Being 2 is a precious time of change, budding independence and infinite possibilities for learning. These little ones are gregarious, intelligent and full of wonder and joy as they navigate this wonderful stage in between babyhood and preschool.
At Avenues, we believe that a successful first school experience begins by creating a strong partnership with parents, as we strive to become an extension of the child’s family. Ensuring open conversations between teachers and parents and communicating how best to get to know their little ones will open the door to a more effective learning environment. We believe that every child can be successful when they are provided with the necessary nurturing environment they need to flourish.
We motivate each child to thrive through an age-appropriate, emergent curriculum that is catered to the children’s interests. Additionally, we offer each child differentiated teaching, as well as an introduction to Chinese and Spanish that will be interwoven throughout their day.
We look forward to being partners with you as we guide your children to discover themselves and their world as young learners.
Head of Small World
- Nancy Schulman
July 19, 2018
As the children are becoming more representational in their drawings, we decided that it would be a excellent opportunity for them to create self portraits. These portraits were also a great way to review and teach new Chinese words related to the face while introducing a new way to do art.
July 18, 2018
This year, student were tasked with created their own version of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History project, in which Dr. Zinn planned events with famous actors performing primary documents written by the kinds of ordinary people that have acted throughout history to organize movements for greater liberty, equality and democracy.
July 11, 2018
In the workshop course Mahjong Master, my students had the opportunity to learn Chinese Mahjong, a game deeply ingrained in Asian culture and popular around the world.
June 27, 2018
Throughout the year, the pre-K Cats and Rabbits learned about caring for books. We practiced skills like turning one page at a time. We also worked on increasing our self-awareness of who we are as readers.
June 19, 2018
The American Library Association recently released their list of the top 10 books that were challenged in 2017 – and I must admit, a lot of those that made the list are some books I really enjoyed. More importantly, many of the books that made those lists are incredibly popular with our students.