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Trick-or-Treat! Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween: Moderate and Set Limits

Dr. Donna Housman

Trick-or-treaters are just around the corner! Children and parents are planning their costume’s for tonight’s favorite Halloween ritual, trick-or-treating. As we send them around the neighborhood gathering their loot, we worry about the wear and...

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Here’s what’s cooking at Beginnings!

Dr. Donna Housman

We make it a priority to provide delicious and nutritious snacks for your children during the day. Those snacks taste better when they are picked fresh off trees by children and cooked up in the classroom! Recently, we traveled to Honey Pot Hill...

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Emotional Intelligence from the Beginning

Dr. Donna Housman

You may have read about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the news recently and thought, “That sounds familiar!” In fact, SEL has been roaming the halls of Beginnings School since it’s very beginning in 1985. Our teachers attend weekly clinical...

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Beginnings Graduates!

Jonathan Sommer

Our SPARK kindergarteners reached an important milestone this week, when they graduated! We were so happy to share this special time with them, and our Beginnings Families. The graduation ceremony featured songs that the children had learned, a...

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At Home and At School

Jonathan Sommer

  We had a great time at this year's annual end of the year picnic. It truly was a celebration of all the wonderful things that we've accomplished over the past year. Children have learned, grown, and found new friends- some of whom will last a...

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Summer Preview: Auction, Picnic, and Summer Explorations

Jonathan Sommer

We've got summer on our minds; today's high temperature is forecasted to be 94 degrees, with some meteorologists saying that we could break the old record of 96 degrees! Today's outside time featured water play, and the children were thrilled-...

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Going...Going...Gone!

Jonathan Sommer

Tomorrow is the last day to place bids in our Art Auction. These wonderful works were inspired by the masters and created by our own little artists. You can see each of the paintings by clicking here. Any (or all!) of them would make great additions...

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Rosebuds Take Yoga!

Jonathan Sommer

Our Rosebuds (1 and 2 year olds) enjoyed a great yoga class this week. Their instructor remarked about their ability to pay attention, and how hard they worked at each of their poses. We're so happy that they were able to learn the benefits of yoga...

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Beginnings School Art Auction

Jonathan Sommer

Each classroom at Beginnings created their own impressions of different masterpieces and artistic styles using a variety of techniques, from squeeze bottles and sponges to their own feet.  Now we are auctioning off the pieces to our parents in a...

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Fun Recipes from Beginnings' Classrooms

Jonathan Sommer

This month our teachers Karen from the Jr. K Moon room and Liz from the Star preschool room brought some fun recipes into the classrooms and the results were delicious! Moon Room Banana Bread 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup...

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In the News

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...