We connect children to nature so that they know their place and the part that they play in our world. wBees Forest Playgroup is a half-day playgroup integrating Montessori principles and Forest School ideologies to help our children develop independence, curiosity, and empathy for their community and all living things. For the fall, we will be offering a 2-3's playgroup and a 4-6's playgroup.
The 4-6's Saplings playgroup will be a school-aged playgroup offering an alternative schooling option for North Brooklyn families. Unlike many playgroups / homeschool models, wBees does require that children be vaccinated to join our group.
Children will start their day immersed in a Montessori work cycle where they will work, play, and care for their classroom environment. They will sweep, wipe, and water classroom plants. They will get many opportunities to develop their sense of care of self as they learn to put on their own coats, wipe their noses, put on our shoes, potty, wash hands, and gain confidence in doing all the things that their beloved grownups do. We will circle together to build community each day. We sing songs to celebrate all that is around us and share snack in communal joy. We will end each day with exploring and playing in our beloved McGolrick Park outdoor classroom. We endeavor to go out of doors every day rain or shine! Our children will build stamina, strengthen their little bodies, and most importantly develop a love for nature!
Location: Park Church Co-op in Greenpoint / outdoor classroom - McGolrick Park Offerings: Families with children ages 2-3 may choose from MWF/ TTh/ or M-F options to join us. Families with children ages 4-6 may choose a public school flip model or M-F option. School year: We will run from September 14th through June 18th. We mostly follow the NYC DOE calendar. School day: Seedlings run from 8:45 - 12:45pm and Saplings from 8:45 - 2pm Enrolling: For Seedlings, we are enrolling children that will turn 3 by September 1st, 2020 (our 2's spaces are completely full). Due to our response to COVID-19, we are requesting that all children in our program be potty-trained before the start of school. For Saplings, we are enrolling students ages 4-6. Admissions: We have rolling admissions with priority given to current and former families. Please fill out the online application below and submit the application fee of $30. Tuition options are detailed in our application.