Small World is Avenues’ innovative program for 2-year-olds. As a joyful and enriching first school experience, Small World provides:
Exposure to three languages
The facilitation of healthy separation from caregivers
An emphasis on self-help skills
Learning through play
A balance of structured activities and free play encourage children to learn while having fun, making discoveries for themselves and developing their fine motor skills.
The program is based on the five core learning experiences of early childhood, as defined by Nancy Schulman, head of the Early Learning Center at Avenues New York, in her book Practical Wisdom for Parents:
- Being part of a group
- Initiation of socialization
- Basic communication skills
- Establishing and following routines
Find the combination that suits your family
Small World is a half-day program, offered in the morning and afternoon. Parents may choose from two, three or five days per week.
A.M. program, 8:20—11:20 A.M.
P.M. program, 11:50—2:50 P.M.
Two-Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Three-Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Five-Day: Monday through Friday
The Small World program is for children who will be 2 by August 31 of their year of entry. Admissions priority is given to families with a child currently attending Avenues, as well as to Avenues employees.
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