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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, April 18, 2014

Week of the Young Child

In honor of the of Week of the Young Child, I wanted to write about the importance of choosing the best environment for your child!
The intangibles in the Early Childhood Classroom
The early years are such formative years when attitudes are being created, when habits are taking shape, and when thoughts are being crystallized.  This is when the very essence of each child is coming into being.  These are the intangibles that we may look for within early childhood settings
An overarching belief for educators of young children is to foster a zest for learning, to cultivate an ongoing curiousity about the world we live in.  We are calling for all classrooms, no matter what their level of sophistication, to be vessels of interest, and challenge in which young minds and bodies have the freedom to explore new areas of thought and experience.  To seek the following intangibles,
Here is where:
The training and skill of teachers come into play
The importance of observation and understanding are the guiding forces in choosing what is offered to the children on a daily basis
Teachers design curriculum based on the understanding of each child on a very personal level, along with his developmental needs
Teachers are aware of all the strengths, weaknesses, and dreams that each child holds!
Please make sure you check at our literacy week in honor of the Week of the Young Child on our bulletin boards and in our classrooms!
Each class read favorite books from on author and voted on the book they enjoyed most!

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