LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

May 1, 2018

This week marks the nationally recognized Children’s Book Week. Children’s Book weeks runs from April 30-May 6th, but the wisdom and joyfulness it imparts about the significance of reading stays with me all year.  Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the oldest...

April 6, 2018

Many parents are familiar with the acronym STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) as it has become very popular in schools and early childhood programming.  But, often even the savviest educators become a little confused when trying to...

February 7, 2018

Last week LANK teachers had a great opportunity to learn from one of the leading voices in early childhood education.  Rae Pica, co –founder of BAM radio (which is online education radio) and educational consultant, led our staff in a meaningful morning by describing a...

January 11, 2018

Last year on January 10, I wrote a blog for our LANK website entitled All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  It is actually one of my favorite blogs because it cuts right to the chase of what is important in a kindergarten classroom.  It can be difficult...

December 6, 2017

Shortly after the busy holiday season, LANK will ramp up its open house tours and begin to think ahead to the following 2018-2019 school year.  For parents, this is a time to consider various preschool programs and choose the one that is a “best fit” for their child....

October 26, 2017

It is almost that time of year again when parents arrive at school for that very first sit-down with their child’s teacher.  For some it is a little nerve racking as they try to imagine what the teacher might say about how 'Joey' shares toys, receives circle time, or o...

July 29, 2017

We are almost at that point in the summer when the neighborhood pool has lost some of its charm, and going on vacation has already occurred; so now what?  My last blog listed some local happenings and excursions that might interest young families.  I hope you enjoyed t...

July 5, 2017

LANK has been out of school for almost three weeks and now is just about the time when parents and children start to grow weary of sleeping in, and trying to figure out a plan for the day.  Fortunately, we live in a great area with entertainment for all ages.

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April 27, 2017

April 21st was National Kindergarten Day.  I must admit I had not heard of this day until recently, but it seems to be the perfect opportunity to thank our wonderful kindergarten teachers, and to elaborate the many ways our own kindergarten serves as the crowning pinna...

January 31, 2017

There are few things in life that can do as much for the mind and spirit than a good book.

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