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
May 22, 2019
One of the key topics covered in the Vietnam War senior elective history class this year was the anti-war movement that developed during the war. Anti-war movements had sprouted up during other wars in American history, but none were ever as pervasive and effective as the anti-war activism during Vietnam.
May 21, 2019
The kindergarteners in the Dragons and Eagles classes created a new dramatic play center called Play Teacher. In this center, the children pretend to be Chinese teachers, instructing other kids in the target language.
May 15, 2019
What can adventure teach us about living? This winter, Gerry Moffatt spoke to the Avenues community about the lessons he’s learned during 35 years as an expedition guide, explorer and filmmaker.
May 14, 2019
Earlier this year, the 7th floor commons was abuzz with groups of math students presenting their videos, puzzles, posters, problems, and more at the Algebraic Expressions Project Exhibition.
May 8, 2019
We began our food unit, as most language classes must when entering the world of food for the first time, with the acquisition of a large body of vocabulary. As a student, food is often an easily accessible unit; everyone eats food, and it can be fun to talk about one’s favorite food and its flavors.