My son started in the toddler room at 18 months old. He was very quiet and shy but the teachers helped him come out of his shell. My daughter started in the infant room at 9 months old. She was cared for by Michelle, who was always patient, kind, and understanding of each child's individual needs. Both of my kids went through the toddler room, then through the preschool side. They were provided a daily routine and structured educational activities. Both kids were writing and early readers by the time they left for kindergarten. They developed appropriate social and behavioral skills. Overall, AVM was a great choice for our family.