The Honeybee Room
To learn, a child must be able to play. By allowing a child to interact with items in their environment through play, the child will discover their environment on a personal level. This will create an atmosphere of learning that will span the disciplines that will be needed in the future to become a productive person in life. Through play a child learns math, science, vocabulary, social skills, cause and effect, as well as small muscle and large muscle development and cognitive skills.
Alex, Honeybee Teacher
Hello! My name is Alex Beaudry and I am thrilled to be a part of The Learning Gardens community as one of the lead teachers in the Honeybees Room. I graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s in Geography and a concentration in Community, Culture, and Development. I have a heart for helping others and diversity and this field of study allowed me to volunteer and intern in some unique places. I had the privilege to help with a children’s program at Elliniko refugee camp in Athens, Greece in 2016 as well as volunteer at a children’s home in South East Asia in 2015. I recently moved to the Madison area from Virginia where I taught at a preschool that partnered with the University of Virginia for approximately two years. One of my favorite aspects of teaching is helping friends to recognize, feel, and work through their emotions. I love rock climbing, getting outside, and petting other people’s dogs. I am so excited to live life with your little ones and am looking forward to getting to know you!
Maritza, Honeybee Teacher
Hello! My name is Maritza and I am excited to be working at The Learning Gardens as a full-time Infant to Younger Toddler Teacher. I’ve been at the Learning Gardens since December of 2016 where I fell in love with early childhood education. I graduated in May of 2019 with my associate degree in Early Childhood Education. My teaching philosophy is based around the fact that socioemotional development is the primary focus for curriculum for infants and young toddlers. I am a huge advocate for children and believe that self-expression is the foundation to all growth.