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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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    Summer Preview: Auction, Picnic, and Summer Explorations

    Jonathan Sommer       

    We've got summer on our minds; today's high temperature is forecasted to be 94 degrees, with some meteorologists saying that we could break the old record of 96 degrees! Today's outside time featured water play, and the children were thrilled- running, squealing, and having a wonderful time. Next week will feature our end of year picnic....

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    Going…Going…Gone!

    Jonathan Sommer       

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    Tomorrow is the last day to place bids in our Art Auction. These wonderful works were inspired by the masters and created by our own little artists. You can see each of the paintings by clicking here. Any (or all!) of them would make great additions to a play room, bedroom, or any family space in your home. Let's get the bidding started!!

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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 (flexibility, balance, relaxation, mind-body awareness) at such a young age. They learned the...

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    Beginnings School Art Auction

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Each classroom at Beginnings created their own impressions of different masterpieces and artistic styles using a variety of techniques, from squeeze bottles and sponges to their own feet.  Now we are auctioning off the pieces to our parents in a silent online auction from now until June 3rd.  Click here to enter the auction page and place...

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    “Goodbye Winter” Festival!

    Jonathan Sommer       

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    [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="591,540"] We had a blast hosting our “Goodbye Winter” Festival this past Saturday, March 3rd. Though the weather was rainy and cold, it did not deter families from flocking to this fun-filled event.  Close to one hundred families attended throughout the morning and early afternoon.

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    Love Is Not Enough When Emotions Run Hot: Secrets for Successful Parenting

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    What to do? What to think? How to feel? After a long day at the office, away from my child, it’s time to pick him up and finally have some ‘quality time’ together. I finally arrive at his school, enter his classroom to find him either immersed in some creative activity or busily engaged with another child. Looking forward to seeing him and...

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    Freedom To Choose…One Size Does Not Fit All

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Working mothers are happier and healthier than stay-at-home moms. Surprising?  This news is a recent finding released by the American Psychological Association (APA) based on research conducted through interviews with over 1,300 mothers. The research...

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    Toxic Stress in Children: Is There a Silver Lining?

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Last Sunday’s edition of The New York Times ran an article entitled “A Poverty Solution That Starts with a Hug”by Nicholas Kristof.  The article centers on the...

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