Am Multi-Age Program

AM Multi-Age Program
Our multi-age class provides a flexible and unique preschool option which incorporates aspects of multiple
programs. All ages attend class sessions together on Tuesday and Thursday, and only 4 and 5 year olds attend
Monday and Wednesday sessions, which focus on topics and activities more appropriate for older preschoolers.
Families with more than one child in preschool often like this option because it consolidates their schedules,
while others choose this option based on the readiness of their 4 or 5 year old to attend preschool four days per
week. The multi-age class provides an environment where not all children are the same age, allowing some to
emerge as leaders and role models for others – a mutually beneficial situation. Multi-aged grouping is like a
smaller version of what the real world is like. Children in this setting will learn as much from their peers as from
their teachers, which is a skill that will carry over into the rest of their lives.