LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

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...

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...

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...

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...

October 3, 2018

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title.”

We are all familiar with the lament of Juliet who so beautifully expresses that...

August 10, 2017

Every year at registration time, our morning classes fill up almost immediately, while our afternoon sessions take a bit longer, and have ongoing registration.  It is time to debunk any PM myths and explain why our PM program should be considered LANK’s best kept secre...

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...

May 16, 2017

Ask an adult about a special memory from childhood and frequently the response includes a recollection about the great outdoors.  For our administrative director Patty Marsh, it includes crossing over logs and streams in her beloved home state of New Jersey.  For me, i...

December 8, 2016

Flagship units are learning themes that the whole school engages in over the course of a week or two. There is nothing better than walking through our school, and finding everyone engaged in learning about the same topic—yet benefitting from the individuality of the cl...

August 30, 2016

​Our children are growing up in a technological age filled with tweets, texts, Snapchats, emails, and yes, blogs!   Although this quick speak has advantages, they are no substitute for a handwritten note. Who doesn’t remember the excitement of having a pen-pal or runn...

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