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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, October 4, 2013

Helping Your Child Take Responsibility presented by Ginny Luther

Quoted from Ginny Luther's Newsletter

Routine is really the core of safety for all of us. We love to predict what is going to happen next because it helps us to feel more in control of our path. We can plan better and get more accomplished. As adults we rely on these daily from making lists to help remind us to using a GPS to guide us. We like to KNOW what is going to happen next. It helps us feels secure.
          Routines are important for children as well: especially young children who do not have mature self-talk that allows them to "think ahead" or predict the outcome of their choices. Toddlers are totally in the moment shifting from activity to activity needing on-the-spot redirection to help them stay on course. Four-year-olds make pictures in their heads that they talk out loud and of course they talk incessantly. They do not have much forethought in what to keep silent in their heads and what they can blurt out to others. Sometimes what comes out of their mouths is darn right scary.

Ginny Luther shared with us at our Parent Round Table Oct 2,

Emotions are critical for learning.  We are not in control of our child’s emotional responses.  Kids react in the moment.  Most of us parent out of guilt and based on how we were raised.
If we let them know what we want from them rather then what we don’t want they have a picture of a goal and are set up to succeed.  Whatever you focus on they will value.

Kids respond to your intent and energy.  Empathy is the key to communication.  This is when you can see and feel another’s point of view. 

It is so important to understand why children react in different situations.  We were so fortunate to have Ginny Luther, CCDI, LGA
Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor and Loving Guidance Associate  talk to us about the right way to discipline.  Interested in more information, please let our office know!

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