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Early Childhood Center

Update on Our Search for Fairmount Temple Director of Lifelong Learning

Posted on February 2, 2015

The blog post below describes an update from our lifelong learning chairperson Jordan Katz about the progress made in our search at Fairmount Temple for a Director of Lifelong Learning. You may comment below if you would like to share a thought or question. Or you may also contact us directly, Jordan Katz at ACFT.LLC@gmail.com, or Rabbi Continue Reading »

Toddler Tantrums

Posted on February 21, 2014

If you have a child between the ages of 18 months and three years, chances are that you’ve experienced a fall to the ground, fist banging, screaming, feet kicking, full blown tantrum. Of course every child is different.  If you are really lucky, maybe your child skips this phase, though I will warn you that Continue Reading »

I’m Worried about My Child’s Speech, Should I Be?

Posted on October 9, 2013

This article is from Gooseling Parenting Blog (www.gooseling.com) We thought this would be of great interest to our parents. – By Jennifer Katz, MS, CCC-SLPA question I hear over and over is, “how do I know if my child needs speech therapy?” My first response is to determine if a speech and language assessment is Continue Reading »

Laughter and Humor – Not Just Kids Stuff

Posted on May 17, 2013

In his article “Laughter and Humor – Not Just Kids Stuff,” Jodn Morreall made this observation:             “Humor is an integral part of young children’s play, as it is of human play generally.  When children are feeling secure and happy with other children, or with adults, laughter is the most natural sound.  According to a Continue Reading »

Play = Learning

Posted on October 19, 2012

Next time you see your child deeply engrossed in creative play, step back and try to understand that play is far more than it appears to be.  Your child is deeply engrossed in learning.  Why not take a break and try it out.  You might find that you are just a bit more relaxed and Continue Reading »

Sleep Rules- “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child”

Posted on September 6, 2012

I just received an excerpt from an article written by Dr. Marc Weissbluth’s book, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.  In it he outlines several different methods to help you and your child get a good night’s sleep.  I will pass on other ideas as the year goes on: “Sleep Rules” are a strategy Dr. Weissbluth Continue Reading »

In anticipation of fall at the ECC…

Posted on July 26, 2012

Summer camp has come to an end.  And a happy summer we had.  The heat was sometimes a bit difficult to deal with.  But, beyond that, everyone had a wonderful time.  The campers were full of smiles, the volunteers made new friends and the teachers all taught, water-played, laughed and sweat! The flowers are calling Continue Reading »

Reading to your child

Posted on June 18, 2012

I found some notes that I have from a few years back.  Amazing how these statistics are still pertinent today!  I thought I would share them with you.  I hope you find this information as fascinating and eye-opening as I did: Children need to be read to for at least 1000 hours before the age Continue Reading »

Exalted Moments

Posted on June 4, 2012

President Obama last week gave out 13 medals of honor, the highest award he has it in his power to grant: to folks whose contributions range from efforts for peaceful co-existence in the Middle East, music that has touched generations and cultures around the world, leading collegiate athletics with distinction and integrity and many others. A Continue Reading »

How children learn

Posted on May 30, 2012

I was doing some research and tripped upon an article about a book that addresses the optimum way a young child should learn.  The book was published in 2010, so the theories and research is still very relevant.   I chose to share this little piece of the article with you.  I will be sharing more Continue Reading »