early math readiness and problem solving
  4. A scientific view of the world: simple experiments
  5. The beginnings of the World Course that will spiral through all years of the Avenues curriculum
  6. Introduction of Chinese and Spanish through 50 percent immersion (see OPEN posts on learning a second language and on immersion).

A chart of the Early Learning Center curriculum is available here.

Download Brochures

Apply to Avenues

Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

Author Angela Dominguez Visits Avenues

by Diane Aiken
Author and illustrator Angela Dominguez reads to Avenues students.

April 28, 2016 - On Wednesday, February 24, award-winning author and illustrator Angela Dominguez came to Avenues to visit with nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Early Learning Center , Immersion , Kindergarten , Literacy , Lower School , Nursery , Pre-kindergarten , Spanish

What ELC Students Do on the Roof Playground

by Rita Truong
During these 40 minutes of play, children develop critical community building and citizenship skills.

April 11, 2016 - The daily visit to the roof playground is important for children’s development in many ways.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Early Learning Center , Nursery , Pre-kindergarten

Parents Help Children Understand Traditions in the Early Learning Center

by Dorine Yang

March 3, 2016 - As the Early Learning Center prepared to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we decided to invite our class parents to join us and share a Chinese New Year tradition or craft with the students. We were lucky to have parents from agree to visit and share an age-appropriate, fun activity to help students better understand the significance of Chinese New Year and the traditions associated with it.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Chinese , Curriculum , Early Learning Center , Nursery

© 2016 Avenues World Holdings LLC. All rights reserved