Honeybees The Honeybees are our youngest children, a mixed age group of nearly two-year-olds to young three-year-olds.It is our intent to provide them with a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment that supports these goals for their learning and development:

To learn about themselves

  • To feel valued and secure in their relationships
  • To feel competent and proud about what they can do
  • To feel supported as they express their independence
  • To learn about their feelings
  • To communicate a broad range of emotions through gestures, sounds and over time, words
  • To express their feelings in appropriate ways

To learn about others

  • To develop trusting relationships with nurturing adults
  • To show interest in peers
  • To demonstrate caring and cooperation
  • To try roles and relationships through imitation and pretend play

To learn about communicating

  • To express needs and thoughts without using words
  • To identify with a home language
  • To respond to verbal and nonverbal commands
  • To communicate through language

To learn about moving and doing

  • To develop gross motor skills
  • To develop fine motor skills
  • To coordinate eye and hand movements
  • To develop self-help skills

To acquire thinking skills

  • To gain an understanding of basic concepts and relationships
  • To apply knowledge to new situations
  • To develop strategies for solving problems

Throughout the day the Honeybees’ schedule includes experiences and activities designed to encourage social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive and creative learning and development, in a natural and playful manner, based on New Jersey’s Birth–Three Early Learning Standards.

Center Hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm

  • June 25, 2023 – Happy 4th birthday, Abigail!
  • October 31, 2023 – Halloween
  • December 21, 2023 – Winter Solstice
  • December 25, 2023 – Christmas Day
  • January 1, 2024 – New Year's Day - R-LDCC closed
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