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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, August 23, 2013

Power of Music- Conference with Ellen Allard

Early childhood. a period of rapid change and development, is the most critical period in a child's musical growth.  According to Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, music intelligence is equal in importance to logical/mathematical, linguistic, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences.
Rabbi Alon, David Sherman, Paula Deakter and our musical director, Mr Brett attended this informative workshop with Ellen Allard. Ellen, a multi-award winning Recording Artist, Composer, Performer, and Educator specializes in music for young children.  Our preschool children sing many of her popular songs both secular and Jewish.

Paula and Ellen
Brett and Ellen singing Bim Bom

Why we teach Music?
Not because we expect you to major in music.
Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life.
Not so you can relax.
Not so you can have fun.
But- so you will be human.
So you will recognize bearty.
So you will be sensitive.
So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world.
So you will have something to cling to.
So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good, in short
more life
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless we know how to live?

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