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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 21, 2012

Reflection on Friendship during the High Holy Days!

The strength of your friendships is as critical for your health as the lifestyle choices you make," writes Elizabeth Svoboda in "Lessons for Living" in Psychology Today (September 2012). Her insight has implications — both for adults, as well as the children we care for. Svoboda contends:
"We've all heard the usual advice for living longer: exercise more, quit smoking, limit junk food. But nurturing your relationships plays an important role as well. Supportive friendships may do as much to promote your physical well being as a top-notch diet and workout regime. 'The higher the quantity and quality of your relationships, the longer you live,' says Bert Uchino, a psychologist at the University of Utah....

"Researchers speculate that the stress associated with low social support sets off a cascade of damaging reactions within the body, including cardiovascular dysfunction and weakened immune resistance."

During this holiday season, remember the importance of each and every friendship.  It is ok to say we are sorry for to those we have wronged!

"Apology doesn't mean that you were wrong, or the other person was right.  It means that your relationship is valuable than your ego!  " ( From Quotes and Thoughts)

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