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Welcome to the South Bay’s authentic Montessori school!
LePort Montessori in Lomita is a beautiful school for children ages 12 weeks to six years old. Located in the heart of LA’s South Bay, on PCH just two blocks east of Crenshaw Boulevard, it is within easy reach of families coming from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, Redondo Beach, San Pedro and Lomita. LePort Schools has 16 locations nationwide – from Irvine to the Bay Area and Brooklyn, NY.
We invite you to visit our school and discover our beautifully, newly renovated classrooms, filled with light and a wide range of natural, quality Montessori materials. We also have three playground areas with lots of grassy space for infants to practice walking, a totally new natural playground for toddlers, and a spacious area with tricycle trails, a play structure and gardening opportunities for preschool children.
We offer a high-quality, authentic Montessori program, with nurturing, mixed-age, family like communities. Children learn through exploration as they work with intelligently designed and enticing Montessori materials that fill our classrooms.
Choosing care for your child can be challenging. Allow me to help. Visit our school. I’ll meet with you and we can discuss your goals for your child’s education. I can show you how children thrive in our Montessori environment and we can talk about whether or not it would be a good fit for your child. After we meet, I can provide you additional resources that may help you make this very important decision.
Head of School
A child’s early years are a time of great sensitivity to bonding in order to establish trust in the world, as well as language, order, sensorial impressions, and development of coordinated movement, both fine- and gross-motor.
In our Infant environment there are special mobiles and images to stimulate brain development, as well as a variety of tactile objects for children to explore. Because this is the period when infants learn to roll over, slither, sit, crawl and potentially walk, the room has many opportunities for movement.
Your toddler has a once in a lifetime opportunity to absorb information from the environment, like a sponge. That’s why Montessori for toddlers is more than just childcare: we provide a toddler with the ideal environment to make the most of this irreplaceable period of time.
He is especially sensitive to order – and we build on that interest to establish good habits that last a lifetime. He is also able to absorb language from his environment – learning even big words easily and with pleasure – and becomes happier as he learns the words to express his needs, rather than needing to resort to crying or tantrums. Most surprisingly, he is eager to learn to take care of himself, to become independent – and we guide him to learn how to do things by himself, thereby developing his budding sense of self-efficacy.
Each of our Infant rooms reflects the child’s development of movement, independence, and capacity for active exploration. Because an infant’s brain is wired for language acquisition, our environments offer rich opportunities for babies to learn through plenty of reading, singing, sign language and a running dialogue as your child’s caregivers explain the events of your child’s day. Our respect for each child shows in how we engage him or her in each care-giving opportunity, rather than merely doing things to the child.
There are striking differences between a Montessori Infant environment and other, more traditional care settings: our babies do not spend their active time in playpens, jumpers, walkers or other containers. Instead, in our Infant rooms you will see…
For the older infants, where crawling and newly walking babies have their hands free for exploration, you will see…
All of our environments have several special features that also set them apart from typical day care settings: