• Month: November 2017

    Work of Beginnings Founder Dr. Housman Published in Acclaimed Peer-Review Journal

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    “Neuroscientific advances demonstrate that the age range from zero to five years old represents a critical window for both learning and teaching, which must involve the development of emotional competence and the growth of self-regulation as a foundation for long-term academic, personal, and social success, promoting mental health and...
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  • Month: November 2017

    Assessing Social and Emotional Learning

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    Can we measure the growth of our students’ social and emotional learning skills? Our country’s K-12 principals suggest a resounding yes. According to a 2017 survey from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), over 80% of K-12...
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  • Month: November 2017

    A Toddler Teacher’s Reflection: By Susan B. Hughes

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    From the moment you enter the classroom, to the end of the day when you turn out the lights, our begin to…ECSEL teaching approach guides our day. When I enter the classroom to set it up for the morning, I am mindful of making sure that our teaching tools for emotional, cognitive and social development are ready for the day. I have learned how...

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  • Month: November 2017

    7 Steps to Successful Potty Training

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    You’ve determined your child is ready for potty-training, what do you do next? As a parent, you can help your child master this important milestone while making the process empowering for you both. “Children learn through observation, modeling, guidance,” says Beginnings Founder and clinical psychologist, Dr. Donna Housman. “How we...
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  • Month: November 2017

    Prepare Your Kids for Daylight Savings

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    With the approach of daylight savings, I always have a few parents reach out to me as to how best to handle the daylight shift. In my experience, I have found children’s adjustment often varies by age. The disruption to the young baby’s sleep schedule is worse than the disruption to older children’s who are sleeping through the...

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