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Now enrolling for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool
Located near beautiful Huntington Harbor, our school is nestled in a quiet neighborhood with large enclosed playgrounds. We invite you to discover our wonderful, nurturing Montessori programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and 1st – 3rd grade students. We also offer Spanish immersion preschool so children can acquire a second language effortlessly while still receiving a rich Montessori preschool education.
We are more than a daycare or partial Montessori school. Ours is an authentic program where students receive the many benefits that Montessori education is credited for. In our classrooms, we only employ AMI-trained head teachers, the gold standard in Montessori education, and the full set of highest quality Montessori learning materials. The happiness and enthusiasm of our students is a testament to their experience at LePort every day.
Currently, we are accepting mid-year enrollments for a few of our classrooms. Please contact us to learn more about current and upcoming enrollment opportunities.
Thank you for your interest in LePort Montessori. As the Head of School, I look forward to meeting you and your children. If you have not already done so, please call us to set up a tour, or press the request info tab on the right. We love to show parents and students how we teach Knowledge for Life at LePort: please do visit us. When you tour our school, we will spend plenty of time with you—to understand your goals for your child’s education, and to discuss how we can help you achieve them. We will show you around our campus, and let you take a brief look into our classrooms. If you are interested, we can schedule an hour or an entire morning when you can observe the class your child would join.
Please call me so we can meet. I’d love to learn about your child and help you decide if a LePort Montessori education is right for your family.
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: