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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.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our Shining Stars Project Approach Study

 Children learn best when many senses are involved and real experiences become part of the study. Our children are little scientists. They have been studying about the beach and its surroundings!

In Exchange Essential, "Supporting the Development of Scientific Thinking," Judy Harris outlines the phases in the launching of a project in an early childhood classroom:

Phase 1 -- Beginning

• Identify potential topic initiated by children.

• Build children’s background knowledge.

                                                 We made a chart on what we know!
• Narrow topic further.

• Help children create list of questions to investigate.

                                                          Questions we want to ask

Phase 2 -- Investigation

• Collect resources for investigating topic.

• Help children use resources.

• Arrange to meet with experts on topic.

• Arrange field site visits.

• Note new questions.

• Help children record and represent what they’ve learned.

                                              Lots of reading and science study

                                          Enjoying the Beach as we explore!

Phase 3 -- Culmination

• Guide children to reflect on what they’ve learned.

• List what children know now.

• Help children find a way to share their learning.

                               Ms Debbie Schmitt, an art teacher helped our children to express
their learning with a  mural of the beach.

Thank you Ms Debbie!

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