According to research, social competence in kindergarten is a predictor for adult wellness, such as graduation rate, crime, and drug use. A child's earliest years are a critical period for the development of the building blocks of emotional intelligence such as:
According to the evidence, children learn through observation. By first supporting the socializer's mental health, and teaching them to actively model emotional competence, they will in turn better support the children around them
Research suggests that Causal Talk and other techniques used in Housman Institute's training, curriculum, and tools can help prepare children before they are in a heated emotional moment.
Executive-Fuction Skills are our ability to problem-solve, think, and focus, and is one of the most important factors in learning. Children cannot learn if they aren't first about the regulate their emotions. Children who participated in programs using the begin to ECSEL approach outperformed their peers in executive function.
Research should be replicable. Housman Institute's training, curriculum, and tools are based on the begin to ECSEL® approach, which has been peer-reviewed and published in academic journals such as:
The begin to ECSEL® approach used in the research backing Housman Institute's training, curriculum, and tools started in 1985. The participants who are now adults can speak to the efficacy and success of the approach.