BEGINNINGS BLOG

LATEST ENTRIES

Early Childhood Education, Foreign Languages, Best Preschools Newton, Childcare Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Preschools Newton, School Happenings

Beginnings Encourages Foreign Language Learning

Jonathan Sommer

At Beginnings School we encourage our students to learn about other languages and cultures.  Since many of our families are international and speak languages other than English at home, we like to incorporate basic words into the classroom and...

Tags: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Languages, Best Preschools Newton, Childcare Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Preschools Newton, School Happenings

Read More+
Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Preschool Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Kindergarten Weston, Preschool Weston

Secrets to Success: Truth or Consequences

Dr. Donna Housman

Parent’s Question: Yesterday I had a really terrible day at work and when I went to pick up my 5-year-old daughter from school she was so excited to see me she came running with a huge smile and open arms.  I wanted to just forget about my day and...

Tags: Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Preschool Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Kindergarten Weston, Preschool Weston

Read More+
Preschool Newton, book fair, Childcare Newton, Childcare Weston, literacy, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Beginnings' Annual Book Fair

Jonathan Sommer

Beginnings' Parent Association will be sponsoring an annual Book Fair on Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday November 8th from 8:00AM- 9:30AM, 11:30-12:30PM, and 3:30-4:30PM.

Tags: Preschool Newton, book fair, Childcare Newton, Childcare Weston, literacy, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Read More+
Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Preschool Newton, Childcare Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Sibling Rivalry

Secrets to Success: Sibling Rivalry

Dr. Donna Housman

Parent's Question: I have been noticing that my 4 year old daughter gets jealous whenever I spend time alone with my 2 year old toddler.  For example, at bedtime, I try to put my toddler to sleep before my 4 year old, so I take him upstairs with the...

Tags: Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Preschool Newton, Childcare Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Sibling Rivalry

Read More+
Fall Festival, Best Preschools Newton, Best Preschools Weston, Childcare Wellesley, Childcare Weston, Kindergarten Kindergarten Weston, Kindergarten Wellesley, Preschools Wellesley, School Happenings

Beginnings School's Fall Festival

Jonathan Sommer

Attention everyone! Join us for our Fall Festival Saturday, October 27th from 10:00am-12:00pm. There will be a costume parade, magic show, pumpkin bowling, a pie contest, and more! It's a perfect time for those of you who have never visited us...

Tags: Fall Festival, Best Preschools Newton, Best Preschools Weston, Childcare Wellesley, Childcare Weston, Kindergarten Kindergarten Weston, Kindergarten Wellesley, Preschools Wellesley, School Happenings

Read More+
Op-Ed, Beginnings School Weston, Best Kindergartens Newton, Preschools Newton, Preschools Weston

Teach Instead of Test

Dr. Donna Housman

Recently I read an article in the Boston Globe, “What to Test Instead” (Ideas, September 16), which I found to be a thought-provoking piece really highlighting what is critical in educating our children. The ability to create, collaborate and...

Tags: Op-Ed, Beginnings School Weston, Best Kindergartens Newton, Preschools Newton, Preschools Weston

Read More+
School Happenings, Untagged

Beginnings School's SPARK Kindergarten Program in the Weston Town Crier!

Jonathan Sommer

Beginnings School's SPARK Kindergarten class was highlighted this week in the Weston Town Crier in an article entitled: "Kindergartners Learn to Make Peace in SPARK Program".  Click on the image to read the full article.    

Tags: School Happenings, Untagged

Read More+
Preschool Newton, Best Kindergartens Newton, Best Kindergartens Weston, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

SPARK Sr. Kindergarten Open House

Jonathan Sommer

Beginnings School will be holding a SPARK Sr. Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday October 2nd in the evening from 5:30-6:30pm.  SPARK is a full-time certified Senior Kindergarten Program emphasizing emotional intelligence and creative play as primary...

Tags: Preschool Newton, Best Kindergartens Newton, Best Kindergartens Weston, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Read More+
Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Best Kindergarten Newton, Best Preschools Weston, Childcare Newton, Childcare Weston

Secrets to Success: Loving without Spoiling

Dr. Donna Housman

All children develop in the context of a relationship, what we as parents do, teach and expect are critical in what are children learn.  Given kids learn through imitation, observation, guidance, coaching and contingent reactions -  what we say AND...

Tags: Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Best Kindergarten Newton, Best Preschools Weston, Childcare Newton, Childcare Weston

Read More+
Preschool Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Kindergarten Weston, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Camping in the Desert: An Original Play Written and Acted by the Adventurers

Jonathan Sommer

Last week the kids from the Adventurers Class performed Camping in the Desert.  The children wrote the play themselves and parents were invited to see the show.  A lot of work was put into the show and nerves were high but when the curtain rose the...

Tags: Preschool Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Kindergarten Weston, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Read More+

In the News

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...
A Tribute to Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
Reading to children at night, responding to their smiles with a smile, returning their...
Day Care Center vs. Child Development Center
We all want what is best for our children. We also know that the first years of a child’s life...
Building Blocks at Beginnings
We were very much struck by this recent article in Forbes Magazine that addressed how people with...