We are a unique, results-driven, training and research institute for early childhood educators, caregivers and parents.
We provide early childhood education programs, training, and workshops that foster the development of young children's emotional, cognitive, and social early learning from birth. Through our evidence-based begin to ECSEL® approach, we provide the building blocks of emotional intelligence, moving the needle in young children's ability to learn, in school readiness, and in lifelong success.
Based on the latest research in neuroscience, child development and education, our approach helps young children develop core competencies such as empathy, initiative, emotional competence and self-regulation.
“When feelings are not managed or regulated well, thinking can be impaired; when the brain is dealing with unregulated emotion, it cannot learn.”– National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Dealing with the Facts and Fears during Times of Uncertainty: How to speak with your children to help calm their worries and fears during the COVID-19 crisisMar 31, 2020 | Dr. Donna Housman, Ed.D.
Housman Institute Founder Dr. Donna Housman, Ed.D. is a clinical psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and founder of Beginnings School and Child Development Center.
The Housman Institute is the leading provider of the begin to ECSEL® approach.
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