• Month: June 2016

    NYT David Brooks Stresses Teaching Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    I was delighted last week to read “The Building Blocks of Learning” by New York Times OpEd columnist David Brooks in which he noted that the most important education environment is the one that surrounds children in the first five years, “when the...
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  • Month: June 2016

    The Need for Early Childhood Teacher Training

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    I had the honor of running a workshop last week for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) at their annual professional development conference on the topic of training educators to teach self-regulation and the building blocks of emotional intelligence. The workshop underscored both...
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  • Month: June 2016

    Red Nose Day Fun-Raiser at Beginnings

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Beginnings children recently provided more than their two cents in worldwide efforts to help children who need it most. The “Spark Room" purchased red noses for children to wear and bring home as part of the “Fun-Raiser” to provide children-in-need with basic necessities, such as meals, medicine, shelter, books, and glasses. "Red Nose...

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