Early Childhood Center-School Year 2016-2017
"Play is the highest expression of human development."
Welcome to The One School At Temple Beth Am, Celebrating the Whole Child. We understand and respect that every child is essentially, ‘the one.’ Every child is unique. The specifics of how we nurture and grow each child are dependent entirely upon the needs of the child. This is how we celebrate each child - by engaging him or her at his or her point of need. The One School partners with every parent to ensure every child is championed and educated as an individual.
The One School is a NAEYC Accredited, Reggio Emilia Nature-inspired school, serving ages 18 months to five years. The One School offers certified teachers, a low student/teacher ratio, an emergent creative curriculum and specialty areas of study including science, art, music, foreign language and nature study. The One School’s curricula are supplemented by young family programs and parenting workshops, an infant and toddler program, Family Center, Summer Camp, after school enrichment classes and an active and instrumental Parent Teacher Organization. A commitment to contribute to the community and the world at large is also a part of the school’s social justice philosophy.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The children had so much fun the past few weeks as they painted and made favorite fruits for their own Sukkah in the classroom. We went on a nature walk, discovered the secret garden (to find our leaves, sticks, and pine cones for the Sukkah), and visited the Sukkah outside. They learned about colors (green and yellow). The children talked about their friends in the class and started to make best friend portraits. We discussed friendship, working together, kindness, and social skills. Next week will start to discuss healthy eating and lifestyle.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
A must read!!!
The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today's Children
Monday, October 31, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Creative, open-ended art taps into three key developmental areas for young children. First, it allows an emotional outlet, encouraging children’s active expression. Secondly, it builds the executive functions which relate to planning, monitoring, focusing, as well as solving problems. And third, open-ended art strengthens fine -motor skills.
But most importantly, children enjoy making art; open-ended art allows them to be happier with the process. Children are less stressed in an open, nurturing setting and the process of art--as well as the final product--benefits greatly from this relaxation.