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Early Learning Center

Language immersion: the opportunity of a lifetime for future global citizens

Early childhood at Avenues is full of joy, discovery, and exploration—and unfolds entirely in two languages. The Early Learning Center (grades nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) is housed in a state-of-the-art facility, purpose-built for our unique program. The ELC experience is defined by:

Language immersion in Mandarin or Spanish

Learning through play

The fostering of healthy habits

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Early Learning Center and Lower Division


December 5th, 2019


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


New York


Inside Look: Project-based Learning in the ELC & Lower Division


December 11th, 2019


8:45 AM


New York


Language Immersion in Mandarin or Spanish

We don’t teach Mandarin and Spanish; we teach in Mandarin and Spanish

At Avenues, learning a second language is more than an academic pursuit; it is a daily practice that transforms the way students see and think about the world. From nursery to 5th grade, students spend 50% of their time learning in English and 50% learning in a second language: one day in English, one day in Mandarin or Spanish.

The Fundamentals

An emphasis on social-emotional development and problem-solving skills underpin the ELC curriculum. Children learn on their own, with individualized instruction, as well as in small groups, developing all-important collaboration skills. The curriculum consists of the following:

  • 50/50 language immersion in Mandarin or Spanish and English
  • Individualized focus on language, literacy and writing skills
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Early math readiness, estimation and problem solving
  • Creative Computation
  • Hands-on science classes, including simple experiments
  • The World Course: a focus on self and community
  • Art and music classes in the immersion language
  • Wellness and Movement

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