Our Approach

Our Approach

Beginnings School has integrated proven principles of teaching emotional competencies, strong social skills, and self-regulation into the development and learning process through a unique approach called begin to ECSEL™ (Emotional Cognitive Social Early Learning).

"Emotions are our universal first language, and developing strong emotional and interpersonal skills forms the basis for all other academic skill development later on." - Dr. Donna Housman

Learning requires children to pay attention, be patient, persist, persevere, face their mistakes, and remain focused, especially when frustrated. Each of these skills is rooted in children’s ability to understand, control and manage their own emotions and effectively deal with those of others.

"When children are better able to manage intense emotions including stress and anxiety, their brain’s resources are better able to perform intensive critical thinking tasks of listening, concentrating and problem solving – essential skills for learning." - Dr. Donna Housman