The Preschool Arts Programs provide children with a solid foundation for future creative and academic challenges, while offering a safe and nurturing environment where children's curiosities and imaginations are celebrated. Age-appropriate art projects and drama and musical activities help preschoolers learn skills and build self-confidence, while supporting their successful transitions into formal school environments.
Independent learning, as well as group activities help to encourage and develop each child's self-awareness, self-esteem, problem solving abilities, social interaction and fine motor skills. Programs also provide an approach that encourages preschoolers to use their unique voices and ideas to communicate and broaden their understanding of the world around them.
Through theme-based learning, children are exposed to engaging themes from science, the environment, history and literature, while developing their artistic skills through art, drama or music. Small class sizes with two teachers per class ensure the best environment for your child.
It is important to lay down the foundation for creativity in the arts early in life. When children produce a wonderful painting or make up a funny story or song, they discover they have something unique inside them, which they like. If this sense of valuing one's own inner self is developed at an early age, children grow up confident, creative and less vulnerable to external judgements.
- Lola Rasminsky, Founder of the Avenue Road Arts School
We cannot say enough about the positive social and creative impact that Avenue Road Art School has had on our twin 3 year old girls. Our girls have attended the toddler and nursery programs for the past two years. Their development has been impressive. We hold Nicola in very high esteem. Her ability to balance free play and focused learning time, break a project into manageable chunks, to have her students focus for very short periods on specific tasks, to give each of those tasks meaning through song and story, and then integrate all tasks into a beautiful and imaginative product over the course of a unit is phenomenal. The girls always look forward to art class at Avenue Road Arts School, and we look forward to seeing the art they produce and hearing their stories after every class. We will definitely be signing them up for next year's Senior Kindergarten program!
- Parent Feedback - Avenue Road Arts School Kinder Program