Early childhood education

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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...

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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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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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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...