Honeybirds was founded as a small playgroup in 2012 by a partnership between Megan Williams and a group of like-minded families. It was a parent-led homeschool co-operative for 2 years, briefly joining forces with the RAD school. In the summer of 2014, Megan Williams partnered with Juliana Pinto to create Honeybirds Playschool: a teacher-led co-operative with an emphasis on community-building and high-quality, affordable education.
Located in Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Honeybirds Playschool is a play- and nature-based preschool program. We are committed to diversity and representing the wonderful community in which we work. We believe that school is just one part of a unified, cohesive plan for early childhood development and are looking for families that wish to continue the development work at home. We believe early development is crucial and not to be trivialized. We are methodical in our work and encourage children to learn social and physical skills through play.
Our philosophy is "be kind."
- Be kind to yourself – love and take care of your body. Eat well, exercise, and have a high regard for yourself as a person.
- Be kind to your friends – be aware of your body and space, use kind words, and help your friends when they are in need.
- Be kind to the world – attempt to understand our impact on the world and use ecologically sound practices.
Honeybirds primarily subscribes to Waldorf pedagogy, as well as the abundant experience of its educators.