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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, December 20, 2012

Nature helps us learn!

Studies show links between access to nature and ability to sustain concentration, delay gratification and cope with stressors.

• Ethnographic observations of children's play show that games are more imaginative and creative in natural habitats.

• Play in nature has been found to promote physical agility and social confidence.

• Natural environments tend to encourage play that is gender-neutral or that brings boys and girls together.

• Natural play fosters a deep sense of connectedness to the larger universe of living things.

Working on our new playground

Finishing the edges

We love our new grass!

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