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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, August 5, 2013

Camp is Over and Ready for New Beginnings!

We have concluded another successful summer camp program, and we would like to take this opportunity to say “Hello,” to everyone and let you know about some really exciting things that are going on here in preparation for the new school year!

First of all, we have been sprucing up our classrooms with fresh paint. Thank you to preschool mom and design professional, Stacy Miller, for assisting us in choosing the beautiful, natural colors that soon will adorn all of our school.

Also, we are so excited to unveil our new Atelier, or artist’s studio. In our Atelier, and in keeping with the philosophy of the Reggio Emilia model, our preschoolers will be provided with the opportunity to explore and connect with a variety of media and materials. Our studio will be a haven for all of our students to effectively express themselves and to discover their own creativity in a inspirational surrounding. Thank you to Miss Robin for sharing her own creativity with us and for setting up our beautiful new Atelier. We look forward to sharing this special space with all of you.

This year, we hope that everyone will lend a hand and volunteer some time to tend to our community garden. Albert Jacob, one of our preschool parents and a landscape architect by trade, has created a plan for our beautiful child-friendly garden, Amy Russell has generously donated the funds for the irrigation, while Liz Perez has had a watchful eye over the whole project. Our sincerest thanks to each of them for their contributions and we excited about planting this fall.

Due to the number of children with allergies as well as our desire to see all of our preschoolers have healthier snacks while in our care, this fall we will no longer be offering morning snack during the regular school day. We ask that when packing your child’s lunch, you label his or her snack accordingly so that the teachers will know what to give your child at snack time. We will have individually packaged snacks, like crackers or Nutri-grain bars available should a child come to school without snack, at a cost of $1.00, which also may be purchased for $5 per week. For those children who will be staying with us for after care, we will continue to provide a healthy snack in the afternoon.

We will once again offer our “Yummy in My Tummy” lunch service Mondays through Thursdays, beginning on Monday, August 26th. As soon as we have the August menu, it will be distributed for everyone to review. Each meal is $5 and orders must be received in the Preschool office by Wednesday for the following week’s lunches.

Preschool Pizza Fridays will be back this year! Sign up the evening of the Ice Cream Social. Receive the best price by paying for the school year in advance: $180. Or sign up for August – December: $88 and January – May: $105.

Finally, speaking of our Ice Cream Social, don’t forget to mark your calendars to join us for this fun event on Thursday, August 15th at 6:00pm. Visit your child’s classroom, meet your child’s teacher and then join us in the social hall for a sweet summer treat!

We look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and also to welcoming our newest families as a part of our Preschool family. If you have any questions or concerns before then, please do not hesitate to stop by the preschool office or call us at 561-747-3339.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see everyone very soon!

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