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Avenues Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten students are endlessly curious, full of energy and absorbing new learning through play. Avenues has curated unique programs just for them, contributing to their holistic development.

 

Classes begin directly after school and run until 4:45 p.m. All classes include healthy snacks, with dismissal ending at 5:00 pm. 

 

Stay & Play Fees:

  • Full Year: $2,550
  • Fall: $969
  • Spring: $1,581

Specialty Classes Fees:

  • Full Year: $3,250
  • Fall: $1,235
  • Spring: $2,015

 

Important Dates:

FALL 2023

  • Due to the phase in procedure, Stay & Play begins on your student's first full day of school.
  • All specialty class begin Monday, September 11, 2023 for Kindergarten and Wednesday, September 13 for Pre-Kindergarten.

 

SPRING 2024

  • All programs resume Monday, January 8, 2024.

 

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey of growth and discovery. Mix and match programs to create a personalized schedule according to your child’s passions and interests.

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Program Action

PreK-K Class Registration

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ELC Stay and Play

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Want to learn more? Click on the class titles below for a drop-down description.

Monday

Whether your child is a beginner or has already learned the basics of chess, these interactive classes led by Growing Minds Chess Academy will enhance your child’s focus, foster problem-solving and critical thinking and teach the fundamentals of the game. These classes will solidify basic chess rules, review piece movement, introduce chess notation and coordinates, help students learn how to build and execute a plan for different parts of the game, and lay the foundation for long-term strategic gameplay. Our expert instructors will assess your child’s skill level, and provide the instruction necessary to build upon their existing skills so they are ready for more advanced classes, tournament play, or the Avenues Chess Team.
World of Dance will introduce students to music across multiple languages and cultures. Spanning an entire year, with the option to join at any time, this class will explore rhythm, technique, and expression, where students will learn diverse types of choreography, from the Argentine tango to tap/soft shoe to Chinese folk dance.
Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Tuesday

Embark on a journey into the world of Capoeira, a mesmerizing fusion of dance, combat, and playful artistry. Recognized by UNESCO as a treasured cultural heritage of humanity, Capoeira not only captivates the senses but also nurtures essential motor skills like balance, strength and visual acuity. Students will immerse themselves in the rhythmic tapestry of berimbau, caxixi, tambourine, and reco-reco, as they master choreographies that effortlessly blend movement and melody. Beyond the physical, Capoeira ignites creativity and fosters self-confidence, empowering students to express themselves freely and boldly.

Stay & Play

Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.
This exciting, multi-dimensional art course offers a unique opportunity for students to explore and experience a variety of visual art mediums. Our fall semester focuses on sketching, watercolor, oil pastels, and how different cultures incorporate painting into their own art history. Our spring semester focuses more on art handiwork, such as ceramics, printmaking, jewelry making and more. This holistic approach to art creation helps students understand the different categories of art and how it has influenced the world around them.

 

Wednesday

In the fall, students will be challenged to build a new robotic gadget or gizmo to solve a problem through exciting, story-based challenges. In the spring, students learn the ins and outs of coding to operate their very own robot creations to take home and complete challenges. Each build will require the use of teams, helping children to learn additional collaborative and cooperative skills to go along with their newfound expertise as robot engineers.
Little Chefs promotes, through playful and educational activities, the development of healthy habits, the pleasure of preparing meals, taking care of food, and respecting nature. Allergen-free recipes.
Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Thursday

This class combines both plugged and unplugged coding activities to teach your child fundamental coding concepts, alongside hands-on science experiments that will help them grasp concepts such as chemical reactions and density. Our young scientists will learn about natural science and physics in the fall while developing their skills in coding using different coding software and applications in the spring.

Soccer develops motor skills such as balance, ball dominance, laterality, agility, rhythm, and strength. Our classes will be playful and cover techniques and tactics while having fun team-building.
Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Friday

Led by Growing Minds Chess Academy, this class is ideal for students who have mastered piece movement and the basic rules of chess, and are interested in competitive chess but not yet ready for the team. Students will be prepared for the chess team by learning tournament strategy, approaching different types of players, time management and use of chess clocks, how and when to notate, understanding how to play as a team, chess tournament etiquette, and how to focus before and after each match and outcome. Topics will include checkmate patterns, tactical motifs and chess miniatures. Critical thinking skills and pattern recognition will be developed.
Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

Program Action

PreK-K Class Registration

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ELC Stay and Play

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