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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.






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January 22, 2018

Tu B'Shevat Fun!

 Tu B' Shevat is the day we celebrate one of Gods's most special creations -- the tree-- and all the good we get from them. Here at the One One school, the children honor this "Birthday of the Trees" by going on nurture walks, playing outside in the open fields around the school, and creating beautiful art projects with natural items collected on their walks.













December 18, 2017

Children Around the World

The Shining Stars traveled the world with Ms. Lorraine. She introduced the children to various cultures by sharing her doll collection, dressing the children in traditional costumes, and having the children act out the biblical story "The Tower of Babel." The exciting event concluded with a "Peace Dance" to Israeli music.










November 2, 2017

Kindness to Animals

The Shining Stars kicked off our "Kindness to Animals" theme with fun and excitement in work and play. They carefully scratched cutout cardboard animals to make colorful ark decorations for our "Story of Noah" Kids Shabbat and then sailed away with animal puppets in the life-size boat. The children were especially eager to play in our "animal hospital." Acting as veterinarians, they examined actual animal ex-rays, used a real stethoscope, and among other caring activities, bathed, bandaged, and fed their pet animals - all with loving care!












September 29, 2017

September Fun


The Shining Stars were busy this month learning about the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The children made “Shanah Tovah,” (Happy New Year) cards and round challah covers as special family gifts for this joyous time. As it is a tradition to eat apples dipped in honey to start a sweet new year, apples were used as manipulatives for a variety of numeracy and literacy activities in the classroom. Yom Kippur values were imparted through books and discussions on the importance of saying “I’m sorry” and trying to find ways to be at our best.











August 25, 2017
Welcome to School

The Shining Stars began the school year "working" to learn classroom rules and routines and to build relationships with their new One School family members. The following photos
document the fruits of their "labor." 
































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