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 24, 2012
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