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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.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Benefits of Boredom- Please Read

Benefits of Boredom
February 26, 2014

"Hail wasted moments of doing nothing — imagination's playground," asserts Peter Bregman in Psychology Today (May 2013). He talks about when you are bored: "The mind in this state has no particular aim. It's not efficient or directed. It revisits experiences, scans for opportunities, plays with problems — and that's when creativity comes alive. These days, we rarely reach the point of boredom, thanks to gadgets and anytime, anywhere entertainment. Occupying our brains is too easy — and that's killing our creativity. "When was the last time you rode an elevator and didn't pull out your phone? Every free moment has become an opportunity to get something done, or at least to be entertained. But doing nothing, being bored, is a precious thing. My best ideas come when I'm running without my iPod, simply sitting, or waiting for someone, or lying in bed before I go to sleep. These 'wasted' moments are the ones in which we most often unconsciously connect the dots."

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