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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 10, 2014

Sukkah Celebrations

At the Sukkah celebration, our children decorated
fall pumpkins and decorated the Sukkah

Sukkot is named after the booths or huts in which Jews are suppose to dwell during the week-long celebration.  Sukkot came to commemorate the wanderings of the Israelites in the desert after the relevation of Mount Sinai, with the huts representing the temporary shelters the Israelites lived in during those forty years.
The Sukkah is a filmsy structure with at least three sides, whose roof is made of thatch or branches, which provides some shade and protection from the sun, but allows the stars to be seen at night.  It is traditional to gaily decorate the sukkah and to spend as much time in it as possible.  Weather permitting, meals are eaten in the sukkah, and the hardier among us may also elect to sleep in the Sukkah.  It is traditional to welcome guests into the Sukkah.

Sukkot decorations 

Our Sukkah

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