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Small World

A first school experience designed to trigger curiosity, stimulate creativity and sow the seeds of bilingualism

Small World is Avenues’ innovative learning program for 2-year-olds. As a joyful and enriching first school experience, Small World provides:

Immersion in English

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.

Immersion in English

Daily immersion in an English language environment, with all instruction in English, builds confidence and foundational vocabulary while setting students on the path to fluency.


An emphasis on physical play and expression promotes fitness, coordination and gross motor skills.

Hands-on exploration

STEAM and World Course activities, including cooking, gardening, music and crafts foster curiosity and observation.

Self-help skills

Fundamental skills such as eating with a knife and fork, washing one's hands, and taking care of one’s possessions prepare children for a full-day school experience the following year.

The Fundamentals

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:

  • Separation
  • Being part of a group
  • Initiation of socialization
  • Basic communication skills
  • Establishing and following routines

A Global Curriculum for a World School

What do Avenues students learn? The Avenues World Elements table is our answer to that question. Designed by our research and development team, the Avenues World Elements is a global curricular system that defines the learning outcomes of Avenues students at all grade levels, at all our campuses.

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