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Stop Bullying Before it Starts by Arming Our Children with Emotional Intelligence

Jonathan Sommer

The fight against bullying starts with us but in order to effectively guide our children we must have the tools needed for success. This seminar will delve into the concept of emotional intelligence and how, when taught to children from a very young...

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Get Helpful Child Education Tips By Taking A Look At These Links

Jonathan Sommer

Find more suggestions for helping your child develop a passion for learning by checking out these resources: * Discover more suggestions that can help your child learn to love reading on this page from FamilyEducation.com . * Take a closer look at...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.    

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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...

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In the News

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...
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...