Time is not a renewable source, and we can’t recover the last 16 months. But going forward, we should invest in child care and early childhood education, not exclude it."
Dr. Housman's commentary on the importance of prioritizing early childhood education in federal and state relief budgets on WBUR's Cognoscenti stresses the need to focus dollars to: keep child care centers open, prioritize social and emotional learning and well-being, and support teachers through comprehensive training and continuous professional development to foster emotional intelligence from the earliest years and help eductaors to understand and manage their own stress, anxiety and frustration for their own personal and professional growth and satisfaction. Click below to read Dr. Housman's full commentary.
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.