About Us

Beehive Philosophy

As a child’s first teacher, parents play an important role in a child’s experience at Beehive. Parents and teachers at Beehive are guided by the following beliefs about children and learning:

  • Each child develops and matures in a unique way.
  • Each child’s uniqueness should be accepted and respected by himself/herself and others.
  • Every child needs to experience success and find support in failure.
  • A child’s self-discipline grows when given freedom within limits.

Educational Mission

Beehive’s education mission is three-fold:

We seek to nurture the whole child. Beehive provides a variety of experiences to meet the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of children.
The program is designed to foster positive feelings towards school so that children will leave the program eager to continue learning in both formal and informal settings.
Because parents attend Beehive with their children, parents demonstrate to their children the value they place on education and encourage a lifelong habit of learning.Beehive provides parents with opportunities to increase their knowledge about child development and improve their parenting skills. This is accomplished through making the books in our Parent Library available, scheduling parent meetings and guest speakers, and interacting frequently with other parents and Beehive staff.

Goals for Children

Through interaction with the physical and social environment at Beehive, children will:

  • Form a healthy self-concept
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills
  • Become astute observers of their own surroundings
  • Use their innate curiosity to develop an understanding of the world through their senses, their feelings, and their intellects.

Who Thrives at Beehive

* Someone with a healthy sense of self. Parents with emotional maturity, who know their strengths and weaknesses add immeasurable value to Beehive. Parents imprint their own sense of well-being onto their children and impart to the rest of us a healthy, shared way of being together.  

* Someone looking to make a contribution. Parents who are willing to give and share their valuable resources of love, time, support, gifts and talents. Beehive is a dynamic learning environment because of the unique offerings each parent makes, and it’s exciting to witness these unfolding each year as our community grows. 

* Someone who is reliable. Parents have many demands on their time. At Beehive, we count on each other to show up on time, present and ready to engage with our learning community.  

* Someone who is adaptable. Every day brings new adventures, and we count on each other to navigate through them with as much openness, fun and joy as we can bring to the monumental experience of early childhood. 

* Someone who is loving & open to connection. We simply love being together at Beehive. The real magic that happens in our community comes through the love shared by parents, teachers, and children alike.  

* Someone who welcomes growth. Parents who are seeking personal growth in both their parenting skills and as community members bring inspiration to everyone’s experience. Knowing the balance between listening and speaking up takes practice, and this is important to encourage a thriving community of learners.