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Preventing the Spread of Germs

Dr. Donna Housman

As New England's brisk weather settles in during these late autumn months, we are reminded that the flu is nipping at our heels. Once you hear that first sneeze or cough in your child's classroom, you fear that your child will be the next to catch...

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Beginnings Graduates!

Jonathan Sommer

Our SPARK kindergarteners reached an important milestone this week, when they graduated! We were so happy to share this special time with them, and our Beginnings Families. The graduation ceremony featured songs that the children had learned, a...

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Rosebuds Take Yoga!

Jonathan Sommer

Our Rosebuds (1 and 2 year olds) enjoyed a great yoga class this week. Their instructor remarked about their ability to pay attention, and how hard they worked at each of their poses. We're so happy that they were able to learn the benefits of yoga...

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Protecting Our Children by Helping Them Feel Safe and Secure

Dr. Donna Housman

In light of the tragic event that has recently occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, as parents and teachers we are left with the most basic and fundamental question of how do we protect our children and help them feel...

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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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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...

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End of the Year Picnic!

Jonathan Sommer

  Despite the precarious weather conditions yesterday, the rain died down about an hour before the event and we were able to hold our annual End of the Year Picnic. Beginnings parents, teachers, and staff flocked to the school (many bearing treats)...

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Secrets to Success: Bedtime Belligerence

Dr. Donna Housman

I am continually impressed with how loving and dedicated most parents are in wanting to raise their children in the best possible fashion. Raising children is difficult, while raising healthy, socially aware, and well-behaved children is one of the...

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Secrets to Success: The Power of Imaginative Play

Dr. Donna Housman

Imaginative play increases a child’s concentration and attention span.  Researchers conducted a study to demonstrate that a child’s ability to control their impulses is much better when imagining a dramatic scene than a non-play situation.  When...

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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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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
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Beginnings to China: An Early Learning, Cross-Cultural Collaboration
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Dr Housman Speaks at Harvard Graduate School
On Saturday, April 21, Beginnings School and Housman Institute Founder Dr. Donna Housman spoke on...