The Honeybees are a full time toddler classroom with ages ranging from 18 months to 3 years old.
The Honeybee Room believes in a play-based curriculum where we enhance the children’s learning with daily special activities designed to meet specific interests and developmental stages. Our activities fall into three major categories: Body – which includes gross motor/large muscle activities; Mind – which includes hand-eye coordination, fine motor development, sensory, and literacy ideas; and Spirit – which encourages social and personal development.
We promote teacher-child communication, as well as language development, through the use of simple sign language. Signs such as “more”, “all done”, “stop” and “help” enable the children to communicate their needs. We also encourage a lot of language and self help skills.
In our classroom it is our philosophy to provide a loving and nurturing environment for all of our children. We do a lot of art and sensory play that is oftentimes messy. The kids love it! During our group times we read a lot of books and we sing a lot of songs. Outdoor play is also a big hit! Our Honeybees learn so much as they explore nature on our wonderful playground. We also work a lot on gaining self help skills gearing the kiddos up for preschool!
On top of all this, we offer a loving, nurturing environment, where our toddlers can come to learn, grow and enjoy!
Food & Diet
We provide freshly prepared family- style meals and snacks, served at a low table. Breakfast and afternoon snack are served in the classroom. The honeybees eat lunch down in the lunch room with the older children!
As a team we meet each week for one hour to plan activities for the following week. We work very hard to provide your child with meaningful experiences that are developed from their interests as well as regular exposure to new ideas. Our planning sheet is posted outside the door of the classroom for parents to view the domains we work on regularly.
Please be prepared that your child may be a little messy some of the days when you pick them up, as we are regularly exploring some wet/messy sensory or art ideas. This is evidence of a great day of exploration! We use washable paint and markers on a regular basis, as well as crayons, chalk, water color, and sandbox play. We explore many different sensory ideas and we get the children ready by dressing them in bibs, smocks, or temporarily removing clothing (children will have a diaper on at all times during these experiences).
We are working on developing lots of life and self help skills everyday, through exploring and play!
Each child has a parent cubby as well as a locker in the hallway labeled with your child’s name. Don’t forget to check your parent cubby frequently for art work and other mail! In your child’s locker you can find any accident bags, their bedding on Fridays and any other items they may have brought to school that day. Current Honeybee artwork can also be found on display in the hallway. We update them every couple of weeks!
Don’t forget to check it frequently for art work and other mail. Current Honeybee art work and pictures can also be found on display in the hall. We update them as often as we can!