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Week of the Young Child

Jonathan Sommer

This week Beginnings School is celebrating the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  The purpose of the event is to focus public attention on the needs of...

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Preschool Newton, Kindergarten Newton, Kindergarten Weston, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Open House

Jonathan Sommer

Beginnings School will be holding an Open House from Monday, April 23rd- Thursday, April 26th, from 9-11am.  Please drop by and meet our staff, tour the facility, and get to know the school.

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Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Preschool Newton, Limit Setting, Preschool Wellesley, Preschool Weston

Secrets to Success: Limit Setting

Dr. Donna Housman

Your child comes to you, right before dinner and excitedly asks, “Can I have one cookie please? “.  You respond, “No sweetie, not before dinner” and she asks, starting to become defiant “Why not?  Just one!?” and you stay strong and respond with...

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Preschool Newton, bullying, Kindergarten Newton, Kindergarten Weston, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Stop Bullying Before it Starts: Arming Children with Emotional Intelligence

Jonathan Sommer

To follow-up and continue the important conversation that was started at the "Bully" advanced screening, Dr Donna Housman will be holding a seminar to delve deeper into the topic of bullying and what can be done to stop it once and for all. The...

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Preschool Newton, Bully, Kindergarten Newton, Kindergarten Weston, Preschool Weston, School Happenings

Special Prescreening of "Bully"

Jonathan Sommer

Special Prescreening of "Bully" We are pleased to announce that Dr. Donna Housman, Founder and Executive Director of Beginnings will be hosting a prescreening of the acclaimed "Bully" documentary followed by an informed Q&A discussion. Dr. Housman...

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Dinner with My Special Person

This week we celebrated Beginnings School’s annual Dinner with My Special Person.  Children had the opportunity to choose whom they wanted to invite to this annual event.  The children carefully handcrafted a personal invitation to their guest. For...

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Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Preschool Newton, Childcare Newton, Childcare Weston, Preschool Weston, Tantrums

Secrets to Success: Temper Tantrums

Dr. Donna Housman

It’s the end of the day and you’ve been at the playground with your child having a great time.  Thinking ahead to baths and dinner, you realize it is time to go home and your child is probably getting tired and maybe even a little cranky.  You start...

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

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"Goodbye Winter" Festival!

Jonathan Sommer

We had a blast hosting our “Goodbye Winter” Festival this past Saturday, March 3rd. Though the weather was rainy and cold, it did not deter families from flocking to this fun-filled event.  Close to one hundred families attended throughout the...

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Secrets to Success: Arrivals and Reunions

Dr. Donna Housman

One of the main tensions that is created is due to the fact that many parents are in a rush to pick up their children, get them out of their school, and go off to spend 'quality time' with them. These feelings, a combination of excitement and...

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Parenting, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Emotional Intelligence, Preschool Newton, Beginnings School Newton, Beginnings School Weston, Preschool Weston

Love Is Not Enough When Emotions Run Hot: Secrets for Successful Parenting

Dr. Donna Housman

What to do? What to think? How to feel? After a long day at the office, away from my child, it’s time to pick him up and finally have some ‘quality time’ together. I finally arrive at his school, enter his classroom to find him either immersed in...

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In the News

Managing the Disappointment of Perceived Failure and Other Critical Skills
At Beginnings, we accept feelings of failure and frustration. We acknowledge that children are...
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...