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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, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday World!

Our preschool enjoyed Shabbat while learning
 about the Birthday of the World and symbols of this holiday!
Rosh Hashanah!!!!

How lucky we are that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall at the beginning of our school year! As our children start fresh in their next grade or class, they relish in their new beginnings and feel the chance to start all over again. It is their opportunity to reflect on a New Year and a new beginning.

Rosh Hashanah can also give us that same feeling and opportunity to reflect and renew our year. Rosh Hashanah combines both solemn and joyful elements. Another name for Rosh Hashanah is Yom Hadin-the Day of Judgment. This is a time when each of us is judged for both good and bad deeds done and not done during the past year. We also celebrate the arrival of a new year and the blessings it will hopefully contain.

In children’s terms:

1. We say good-bye to the old year and welcome a new year!

2. We know that Rosh Hashanah is the world’s birthday

3. We honor this day as we honor our own birthday?

4. We have a birthday party for the world using Rosh Hashanah props rather

than purely birthday props.

5. We serve honey cake, apples and honey and light holiday candles,

6. We sing New Year songs instead of happy birthday songs.

5. We send New Year cards rather than birthday cards.

6. Give yourself a treat! Both on your birthday and Rosh Hashanah

7. Have a Sweet New Year !

Along with our apples and honey- find ways to bring kindness and gentleness and loving care into your interactions with the world around you and especially yourself!

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