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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.






Thursday, September 11, 2014

Science is Important in Early Childhood


Some parents and early childhood educators avoid science because they think they need to have all the answers to children’s questions.  Perhaps they also think children are incapable of comprehending scientific phenomena.  Both assumptions are incorrect...  New attention is now being drawn to the importance of wondering alongside children.  In particular, older preschoolers are eager to engage in inquiry, often referring to such experiments as ‘real science.

When children observe a pattern of outcomes or experience disorder in a perceived pattern, adults can encourage them to form a hypothesis about wha t they observe to be true and then prompt them to test their idea...  It is important for adults to facilitate, rather than direct, a child’s investigations; quality science experiences develop out of a child’s own interests, not the agenda of an adult.  

Brandi Rials

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