Member Perks Provider HoneyTree Forest Playschool
Honeytree Forest Playschool uses nature as our curriculum, adapting aspects of the natural world as rhizomatic processes for learning, to engage ages 2.8-5.5 years. Each day we visit the park, we create a unique campsite with hammocks and slacklines together. During inclement weather, we utilize our brick-and-mortar homebase in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Our beautiful and grounding space fully facilitates children's imaginative play, with an indoor Treehouse and an outdoor Treehouse in the backyard. Our space is an extension of our ethos which heavily relies on nature-informed, simple design, to allow full creativity in productive play amongst the children. During the Winter session of Honeytree Forest we will use Homebase as our main meeting space, with travel to Prospect Park for beautiful winter outdoor days.
The Lead Teacher and Program Director, Ms. Tamar, is a Waldorf trained teacher with 17 years of experience. She was one of the founding teachers of The Brooklyn Waldorf School, during which time it received the WECAN (Waldorf Early Childood Association of North America) accreditation. Ms. Tamar later joined another Brooklyn based early childhood school, which also received WECAN accreditation during her time serving as Lead Teacher. Due to Co-Vid 19, this program had to close. In its place, HoneyTree Forest operates as a re-formatted school carrying similar spirit and principles, with added Co-Vid consciousness and seasonal flexibility. We are currently pursuing WECAN accredidation for Honeytree Forest Playschool, which will also facilitate HTF to become a teaching practicum school.
HoneyTree Forest will operate not only as a daycare, but as an aftercare program until 6pm, and holiday program to serve the needs of families that have children in both public and private schools in Brooklyn. We are looking forward to hearing from you and welcome you to our program.
Your discount: 5% off
5% discount on tuition when member mentions that they heard of us from PSP.
Honeytree Forest SchoolWe had a great experience with Honeytree Forest preschool during the summer session. Ms. Tamar and her team of teachers turn Prospect Park into an outdoor classroom. Our 4-yr old was a bit nervous at first, but she quickly came to love the teachers, make new friends, and tackle new challenges — physical, social, and in learning about the world. The kids are encouraged to explore the ever-changing landscape of the park and work and play together in an uninhibited way, with support and encouragement as needed. Our child’s particular love of singing was noticed and turned into lunchtime entertainment for the class. Quiet rest time in hammocks is a unique touch. And Covid precautions and other administrative and safety concerns are handled in a very organized way, which is especially impressive for a small team. Overall a magical community for kids and families, highly recommend.
HoneyTrees Forest SchoolFor anyone looking for a Prospect Park forest school for the fall, we can’t rave enough about HoneyTrees Forest School (https://www.honeytreeforestschool.org/). We used the program for the summer and our 4 year old loved it. They take hikes in the park, get nice and muddy, and walk over to the lake to feed the turtles. They have an amazing, Waldorf-inspired approach, and everyday our daughter comes home tired, satisfied, and with new questions on her mind. And the pièce de résistance — rest time in a HAMMOCK among the trees! Sorry parents, for kids only! :) The program ‘appears’ new, because it transitioned from HoneyBirds (https://www.honeybirds.org/) to a forest school during COVID. The school meets near the Nethermead. The director, Ms. Tamar Grimm-Feeser is a longtime educator, and has an absolutely magical touch with the children.
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