Living Out a Story With a Name

The name ‘Little Lea’ is taken from the childhood home of one our favorite authors, C.S. Lewis.  While listening to his biography we were captured by the way he referred to his childhood home with great fondness.  It was the epitome of all that was calm, mature and secure.  There were times of solitude, places for adventure and unrestricted access to books!  The author describes his childhood as a time of “humdrum happiness.”  His early life in the house appeared to be insulated from anything that was detrimental and nurtured by all that was steady, constant, and beneficial: an ordered tranquility.  It is our hope that we will capture the spirit of such a home for those who become part of our learning community, our Little Lea!

212 East Lexington Street

Published by Montessori Mom

Hello! My name is Gaye Haralu and am a resident of Harrodsburg, KY. I have lived here for the past 10 years working as a minister and Montessori teacher. I have been a working mother most of my adult life. Twenty years ago when our oldest children were very little and we had moved to another state to begin new jobs I did not know what we were going to do with our two little ones. Then we were introduced to a Daycare Provider who provided care for a number of children out of her home. She became part of the family and has set the bar so high! Our children loved her and loved going to her home. They learned a great deal about kindness and respect for all people from her. They also were read to abundantly every day and played outside constantly – even when it was snowing – especially when it was snowing! We moved away from that area but will forever be indebted to her dedication and care for our children. We have created Little Lea in-home Montessori day care in Harrodsburg to continue in the same vein and be a blessing to families who may need such an environment.

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