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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.






Monday, August 18, 2014

We're Back- A Little Advice for Parents

As adults, we often forget, when we are talking to children, that they think more concretely and process information at a slower pace than we do.   When we adapt our instructions to children's level of understanding, we are not talking down to them."  This observation comes from David Elkind in his new book, Parenting On the Go.  Elkind offers tips to go along with this observation, such as...
  • Be specific.  Instructions should be short and clear...  One guideline is to use one word per age of child.
  • Because children process information more slowly than we do, it's a good idea to give only one instruction at a time.
  • Accentuate the positive.  You will have much more success and much less frustration, if you tell children what you want them to do rather than what not to do.
Phrase your instructions so as to tell the child what you want, not ask him or her to make the decision.

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