Beginnings School and Child Development Center takes a distinctive and evidence-based approach to early childhood education and learning for children aged three months to six years old in a nurturing supportive environment that is open Monday through Friday from 7:45AM to 6:00PM daily.

Beginnings is far more than a daycare in Weston. Beginnings focuses on child development and it is the only early childhood school in the country that uses Emotional, Cognitive, Social Early Learning (ECSEL). Developed by Dr. Donna Housman Ed.D., the ECSEL approach (Begin to ECSEL™) is grounded in research showing that children who start developing the building blocks of emotional intelligence from birth are much more likely to succeed academically, socially, personally and professionally throughout their life.

Education Is Not the Learning of Facts but the Training of the Mind to Think

- Albert Einstein


Climb, Crawl, Dig, Roll, Run, Skip And Swing!

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Wildlife Sanctuary

Ladybugs, Butterflies and Birds, Oh My!

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Children’s Garden

I Grew That!

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Gross Motor Room

Get Those Muscles Moving.

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Dr. Donna Housman, CEO & Founder

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.

Our Approach

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 approach, Begin to ECSEL (Emotional Cognitive Social Early Learning).

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How to Deal With Your Child’s Tantrum

  • 28 Nov 2016
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We’ve all been there – you’re in public and suddenly your child becomes uncontrollable. People are staring, store managers are whispering, and flight attendants are being complained to. What can be done? When people see an unruly child, the general response may be: “That kid is a brat” or “Lazy parents, why don’t they...

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