EFC Calendar

2017-2018 Ethics for Children Calendar

September 2017
10 17  24
 EFC Starts EFC
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
 EFC
October 2017
1 8 15 22 29
 EFC
Yoga for all classes
EfC TAG SALE ( after Class)
No EFC
Indigenous Peoples Day (previously called Columbus Day)
 EFC
Plant Day
Ethical Ed Mtg.
(1-2 pm)
EFC EFC
November 2017
5 12 19 26
EFC EFC
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
EFC
Wampanoag
Ceremony
No EFC (Thanksgiving Break)
December 2017
3 10 17 24  31
EFC
Yoga for all classes
 EFC
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
EFC
Winter Solstice Ceremony
No EFC
(Winter Recess)
 No EFC
(Winter Recess)
January 2018
7 14 15 21 28
 EFC
Yoga for all classes
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
No EFC
(MLK Weekend)
Families Celebrate Africa Special Event EFC  EFC
February 2018
4 11 18 25
EFC
Yoga for all classes
EFC
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
No EFC
(Midwinter Recess)
No EFC
Midwinter Recess)
March 2018
4 11 18 25
EFC
Yoga for all classes
EFC
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
EFC EFC
April 2018
1 8 15 22 29

No EFC

(Spring Break)
No EFC
(Spring Break)
EFC EFC EFC
May 2018
6 13 20 28
 EFC
Yoga for all classes
EFC
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
EFC No EFC
(Memorial Day Weekend)
June 2018
3 10 17 24
 EFC
Yoga for all classes
EFC
Ethical Education Meeting – Parents welcome
(1-2 pm)
 EFC  Stepping Up Ceremony
Last EFC

Teachers

SIMBA YANGALA
Teacher for Exploring Ethics (ages 3-6)

simbaSimba was born in Zaire (currently the Democratic Republic of Congo). She is a performing artist, choreographer, playwright and educator. She studied Liberal Arts at LaGuardia Community College. She is the Artistic Director of her own performing arts company JungleDom Network.

Simba has over ten years of experience working with children in New York City and beyond. She has a special gift for empathizing with young children, imbuing them with confidence and teaching them about community. With her generous heart and enthusiasm for the arts she has already nurtured a generation of children through the Ethics for Children program.

STORÄE MICHELE
Teacher for Living Ethics (ages 7-9)

storäe michele, [known by her ancestors as Michele Stanback] is an artist, art therapist, eco-feminist, writer, director and educator of ten years. As an Interdisciplinary Masters of Divinity graduate of Union Theological Seminary, storäe infuses the arts into theological inquiries–exploring rituals, and breathing new life into sacred spaces for meaningful reflection.  Her first film [the listening heart], is performed with an amazing cast of incredible women of color, bringing to life an original story grounded in Mayan and Yoruba cosmologies.  Through embodied poetry, song and dance, she uplifts the feminine divine and investigates ways we communicate the meaning of love to our youth. storäe is committed to the sharing of these stories with women of color as subject—[re]mythologizing and unearthing the narratives of our ancestors. To learn more, please visit www.storemichele.com.

LEA BENDER
Teacher for Evolving Ethics (ages 10-12)

leaLea’s background in theater, creative writing, team-building and event production has informed her role as a teacher and program director. She has worked with diverse populations of children in a range of environments: from theater workshops to juvenile detention facilities.  Lea believes in the use of creativity and play to promote learning and personal development and to encourage new ways of interacting with our environment and communities. Lea encourages children to act on their convictions and use their voices in and out of class.  She brings her passion for environmental awareness, social justice and cultural understanding to her work on behalf of the Ethical Culture movement, whose message and actions couldn’t be more timely or important than right now.


TATY SENA
Education Director

TatyTaty was born in Brazil and has been a teacher and tutor for over 20 years in schools in Brazil and in NYC. Much of her work with kids over the past 20 years has revolved around developing projects to create positive change in local and international communities and to empower young people to understand how important their ideas and actions can be.

Taty has worked for a variety of different organizations, including Greenpeace and The New York International Fringe Festival. She has also taught martial arts, organized interfaith organizations to support educational and health projects in Uganda, Brazil, Tibet and Afghanistan, and has held a variety of technology jobs, ranging from web development to robotics.
Taty joined BSEC looking for a caring and engaged community for her own daughter Tahra, who is now a happy student of the youngest Ethics for Children classes.

The Ethics for Children Program

The Ethics for Children Program

Our Programs

Our Ethics for Children program provides a fun, focused learning environment for kids to explore topics that foster empathy, respect and a deeper understanding of self and others. These include: our relationship to the natural world, the diversity of world religions and philosophies, social justice and action, and peaceful problem solving.

The goal of Ethics for Children is to provide children with skills and knowledge to help them make ethical choices and learn to respect the inherent worth of every human being. We do not impose a fixed set of values or beliefs. Rather, we encourage children to respect and learn about themselves and their environment and to examine how their own ideas and actions impact the greater world.

 

The video below is from our Living Ethics end of year ceremony:

Exploring Ethics (ages 3-6)

This program is designed to provide a warm and caring environment for young children: a place they want to be. The curriculum for this group is play-based and encourages cooperation and respect for themselves and their classmates. Stories, games, art and free-play employ the senses, build cooperation and touch on themes such as nature, community, generosity and kindness.

Living Ethics (ages 7-9)

Our children continue to build on these foundations. This group will expand their sense of social responsibility and explore global ethical dilemmas. They will also explore the history of world religions as well as the Ethical Culture movement. The main goal for this age group is to examine their own beliefs in preparation for their Coming of Age year.

TEEN PROGRAMS 

Evolving Ethics (ages 10-12)

Our Evolving Ethics class provides a supportive space where teens develop good decision-making skills, caring relationships, and social responsibility. At our weekly meetings young teens experience belonging and community in a welcoming, action-oriented, and judgment-free environment. Through service-learning projects, visits from local artists and non-profit organizations, our group will explore how to be effective initiators and organizers of social change.  Students will have opportunities to share their work and their evolving understanding about what one needs to do to lead a meaningful life. Graduates can join the YES Program (Youth of Ethical) that is part of a national group of kids involved in Ethical Culture.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ETHICS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMS

Have any questiosn for us? Please send us a message and we will get back to you right away.:

Or call Taty Sena at 914 359-4243.