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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.






Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Wishes

                                        
 
                                         We wish our staff members a Happy Birthday!
                                                 (our August/September birthdays)

"Choosing your Battles"

Children don’t learn self-control overnight. It takes trust and practice to postpone gratification.

 I hope you will join us at the family center to discuss strategies and share your thoughts about how to choose your battles and maintain harmony in your household.

Sara Walsh ( a previous preschool parent) and LCSW will lead our first Palm Beaches RoundTable Program

Do not miss this on Wednesday September 5th at 9:15 a.m. RSVP preschool- 747-3339 or Yael 646-373-7572

Monday, August 27, 2012

School is open tomorrow

Temple Beth Am Preschool will be open as long as the weather does not turn for the worse.
We will post on Temple facebook, and the blog if anything changes!

Isaac

School Close we follow Palm Beach County School lead.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Yummy in the Tummy Tasting

Our entire school had the opportunity to taste food from our new yummy organic and natural school lunch program.  Menus are due on August 31, and lunch will be served Sept 4th, the day after Labor Day!
This service is optional!


                           Nutritious and fresh foods help children's brain develop and grow!

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation was very informative last night.  Parents met Rabbi Alon and Paula  and listened to their presentations.  Everyone enjoyed visiting the classrooms to find out about the curriculum.

Some important information you may like to know!
Did I pick the right school for my child? - Yes


Is my child spending too much time playing?

No- Play is a child’s work. Seems like simply playing- yet this type of learning is crucial in that is self-initiated, ongoing, and transferrable to other learning situations. It builds executive function!

• Is my child getting enough intellectual stimulation?

Yes- We will develop all areas of abilities - cognitive, social-emotional, language as well as physical development.

What is Process Learning?

• Process learning conceives of learning in terms of its processes rather than its product.

• The focus is to provide children experiences that promote thinking and problem-solving with specifically    identified outcomes.

• In process learning, children not only learn by doing but also reflect on the learning process itself and are able to transfer the information learned in one process or learning situation to another.

Play is the answer to the question" How does anything new ever come about” Jean Piaget












Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day of School


Enjoy a look at our first day of preschool!  Staff will be posting in their own sites!


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Friendships for young children begin in Preschool.

"Friendships are important for children because friends help each other understand the world in which they live. It is known that the quality of children's friendships affects their development of a personal and social identity.... Children with friends, even one friend, have better social skills and fewer adjustment problems. Friends provide social support and can protect against the difficulties of starting school, the birth of a sibling, family conflict and different family settings, behavior troubles, victimization and bullying. Children starting school seem to like school better and adjust better if they have formed friendships."

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ice Cream Social 2012


Oh what fun we had at the Ice Cream Social!  Our preschool children visited their classrooms, met new and old friends and their new teachers.  We loved the ice cream sundaes!  Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event!

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Busch Wildlife

Ms Cheryl from Busch wildlife introduced us to many Florida animals and birds.Toads are dangerous and have poison on their back! Please keep you pet away from them.
The O'Possum is in the family of the Kangeroos. Jamine likes to sleep at night and loves garbage-watch out!!!
The Crested Kara Kara spread her wings to fly. She showed us her orange face that can turn yellow!  We loved touching the ball python and found out this snake is not native to Florida.  Did you know that snakes have no eyelids and sleep with their eyes open!
Willie the skunk came with his beautiful stripes.  Skunks can be mean, but Willie became nice, with alot of love and attention!
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The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and natural resources.  To accomplish this goal the Sanctuary has a two fold mission of wildlife rehabilitation and environmental educationThe Busch Wildlife Sanctuary’s wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program provides comprehensive medical care to over 5,000 sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals each year.  The ultimate goal of the Sanctuary’s rehabilitation efforts is to return recovered patients to their natural habitats so they can become an integral part of the environment once again..  Children and adults alike find the Sanctuary’s programs to be informative, entertaining, and extremely educational, offering a wonderful experience in learning about nature and wildlife. Our little campers enjoyed learning about the animals first hand in our lobby.