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    Beginnings Families Share the Holiday Spirit of Giving

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Families from Beginnings School and Child Development Center participated in the annual “Christmas in the City” holiday gift drive. Each year, Christmas in the City organizes a holiday celebration for thousands of Boston-area kids and their families who are...

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    Red Nose Day Fun-Raiser at Beginnings

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Beginnings children recently provided more than their two cents in worldwide efforts to help children who need it most. The “Spark Room" purchased red noses for children to wear and bring home as part of the “Fun-Raiser” to provide children-in-need with basic necessities, such as meals, medicine, shelter, books, and glasses. "Red Nose...

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    The Winter Festival is around the corner!

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    We're excited to be hosting our third annual Winter Festival here at Beginnings School on Saturday, February 8th. I hope you'll all come and join us for the event – it’ll be a great time, with science fun, animals to meet, and (if forecasts are right) snow to play in as well! We're excited to invite all of our Beginnings families, and others...
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    Limits in the Cereal Aisle: Coco Puffs vs. Cheerios

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    We’ve all been there. Those awkward few moments when you know your child’s emotions are about to run hot in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. You, wise and sensible parent, are choosing to bring home the healthy choice, but your toddler has already eyed the sugar coated and chocolate filled cereal that will harm your angel’s newly...
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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 the bug. The truth is that germs spread in preschool just as quickly as they do in a petri...

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    Trick-or-Treat! Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween: Moderate and Set Limits

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Trick-or-treaters are just around the corner! Children and parents are planning their costume’s for tonight’s favorite Halloween ritual, trick-or-treating. As we send them around the neighborhood gathering their loot, we worry about the wear and tear sugary treats will put on their newly formed teeth, precious tummies and limitless amounts...
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    Here’s what’s cooking at Beginnings!

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    We make it a priority to provide delicious and nutritious snacks for your children during the day. Those snacks taste better when they are picked fresh off trees by children and cooked up in the classroom! Recently, we traveled to Honey Pot Hill Orchards for a school-wide field...
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    Emotional Intelligence from the Beginning

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    You may have read about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the news recently and thought, “That sounds familiar!” In fact, SEL has been roaming the halls of Beginnings School since it’s very beginning in 1985. Our teachers attend weekly clinical trainings, conducted by founder and clinical psychologist, Dr. Donna Housman, in order to utilize...

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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 recap of the year from their teacher Angela, and (of course!) diplomas!! Families and children alike...

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    At Home and At School

    Jonathan Sommer       

      We had a great time at this year's annual end of the year picnic. It truly was a celebration of all the wonderful things that we've accomplished over the past year. Children have learned, grown, and found new friends- some of whom will last a lifetime. Whether this year was your first at Beginnings, or if this year marks your child's...

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