EAV uses a phonics-based literacy system. Until the Toddler class (3 years old), children hear more English than Portuguese. This is because their native language is already heard extensively outside of the school environment. Therefore, learning the English language happens naturally.

Children are assessed in different domains (e.g., socio-emotional development, language and literacy development, cognition including math and science), all adjusted to their age group. For this assessment, four criteria are used: Beginning, Developing, Mastering, and Innovating.

EAV prioritizes healthy, balanced meals with zero sugar in the Nursery class and limited sugar from the Toddler class onward, as well as limited salt. Children eat at school, so there's no need to bring snacks from home.

EAV respects each child's timeline. Potty training is not just a socio-emotional matter but also physiological. The time a child can begin sphincter control may not necessarily be the same for another, and forcing potty training can lead to future digestive and urinary problems.

Issues are resolved calmly through Positive Discipline tools, an approach that supports the principle that discipline can be taught with both firmness and kindness. Additionally, EAV adopts the KUAU program, allowing us to work on children's socio-emotional development from a very young age.