Meeting Children's Needs

Origins Learning Community was founded in 2019 by parents, teachers, childcare providers, and trainers in the Houston, Texas area. After getting to know many childcare teachers and parents in the Houston community and hearing stories about the social and emotional struggles their children were facing, we created programs to guide children and the adults in their lives to gain important skills to manage stress, express emotion, connect with others, and make responsible decisions. By doing this, children's behavior issues improve, they develop healthy self-esteem, reduce their stress, and feel motivated to take on challenges they face in school and the community.

Research has continually shown since 2005 that somewhere around 50,000 preschoolers are kicked out of child care each year because of behavior concerns. That is roughly 137 children a day. Some studies say this number is even higher! These children have so much to offer their communities, but struggle to reach their full potential because of lack of social-emotional support. With community support, we can give adults in their lives the skills to advocate for and support them, helping them perform better in school and become compassionate and successful members of our community.

We would love your support. There are a number of ways you can help us:

  • Sign up for a training or workshop, depending on your needs.

  • We are always looking for Texas state-registered trainers to join our team!

  • Volunteer your time supporting one of our wonderful trainers during workshops or teacher trainings.

  • Click on the Donate button at the bottom of this page and consider donating to any one of our programs that we offer. Many of the families and teachers we work with are low income and could not normally afford services that we provide. Our programs are voluntarily created by trainers in the low-income bracket who could also use your support. Thank you for your consideration.

Supporting Anti-Bias Practices in Our Community

Non- Discrimination Policy

Origins Learning Community is a diverse group of parents, community members, and early childhood educators that embraces diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability. All are supported.

Working Towards Transformative SEL Practices and Anti-Bias Teachings in Our Communities

We are dedicated to supporting the position statements from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (https://www.naeyc.org/resources/position-statements). We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other organizations in our community helping us work toward transformative SEL practices and anti-bias teachings in our communities to support our young children, their cultural identities, and their cultural heritage.