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Quality Nature-Based Montessori in the Greater Newark Area.
Children will establish a connection with the natural world around them by learning gardening, care of animals, and care of community. We will also have a seasonal edible garden. Research shows that children who experience nature develop better prosocial behaviors
We are a community-based environment where we encourage our students and their families to interweave with the local community. We will host community classes, farmer's markets, parent events, etc.
Our guide-to-child ratio is 1:10 making for smaller class sizes which increase learning and exploration time. Honeypot Montessori adopts an independent micro-school approach to learning that provides individualized care and attention to our children and their families
"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn."
- Dr. Maria Montessori
About Our School
Honeypot Montessori is a nature-based micro-learning center for children in the early stages of their lives ranging from 3 to 6 years old. As a New Jersey childcare center, we will be licensed through the NJ Department of Children and Families. Aided by the Montessori method, all children, teachers, and parents are welcomed to participate in our community. Our goal is to provide quality childcare through cultural and nature immersion.
Areas of Study
With a curriculum that includes Practical Life, World Culture, Language, Mathematics, Peace Education, and Sensorial, it is a multi-aged, hands-on approach where youngsters learn to work collaboratively and are encouraged to guide their discoveries motivated by their individual interests and needs, moving forward at their own pace. With a teacher serving as a guide to their learning environment where children thrive.
For millions of years, nature provides us everything to live a better life and start from clothes, food, light, air, and furniture to beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, and forests. The ecosystem helps us with agriculture and grows crops and vegetables. Children who experience school grounds or play areas with diverse natural settings are more physically active, more aware of good nutrition, more creative, and more civil to one another. Children with the attention-deficit disorder also benefit from more exposure to nature–the greener a child’s everyday environment, the more manageable are their symptoms.
"Children more than ever, need opportunities to be in their bodies in the world--jumping rope, bicycling, stream hopping and fort building. It's this engagement between limb of the body and bone of the earth where true balance and centeredness emerge."
- David Sobel
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