小世界 Small World
Being two years old 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.
Day in the Life at Small World
The Avenues Small World program will expose children to developmentally appropriate practices and activities that will foster experiential learning through sensory, discovery, song and language activities that revolve around a child’s natural way of learning: play.
Arrival and Free Play
Teachers will greet each child at the door to assist them in transitioning smoothly into the classroom and beginning their day. Free play will include diverse activities in the classroom that promote creativity as well as small-group learning experiences that foster social interaction. Children develop their fine motor capabilities with a variety of activities during center time, where much of the individualized instruction will take place.
Together we discuss a range of topics and prepare for the next part of the day. This circle time experience will be conducted in English, Spanish and Chinese through a broad range of stories and songs and movement activities.
In the indoor play area, the children will have opportunities to practice necessary gross motor skills by running, tumbling, leaping, hopping and climbing. Each child will learn to be aware of his or her body in space.
Children will explore the world through their five senses during daily enrichment activities such as cooking, food study, library, art and music.
While enjoying a light snack provided by the school, children practice self-help and social learning skills while communicating with one another in each of the languages.