Our youngest learners have lived most of their lives during a time of disorder, uncertainty and unpredictability; not surprisingly, it has taken a toll
Having the skills to be aware of, manage and regulate emotions, and to deal effectively with stress and anxiety, is pivotal to learning. When our brains are cluttered with anxiety and emotion, those emotions can hijack our ability to focus, concentrate, take in information and grasp new concepts, preventing access to those important executive function skills central for learning.
What do we need to develop executive function skills? We need self-regulation.
At Housman Institute, we believe our role is to nurture the social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of all students and educators without bias. It is critical that every child feel recognized and validated from their earliest days—to understand that their voice matters, regardless of background or experience and is being heard. We listen to, respect and support the needs of our educators as we recognize their critical role in a child's emotional growth and development. Together we need to begin the important work to help all our children and educators, as we move toward a more equitable environment for early learning, setting the stage for the building blocks of empathy and conflict resolution, and a more equitable future for us all. To learn more about how our program works to address equity in early childhood school communities... visit here.