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.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thank you to all those that made Thanksgiving Head Start celebration so special.
Thank you to Lisa Board for her continual support
|Thank you to Jana Taylor for facilitating the lunch and gifts for Head Start|
Thank you to Jackie Feldman for taking great pictures!
Thank you to Friedman's CJE and PJ Library for sponsoring the Shabbat Puppy program
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
"As a result, the ubiquity of princesses actually limits young girls’ imaginations. They aren’t seeing many other versions of girlhood promoted to them. Although Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals Ballcap Buddies is always reminding people that there are many ways to be a girl, pop culture is showing girls too many minor variations on the princess theme and calling these similar items 'choices' — selling girls short in the process.
"The upshot is that today’s girls are like the sailors in Coleridge’s famous, poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.' They’re adrift in a sea of princesses, and their imaginations are parched. Being sold princesses everywhere they go — from toy stores to grocery stores to hardware stores — makes our girls’ worlds shrink."
In her article, Hain goes on to discuss the "princess pushback" and how some of the anti-princess branding has limitations of its own.
Monday, November 25, 2013
We are so lucky that so many in our community help in taking care of this world on child at a time. Our Head Start friends enjoyed doing Thanksgiving crafts with our parents as others help prepare the beautiful meal donated by Morse Geriatric. Each child went home with gifts, and a basket of educational materials was given to Head Start teachers. Our teachers helped prepare our children so that they could sing words of joy and thanks. Thank you, Mr Brett, our song leader who instills the love of music to our children. So many in our community donated their time today. Thank you to Jana Taylor for organizing this event. Special thanks to Dotty Wisch for always being there each year to volunteer to help with our program. All food that was not eaten was donated to El Sol on military trail. So many people to thank and so much to be grateful for.
Thank you Jana Taylor
PTO moms preparing for Headstart
|Gift for Headstart teachers|
Headstart friends enjoyed the show
Thank you Alfredo and Marcello
Thank you Mr. Brett
Thank you to all those that made our Thanksgiving celebration
Kulanu- All of us Together!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
5 eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day!
2 limit recreational time to two hours or less every day (for under 2- no screen time)
1 Get one hour or more of physical activity every day
0 Drink zero sugary drinks every day. Drink more water and low-fat milk.
Also check out the website" We Can" -ways to enhance children's activity and nutrition.
We have extra brochures in the office. Come by
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
"Because all those great things that my husband does, I do, too. I smother my kids in hugs and kisses. I say, 'I love you,' with my words and my actions throughout the day. I take them to the beach with their friends and keep them reasonably clean and reasonably well fed. I read their favorite books to them over and over again until the words feel like they’re melting my brain. And still, the Good Mother voice pops up to remind me that it’s just not good enough.
"One of the hardest things for me about being a mom is that I make about 107 little decisions every day, and most of the time, I am totally winging it. Unlike work at a paid job, I don’t get regular feedback on how I’m doing.
"So I think that as moms, we need to tell each other, 'You are such a good mom.' And we need to really hear it when our friends or family says it to us. We all parent differently. We parent from our personalities and from our wounds. From our heads and our hearts. We parent from our unconscious family patterns and from tips on books and blogs. And it is never perfect because we are human and messy, and our kids are human and messy."
"The Good Mother", Lynn Shattuck
Friday, November 1, 2013
- Children who were spanked often early in life by their mothers were more likely to be aggressive later in childhood compared to kids who weren't spanked at all.
- Being spanked by dads was also linked to vocabulary and language problems in kids.
- Mothers who were still spanking their child by the age of 5 — no matter how often — were more likely to have a child who was more aggressive than his or her peers by the time they turned 9.
- Mothers who spanked their child at least twice a week when they were 3 also had children more likely to have these problem behaviors.
- Children who were spanked at least twice a week by their fathers at the age of 5 were more likely to score lower on vocabulary and language-comprehension tests
Thursday, October 31, 2013
|All dressed for Fall Day|
Friday, October 25, 2013
|This thank you generated with Smilebox|
Last year, a group of Edinburgh architecture researchers asked a dozen students to take a walk. They began
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
In Parashat Vayeira, we learn about our patriarch Abraham, who kindness to guests was exemplary. Abraham kept the sides of his tent open so that he could watch for the arrival of guests. On this particular occasion a\Abraham was in this tent recovering from circumcision. However, when he saw the strangers coming, he swiftly ran to offer the very best that he and Sarah could offer. The welcome he and Sarah provided included providing the guests water for washing their feet and bidding them to rest in the shade.
The guests were also served a leisurely feast that consisted of cakes of fine-meal and tender calf. Abraham was such a gracious host that when they left, he began....walking with them to send them off." Genesis 18:16
Modeling more than the standard level of courtesy, Abraham embraced the spirit of hospitality. Rabbi encouraged those to use this story to help teach the importance of welcoming guests into our home.
Here are some practical ways in which you can practice hospitlaity!
1. Encourage your children to regularly particpate in playdates at your house
2. Encourage them to accept invitations when they are invited to play at another children's homes
3. When you have house guests for an overnight visit, encourage your children to participate in making your guest feel comfortable. They can set the table for dinner, or help bakes cookies for dessert.
4. When you are invited to someone's house for a meal, model for and explain to your children the importance of bringing a small gift as a way of showing your appreciation.
These are some examples that evolve some sort of action: planning, cooking, decorating, serving and ultimately demonstrating a genuine concern for and care about others.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Ginny Luther shared with us at our Parent Round Table Oct 2,
Emotions are critical for learning. We are not in control of our child’s emotional responses. Kids react in the moment. Most of us parent out of guilt and based on how we were raised.
It is so important to understand why children react in different situations. We were so fortunate to have Ginny Luther, CCDI, LGA
Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor and Loving Guidance Associate talk to us about the right way to discipline. Interested in more information, please let our office know!
Our school was filled with books from our Scholastic Book Fair to our participation in Read for the Record sponsored by the Literacy Coalition. We value children reading and teachers and parents reading aloud to their children. Thank you, parents for supporting literacy for your children by donating books to the classroom. They are greatly appreciated!!
Lisa from the Palm Beach Children's Hospital read us Otis by Loren Long
to school for our Scholastic Kick-off day
Friday, September 27, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Sukkot tradition encourages families to ‘invite’ symbolic guests, biblical ancestors or
other people who we admire or who are important to us to be part of their Sukkot
celebration. One of the traditional activities is to tell stories in the sukkah. We all have
our favorite stories.
Our children visited the sukkah all day today. There were parties and meals in the Sukkah and lots of dancing and singing. We enjoyed being with our friends in the Sukkah! It is a mitzvah to be in the Sukkah.
|Singing and Dancing in the Sukkah|
|Eating in the Sukkah|
|Our 2's enjoying Shabbat and Sukkot music|
|Dancing in the Sukkah|
|Mr Brett sang with our toddler group about Sukkot|
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Visit our sukkah anytime! Even in the rain!
In the Sukkah!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
- Regret – acknowledging that a mistake was made, and feeling regret at having squandered some of our potential.
- Cessation – Talk is cheap, but stopping the harmful action shows a true commitment to change.
- Confession – To make it more “real,” we admit our mistake verbally, and ask forgiveness from anyone we may have harmed.
- Resolution – We make a firm commitment not to repeat the harmful action in the future.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Jacob staked out the beginning plans for the garden. The garden plan is on its way---can't wait. We will be planting seedlings very soon with your children