Early childhood education

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School Tour Clues to a Quality Early Childhood Center

Anna Manassah

Your school tour is a very important assessment tool in identifying the right early childhood environment for your child. As a long-time teacher, administrator, lower school coordinator, and mother to a one-year old son, I have given a lot of...

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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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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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Promoting Young Children’s Mental Health

Elizabeth Wilcox

May is Mental Health Month and much attention is being put toward our country’s children who in any given year, says the CDC, show signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder at a rate of one in five. Less clear is the incidence of mental health...

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Why Teaching Emotional Competence to Young Children Matters So Much

Dr. Donna Housman

In December, Nobel Laureate in Economics and University of Chicago Professor James Heckman released another report evidencing that quality early childhood education provides persistent boosts in socio-emotional skills and that socio-emotional skills...

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Why Creative Play Matters

Dr. Donna Housman

I just read an interesting piece in The Atlantic that stressed the importance of creative play. The article includes an interview with psychology professor and writer Alison Gopnik about her latest book The Gardener and the Carpenter that argues...

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Closing the Achievement Gap through High-Quality Early Education

Dr. Donna Housman

“Ensuring that all children are entering kindergarten with the foundational academic skills they need to succeed is a major priority for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners alike. Early childhood education programs show promise toward this...

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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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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...