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Study shows begin to...ECSEL promotes emotional intelligence skills

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A new study from Housman Institute shows that begin to…ECSEL —an emotional, cognitive, and social early learning program for children from birth—quantifiably improves emotional competence, self-regulation, empathy and other critical emotional,...

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Why Beginnings is the Leader in Early Childhood Education

Elizabeth Wilcox

Thirty five years ago, just before Dr. Donna Housman founded Beginnings School and Child Development Center, the government produced a bleak report called “A Nation at Risk” on the future of U.S. Education. Last month, one of the country’s leading...

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Watch our video about our evidence-based program, begin to...ECSEL

Elizabeth Wilcox

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What is our evidence-based Begin to...ECSEL program?

Elizabeth Wilcox

Wondering what makes our school unique and our program so effective? Watch our video about our evidence-based emotional, cognitive and social early learning program, begin to...ECSEL. Learn why promoting emotional competence, self-regulation,...

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Dr. Housman Speaking at Harvard on the Importance of Promoting Emotional, Cognitive and Social Early Learning

Elizabeth Wilcox

Last May, Dr. Housman spoke at Harvard University's China Education Symposium on how to effectively promote early learning from birth and how the program she developed, begin to...ECSEL, strengthens foundational emotional, cognitive and social...

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One Teacher's Perspective on Teacher Training at Beginnings

Beginnings School and Child Development Center is unique for many reasons. Among those reasons is our unique, evidence-based begin to…ECSEL approach that has been shown to improve what is commonly referred to as Emotional Intelligence, what academia...

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Beginnings to China: An Early Learning, Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Elizabeth Wilcox

Growing awareness around the importance of integrating social, emotional and cognitive learning into early childhood education was evident on a recent trip to China by Beginnings School Founder and Housman Institute CEO, Dr. Donna Housman. Dr....

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How to Help Our Children and Ourselves Manage the Back-to-School Transition

Dr. Donna Housman

The start of school brings a lot of changes—new teachers, new schedules and new school challenges. With these changes often come excitement and joy, frequently paired with anxiety, worry and fear. As parents, we can help our children understand that...

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A Pre-Visit Prep Guide for Your Child Development Center Tour

Deciding on the right care for your child outside the home can be a very difficult decision. Scheduling a tour of nearby child development centers is a critical first step. To prepare for your visit, it can be beneficial to get a better sense of the...

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Teaching through Talking about Emotions at Beginnings

Susan Hughes

Using supportive emotional language in the classroom when a young child is in a heightened emotional state has many benefits, among them helping them to become emotionally intelligent. This so-called Causal Talk in the Emotional Experience (CTEE) is...

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Why Beginnings is the Leader in Early Childhood Education
Thirty five years ago, just before Dr. Donna Housman founded Beginnings School and Child...
Watch Our Video on Begin to...ECSEL
Learn more about our evidence-based emotional, cognitive and social early learning program, begin...
Beginnings to China: An Early Learning, Cross-Cultural Collaboration
In late September, Beginnings School founder and Housman Institute CEO Dr. Donna Housman visited...
Dr Housman Speaks at Harvard Graduate School
On Saturday, April 21, Beginnings School and Housman Institute Founder Dr. Donna Housman spoke on...
Why Begin to…ECSEL Supports the Growth of Emotional Intelligence
Beginnings School and Child Development Center is steeped in the knowledge that emotional...