|Keep your eyes open for a wild band of kindergartners. They’ll be in search of red-eyed leaf frogs or retrieving the night camera in hopes of catching a glimpse of an arboreal anteater. August 2013 saw the start of the Bahia Honda kindergarten. Stewarded by the wonderful Holly Hummel Border and located on the farm at La Loma, 8 pioneering 5 year old students are delving into learning the Montessori way.
Developed as an adjunct to Monso Chi, the preschool started by La Loma and run by our friends at Give and Surf, the jungle kindergarten is the newest addition to the education programs in Bahia Honda. The goal is to encourage the group to become confident self-guided learners, equip them with emergent reading, writing and math skills and foster a deep appreciation of the natural world. Oh, and they have a blast too.