LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

May 25, 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of writing this blog before!  LANK was once again voted best/ favorite preschool inNorthern Virginia Magazine’s 2020 online reader poll.  It always delights us to read and share the email:

"It is with sincere pleasure, on behalf of everyone at...

April 29, 2020

Normally at LANK the spring is such a welcomed time!  We enjoy watching the antics of our chicks while waiting patiently for our eggs to hatch in the incubator.  We look ahead to Field Day, end of school five day celebrations, playground party, and a school wide puppet...

March 26, 2020

It has been eight days since school closed, but for those of us who have long thrived on routine, predictability, and the busy schedule that having young children brings, this pause feels  much longer. Most children are used to going to school, music classes, dance, sp...

March 15, 2020

Schools have made the tough decision to close for a period of time, and now parents have the tough job of figuring out what activities they should employ to keep their children busy, but also safe during this uncharted time.  This is not easy, as sporting events, play...

February 12, 2020

We have just finished the registration process, and can finally catch our breath to take some time to consider the families we met, their needs, and how our school reflects those desires.   As we take this time to celebrate the end of a busy period, I remind myself of...

January 14, 2020

January is a month to reflect. Along with the first snowfall comes renewed vigor, promise and for me, reflection. 2019 was a tough year for me personally. Several family members are dealing with grave illnesses. My mother also became ill, and in October I said goodbye...

December 4, 2019

I must admit that writing a blog about holiday toy suggestions is difficult for me.  Toys for children are as individualized as clothing or household décor is to adults.  Often the temperament of the adult also comes into play as I learned many years ago when I repeate...

November 6, 2019

We are soon entering the holiday season when every other flyer will feature some new-fangled toy that moves, blinks, or promises to make our children happier, smarter, or more creative. The good news, however, is that for most families and certainly at LANK, that toy a...

October 28, 2019

Disney aficionados think it is the happiest place on earth, but at LANK we feel our school provides children with the happiest moments found anywhere.  The wooded playground, songs that accompany learning, friends holding hands, and a teacher’s love are all part of a w...

September 5, 2019

As I reflect on my own public-school education, the moments I most vividly remember are those when my teachers imparted character lessons about famous Americans.  I was entranced by the tales of all my favorite heroes; the truthfulness of George Washington when he conf...

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