LHM is open year round, with seasonal breaks.
A Fall break the week of Thanksgiving, Winter break the last two weeks of December, a Spring break before Easter, and summer break in July.
LHM is open Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
LHM opens at 8:30, and children begin their day with morning routines- lunches are put away, jackets are hung, shoes are taken off and replaced with classroom slippers, hands are washed, and the daily *magic* begins.
8:30-10:15 ~Work time~
The children will calmly connect with the classroom by choosing activities to promote concentration, creativity, and coordination.
10:15-10:30 ~Snack time~
The children will have a community snack, while practicing grace and courtesy and communication skills.
10:30-11:00 ~Group time~
The children will come together to engage in music, stories, activity presentations.
11:00-11:40 ~Outdoor Exploration~
The children will partake in outdoor activities, nature connections, and peer cooperation.
11:40-11:50 ~Literature Time~
The children listen to and create a conscious connection with a piece of literature.
The children will eat together, and use practical life skills to set their space, prepare their food, and eat independently.
12:20-12:50 ~Outdoor Play~
The children play outside freely, digging in the sandbox, sliding, climbing, biking, running, playing ball, imaginary play, and so much more!
12:50- 1:00 ~Nap Preparation~
The children prepare for rest, and calm their bodies with music, meditation and stretches.
1:00-3:00 ~Nap/Quiet time~
The children who nap, will rest for as long as needed, while those who do not need to rest, partake in activities, lessons, and quiet exploration.
3:00-3:30 ~Prepare for dismissal~
Napping children wake, and tidy their space. All children gather their items, and we end our day together while waiting to head home.
There are four areas of development to address the whole child:
cognitive: how children think, problem solve and explore the world
emotional: a child's connection with themselves, understanding of feelings, control over emotions
social: the child's ability to interact with others, showing sympathy and care
physical: the fine and gross motor development, hand-eye coordination, muscle control
With your knowledge of the above areas of development, coupled with the following curriculum areas, every child will have the opportunity to practice these skills daily:
practical life: caring for one's self, the environment, and others
sensorial: refinement of senses (see, hear, smell, taste, touch)
math: numbers, quantity, fractions, time, decimal system, linear/baric measurement
language: pre-reading skills sound to symbol understanding, consonant vowel consonant (CVC) words, blends, beginning reading, beginning writing
science: botany, zoology, science concepts
geography: land/water/air, landforms, continents, culture
art: exploration of different materials to express oneself
As we address areas of a development and curriculum topics, lastly we have goals to work toward mastering:
independence: when a child feels confident enough to attempt a task on their own
coordination: the ability to complete a task with physical and mental connection ending in success
concentration: attending an activity without becoming distracted or losing interest
organization: valuing placement of items to complete a task in order to finish efficiently