The early childhood years is an important time in the life of a family as their children embark on their learning journey. Two-year-olds navigate this wonderful stage between being a baby and a “big kid” with curiosity and enthusiasm. This time of extraordinary growth, combined with an excellent early childhood program, sets the foundation for a love of learning.
At Avenues, we believe a strong partnership between teachers and parents with consistent and open communication is the key to your child’s successful experience. We focus on getting to know your children individually to ensure we create both a nurturing and stimulating environment, allowing them to discover and grow at their own pace.
For general admissions inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to partnering with your family as your child joins us for their first school experience.
Head of Small World
As head of the Small World program, Rita is responsible for program and curriculum development, leading the teaching team and teaching in several classes. Prior to joining Small World, Rita spent five years as a head teacher in the nursery program within the Avenues Early Learning Center. Rita has taught toddlers and preschoolers in various schools throughout New York City including The Riverside Church Weekday School in Morningside Heights and The Washington Market School in Tribeca. She holds degrees in early childhood education from Teachers College, Columbia University and early childhood special education from Bank Street College of Education. “Being a teacher,” she says, “means working with families and understanding the role parents play in their child’s education.” Rita is a mom of two young girls, one who is an Avenues kindergartener, and resides with her family in Manhattan.
- Nancy Schulman
November 16, 2018
November 13, 2018
The “2018” problem is a good example of how problem based learning (PBL) happens in 6th grade math. In a PBL based math classroom, the focus is on unique problems that teach content and skills in a student-centered manner.
November 8, 2018
The Puma and Jaguar kindergarten students know all about growing! Not only are they growing as readers, writers, mathematicians, community members and friends, they are also growing their very own seeds. Recently, they planted lima bean and pinto bean seeds in the Outdoor Classroom.
November 2, 2018
Without knowing the world their future-adults will live in, how can teachers possibly prepare their students to live meaningful and productive lives when they get older?
October 25, 2018
Recently, some upper grades students in the Mandarin Chinese track spent their class period interviewing Chinese-speaking teachers. Each of them interviewed two teachers in the building and asked 15 questions. Remarkably, all these students are taking Chinese level one; they had only attended five Chinese classes before the interviews! How did they accomplish this? By using Pinyin as the tool for the interviews.