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Why Beginnings is the Leader in Early Childhood Education

Elizabeth Wilcox

Thirty five years ago, just before Dr. Donna Housman founded Beginnings School and Child Development Center, the government produced a bleak report called “A Nation at Risk” on the future of U.S. Education. Last month, one of the country’s leading...

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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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Beginnings to China: An Early Learning, Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Elizabeth Wilcox

Growing awareness around the importance of integrating social, emotional and cognitive learning into early childhood education was evident on a recent trip to China by Beginnings School Founder and Housman Institute CEO, Dr. Donna Housman. Dr....

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How to Help Our Children and Ourselves Manage the Back-to-School Transition

Dr. Donna Housman

The start of school brings a lot of changes—new teachers, new schedules and new school challenges. With these changes often come excitement and joy, frequently paired with anxiety, worry and fear. As parents, we can help our children understand that...

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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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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...
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...