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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, December 6, 2013

Mazel is Here

Mazel, the dog from the book Shabbat Puppy by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Jaime Zollars is visiting our school for the month of December.  Each day he becomes part of our classrooms and participates in our activities and of course celebrates Shabbat with us.  Mazel brings many Jewish values to life as we read the book, Shabbat Puppy. In this book, Noah and his Grandpa take a walk every Shabbat and look for Shabbat Shalom, or Shabbath peace.  Noah wants to bring Mazel along on the walk but Grandpa thinks Mazel will disturb their Shabbat Shalom.  On their Shabbat walks they experience the remembering and observing of the Shabbath day, they participate in the value of shalom bayit (peace in the home) and they feel the awe and wonder of creation all around them on their walks together (appreciating God's creations). I hope you have a chance to read this delightful story and enjoy some of the simple, but important lesson in this book.  We are!!!!

Thank you to Friedman's CJE and PJ Library for sponsoring the Shabbat Puppy program

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