A loving, supportive environment for the youngest students who are learning to separate from their caregivers, often for the first time.
This is our program schedule for the 2016-2017 school year:
AGES: Children must be 2 years, 9 month by September 1st
SCHEDULE: Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am–12:00pm. Children may enroll in both programs for a 5 day a week experience. Optional Lunch Bunch Monday-Thursday12–1pm
CLASS SIZE: maximum 14 children
The Honeybees begin their day with play time in the upper and lower yards, encouraging opportunities to develop gross motor skills using bikes, blue building blocks, and balls. Gardening, and dramatic play are also available. Following a cooperative clean up time, the children gather inside for Circle, which encourages music, sharing, movement, and an overall sense of community. We offer a group snack afterwards of fruit, vegetables and crackers, and sometimes offer a treat from the school garden. After snack, the children enjoy free choice indoor play at a variety of learning stations, which may include art, playdough, building manipulatives, dramatic play, literacy,math, and science. The children end the day with story time.
The Honeybees go to Chapel once a week. They also generally take two field trips during the year—to the pumpkin patch in the fall and to Hidden Villa Farm in the spring. Cooking, science and show-and-tell are a regularly scheduled part of the curriculum.