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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.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Academic Achievement vs. Resilience

Academic Achievement vs. Resilience
February 25, 2013

"Resilience helps kids more that high SATs do," writes Belinda Luscombe in Time (September 10, 2012). Getting good grades has been the mantra of anxious parents..."but now there's a trickle of thought that says academic ability may not be all it's cracked up to be. Rather than so much focus on cognitive skills, some heretics suggest, a little more grit is what kids really need."
Luscombe refers to a new book by Paul Tough, How Children Succeed, in which he observes that ... "while IQ is stubborn to change after age 8, the ability to persist, focus, and adapt is more malleable, even into early adulthood.  And while IQ may be what gets kids into college, they need a whole other set of skills to graduate."
And while Tough focuses his attention on low-income families, Madeline Levine, looks at wealthy families in her book, Teach Your Children Well, and reaches a similar conclusion. Her tips to restore family sanity: "less emphasis on grades, more on values, less homework, more sleep, less fretting by parents, more encouraging."
 Article from ExchangeEveryday

Join us for our second showing "Race To Nowhere" March 21st, 9:15-11:15 a.m.  at Temple Beth Am.  RSVP to the Temple by March 19th.  

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