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    Day Care Center vs. Child Development Center

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    We all want what is best for our children. We also know that the first years of a child’s life provide a critical foundation for a child’s long-term success and well-being. Not only is brain development most rapid and significant in the early years with an estimated 90% of growth achieved by age three, but the caregiver plays a pivotal role in...

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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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    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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    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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    Beginnings’ Annual Book Fair

    Jonathan Sommer       

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    Beginnings' Parent Association will be sponsoring an annual Book Fair on Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday November 8th from 8:00AM- 9:30AM, 11:30-12:30PM, and 3:30-4:30PM.

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    Beginnings School’s Fall Festival

    Jonathan Sommer       

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    Attention everyone! Join us for our Fall Festival Saturday, October 27th from 10:00am-12:00pm. There will be a costume parade, magic show, pumpkin bowling, a pie contest, and more! It's a perfect time for those of you who have never visited us before to see the school, speak with our parents, and learn more about us!

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    Secrets to Success: Loving without Spoiling

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    All children develop in the context of a relationship, what we as parents do, teach and expect are critical in what are children learn.  Given kids learn through imitation, observation, guidance, coaching and contingent reactions -  what we say AND what we do are both instrumental in what are kids become with regard to their character and moral...

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    Season for Learning and Play

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    While parents know how to keep their children’s education on track during the school year, they struggle with how they should continue to promote learning during the summertime. According to an article written by Dr. Donna Housman in The Metrowest Daily News, “Emotional, social, and creative skills – often acquired outside the classroom –...

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