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The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight

Monday, June 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight

Presented by Dr. Donna Housman, CEO, Housman Institute

Sponsored by Housman Institute

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As we emerge from this overwhelming year, are we equipped to handle the impact of this tumultuous time? We need to deal with the trauma that isolation, loneliness, depression, and anxiety have left us with. While we have to confront children’s learning loss, we cannot do that if we do not first focus on their emotional well-being and our own. We have a burgeoning new pandemic—mental health. How do we stem the tide? It starts with you!

Join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to support our youngest learners (ages zero to eight) and ourselves as we head into a new normal. In this empowering edWebinar, we will:

  • Discover how laying the foundation of emotional intelligence from the earliest years is key for every child’s well-being
  • Understand that the years from zero to eight provide an unparalleled opportunity
  • Learn why self-regulation matters
  • Look at the impact emotions have on learning, behavior and relationships
  • Realize the critical need for educators to understand and manage their own emotions first

More than ever, we need to harness the opportunity to help children in the earliest years build an emotional toolkit for lifelong learning, mental health, and success. This edWebinar will be of interest to educators, school psychologists, support staff, and anyone who works with children from birth to age eight and is interested in child development. 


Donna HousmanAbout the Presenter

Donna Housman, Ed.D. has over 35 years’ experience as a psychologist in the field of child development and early childhood education. She founded the Beginnings Child Development Center and Housman Institute, both based on emotional foundations of learning and cognition. Dr. Housman is the creator of Housman Institute’s flagship program, the evidence-based emotional, cognitive, and social early learning program begin to ECSEL™ that is detailed in her article in the International Journal of Education Policy as well as her co-authored article on begin to ECSEL in the International Journal of Emotional Education.

Dr. Housman is an active speaker having presented to the American Education Research Association (AERA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Zero to Three, and Harvard China Education Symposium, among many others. Dr. Housman is a founding executive board member of the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health, a subchapter of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. She is also a member of the Children’s Health Task Force, Coalition of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and serves on the board of the New England Center for Children (NECC).


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Housman InstituteFounded by Donna Housman, Ed.D., Housman Institute is an early childhood training, research, and advocacy organization that seeks to provide the building blocks of emotional intelligence for lifelong learning and success. Our evidence-based program is education for character and moral development by building self-regulation, empathy, and emotional competencies.

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Monday, June 7, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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