Dr. Donna Housman is Founder of Beginnings and a clinical psychologist. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology from Boston University and is Assistant Clinical Professor at the B.U. School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry.
Beginnings School is an early childhood development center, which takes a distinctive and evidence-based approach to early childhood education and learning.
Beginnings is the only school in the country that uses the ECSEL method, an innovative curriculum developed by Dr. Donna Housman, based on emotional foundations of learning and cognition. The Emotional, Cognitive, Social Early Learning (ECSEL) curriculum is grounded in research showing that children who learn the building blocks of emotional intelligence between ages 0-3 are much more likely to succeed academically, socially, personally and professionally throughout their lifetimes.
Education Is Not the Learning of Facts but the Training of the Mind to Think- Albert Einstein
Beginnings School has integrated proven principles of teaching emotional competencies, strong social skills, and self-regulation into the development and learning process through a unique curriculum called ECSEL (Emotional Cognitive Social Early Learning).
It's Not Just About Grit
- 6 Jul 2016
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Grit is important. Perseverance, effort, the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down—these traits matter. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” “No one ever scored a goal without taking a shot.” “Success is dependent on effort.” Pick your adage, the message remains the same: effort brings...Read more+
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