The Multi-Age Advantage

Our Multi-age class supports little learners (ages 3-5) based on needs, abilities, and interests rather than age.  Benefits of a multi-age classroom are numerous for both the younger and older children in the classroom. 

  • Children develop and learn at their own pace: Our experienced teachers differentiate lessons and activities to provide a greater challenge or support as needed, focusing on each child as an individual learner and not just their age. 

  • Leadership and mentoring opportunities: Older children model more complex problem solving and critical thinking.  Younger children are able to develop these skills with the help of peer mentoring.  Older children benefit from the ability to lead younger children helping them to develop greater social/emotional skills. 

  • Academic Opportunities: Younger children learn through observation and imitation as older children work on more advanced concepts and skills.  Older children benefit from the opportunity to teach.  Teaching ingrains concepts.   

  • Strong Relationships: The classroom community is like a family with children being supported by each other and their teachers.  Older children benefit from multiple years in the same classroom with the same teachers, becoming more secure and confident in their learning environment as well as developing a strong bond with their teachers.  

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