Lyman - 3.10 to 5 years

infant room
free choice
Our primary goal in Lyman is to create a safe and secure setting where children feel comfortable to explore and experiment. We provide hands-on activities and experiences that encourage the children to learn through the modality of play. Various learning centers are available throughout the classroom to enrich the children’s development. Group time helps all of us form a cohesive community and learn about each other’s perspectives of the world.

Our Goals Include
  • Fostering self-help skills to promote independence and responsibility for…
    • Toileting
    • Dressing
    • Meal times
    • Self-advocacy
    • Self-management of behavior
    • Engaging in play with others
  • Modeling and supporting respect towards…
    • Self
    • Peers
    • Adults
    • Environment
    • Materials
    • Ideas
  • Creating curriculum that celebrates exploration, inquiry, play, and the children’s interests through…
    • Theme and developmentally based units which are drawn from children’s passions
    • The core subjects of learning such as Math, Science and Technology, Language Arts, History and Social Studies, Health, and The Arts
    • The promotion of self-management (following directions, listening skills, coping skills, and conflict resolution)
    • Gross motor play which engages the child’s body in the learning process
    • Differentiated play which meets the needs of a wide variety of learners
    • Creative play which focuses on the process rather than the product and upon problem solving
    • Group play which fosters a healthy classroom community
    • Experiences which help build fine motor development and self-help skills
Lyman Daily Schedule

8:15 – 10:45 AM Arrival and Free Choice
10:45 – 11:15 AM Snack
11:15 – 11:45 AM Group
11:45 – 12:30 PM Outside
12:30 – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 PM Reading/Chapter Books/Rest/Nap
2:15 – 3:00 PM Outside
3:00 – 3:30 PM Group
3:30 – 3:50 PM Snack
3:50 – 5:00 PM Free Choice
5:00 – 5:30 PM Clean Up/Books/Goodbye

The Lyman Schedule is subject to change in order to support the needs of each group of children.

10 DeWolfe St. Cambridge, MA 02138 | p. 617. 495.3504 | f. 617. 497.7475 | rccc@fas.harvard.edu