In response to today’s Boston Globe article “For Many, 'Mean Girl' Practice Starts Early”, Dr. Donna Housman of Beginnings Child Development Center in Weston reminds parents and educators of the importance of fostering emotional intelligence in children, listening and responding to their thoughts and feelings in their daily lives.
Beginnings Child Development Center earned its reaccreditation from NAEYC – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Dr. Donna Housman, Founder and Executive Director of Beginnings. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible.” Download NAEYC Press Release
Dr. Donna Housman's response to the proposed anti-bullying legislation, a letter entitled Bullying: a Prescription for Prevention, appeared in The Boston Sunday Globe editorial section on Sunday, Nov. 22nd. In addition, Dr. Housman was asked to address this important topic during an interview with WBZ News Radio reporter Amy Cherry which aired the same day. As always, we are interested in hearing your thoughts and comments about issues that affect children and families.
On October 24, 2009, Beginnings announced the introduction of a new, full-day Senior Kindergarten. The program, which will focus on developing students' Social/Emotional Intelligence, Creative Play, Art Appreciation, Readiness Skills, and Kinesthetic Learning, is known as "SPARK". Children age five as of September 1st will have the opportunity to enroll in the Senior Kindergarten program which will begin in September 2010.