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Small World

A unique program for 2-year-olds that fosters developmental skills, kindles curiosity and sets young children upon the path of lifelong learning

Small World is Avenues’ innovative program for 2-year-olds: a joyful and enriching first school experience that fosters healthy separation in a bilingual English/Mandarin environment. Small World is offered at two locations in Nanshan District: the Avenues Shenzhen Learning Innovation Center and the Avenues Shenzhen campus. The program emphasizes:

The acquisition of developmental skills through play, exploration and specialty classes

Daily exposure to English and Mandarin in a bilingual environment

The fostering of social-emotional and 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 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:

  1. Separation
  2. Being part of a group
  3. Initiation of socialization
  4. Basic communication skills
  5. Establishing and following routines

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