We are a unique parent cooperative in West University Place, Texas. For nearly fifty years, our play-based preschool has helped develop necessary skills that enable children to succeed in elementary school and beyond.
Research supports the benefits of play-based education as one of the best forms of learning. Through play, children can develop their creativity, social emotional skills, and develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. At Beehive, our play-based environment encourages children to become independent thinkers and explore learning through their interests.
Our younger learners begin their education journey by learning the basic foundations of reading, writing, and numbers though song and play. In the classroom they have the opportunity to develop their social skills as they transition from parallel play to actively engaging with peers.
M-F (5 day) or MWF (3 day) or TTh (2 day)
9 - 2 pm
The older class prepares for elementary school with a variety of fun activities including writing, art, games, and puzzles. Project-based learning is encouraged as teachers lead the kids through brainstorming and problem solving activities. Kids explore a variety of topics such as cooking, nature, science, and gardening.
M-F 9 - 2 pm
A parent of each Beehive child volunteers in the classroom once or twice per month on a regular schedule. Parent volunteer days allow parents direct access to their child's education, the teachers, and other parents. Parents assist the teachers throughout the day with a variety of assigned tasks, and have the opportunity to actively engage with their child and other students during learning activities and unstructured play.
Learning centers support our established research-backed curricula with new activities introduced each week. Everyday, Beehivers are exposed to processed-based art, play-doh, sensory bins, pretend center, science, building blocks, book tables, and outdoor play.
Beehive's Reggio Emilia-inspired play-based philosophy has been refined and aligned to HISD, based on a review of the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines, Kindergarten TEKS, the HISD Pre-K curricula, West U Elementary Kindergarten Readiness requirements, West U Elementary Kindergarten curriculum, and the top Pre-K curricula on the market.
Our teachers incorporate two research-backed curricula into the play-based learning environment: Get Set for School from Learning Without Tears and Blueprint for Early Literacy Pre-K curriculum supplement from Children’s Literacy Initiative.
Please contact us for more information and to schedule a visit.
*Beehive is located on the corner of Westchester & Bissonnet - enter via glass door*
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Private prospective parent tours available upon request.
3407 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005, United States
08:00 am – 03:00 pm