Welcome to LePort Montessori in Huntington Beach!

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.

LePort Montessori
Huntington Harbor
16081 Waikiki Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 907-4672
huntingtonharbor@leportschools.com

Upcoming Open House and Parent Info Events

Welcome

Dear Family,

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.

Fatima Asghar
Head of School

Quick Facts

  • Programs for Infants, toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, 1st – 3rd grades.
  • English language or Spanish immersion Montessori programs.
  • Extremely caring and experienced teachers who love helping children grow and learn.
  • Authentic Montessori classrooms, led by AMI-Montessori-trained head teachers.
  • Engaging after school enrichment programs.
  • A neighborhood location near beautiful Huntington Harbor.
  • Large playgrounds with plenty of open space.
  • Convenient schedules: 3 day and 5 day options for infants and toddlers, half day (8:30 am – 12 pm), full day (8:30 am – 3 pm) and extended day (7 am – 6 pm) schedules. 10 or 12 months programs.

How to Get Started

There are many ways you can learn more about our wonderful school. Attend an upcoming event, schedule a tour, or visit our school to speak with us in person.  

Our events offer a great way to learn more details about our programs as you are considering different options for your child. Our Saturday Open House and Info Session events allow you to explore our classrooms and playgrounds with your whole family. You can also meet the teachers and staff and get all your questions answered.

If you are ready to take a closer look at our classroom environment in action, contact us to schedule a tour. Most tours are given in the morning since many of our students nap in the afternoons. Call us anytime and we’ll be happy to schedule a convenient time for you.

You may also explore our website for more info about our programs and educational philosophy. Read our blog posts for insightful, researched-based articles about early childhood parenting.

If you fill out the form below, we will send you our application with tuition information. You will also be entered on our interest list and will receive occasional emails about upcoming events.

Ready to enroll? Our enrollment process is simple. We want to make it easy for you to join our school. If you are interested in immediate enrollment, just download the application materials, and send them in to us: no upfront fee required. Once we receive your application, we will call you to discuss next steps for enrolling your child. If you are looking for future enrollment, or if our classrooms are currently filled, we can add you to our waiting list, to ensure you receive enrollment priority once your child is ready to start, or when a spot opens up in the right classroom.

Why Montessori for infants and toddlers?

Better Than Childcare: Montessori for Infants & Toddlers

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.

Montessori for Infants = Optimal Development

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…

  • many soft floor mats and bolsters on which babies can move freely.
  • mirrors positioned close to the floor to stimulate tummy time and self-discovery.
  • low bars mounted to the wall and soft furniture for children to pull themselves up onto.
  • an abundance of Boppy-style pillows for infants to climb over and prop themselves onto.

For the older infants, where crawling and newly walking babies have their hands free for exploration, you will see…

  • low shelving with materials for fine-motor development and cause/effect, such as puzzles, rings on a post, and containers to open and close.
  • opportunities for purposeful water play.
  • a stair with low steps and a railing to practice climbing up and down.
  • pull and push toys to promote gross motor movement.

All of our environments have several special features that also set them apart from typical day care settings:

  • We support breastfeeding! Our Infant rooms welcome mothers who would like to nurse their baby during midday visits.
  • We use low tables and chairs, instead of high chairs, for snacks and solid meals. We believe this provides young children with a valuable first experience at gaining independence with self-feeding.
  • Ours are tranquil environments where a designated nap space ensures quality rest when babies need it.

Montessori for Toddlers = Optimal Early Learning

Enrolling your child in a Montessori toddler program, rather than at a childcare center, has many benefits. Here are just a few for you to consider:

A positive toilet learning experience.
Done the Montessori way, almost all children can be diaper free before their third birthday. Sign up for our newsletter on the form at the right to discover how we work together to facilitate this developmental milestone!

Fewer toddler struggles.
Montessori toddlers learn how to actually do things by themselves, making family meals more fun, and getting out of the house easier.

A child who learns to play happily by himself.
Montessori toddlers learn to play independently. You may be surprised how your 2-year-old can occupy himself happily, without your constant attention, no harmful TV needed!

A huge spurt in language capability.
Many parents report that their children’s vocabulary increased dramatically within a few months of joining our program. Better language skill = more fun interactions with your child, and fewer tantrums caused by not being understood!

Why Spanish Immersion?

LePort Montessori Lomita is proud to offer Toddler and Preschool Spanish Immersion options. Parents know that early language immersion is one of the best ways for children to become bilingual—a privilege that has shown to have life-long benefits. Our Spanish Immersion programs are integrated into our Montessori programs, so children receive both an authentic Montessori education and a strong Spanish language program at the same time.

Contact Us

Contact us today to request a tour and to receive our digital application, which includes tuition and schedule information.