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Now enrolling for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool
If you are looking for an excellent infant, toddler, preschool, or Spanish immersion program, you’ve come to the right place! LePort Montessori School in Encinitas is a welcoming, family-like community where children acquire Knowledge for Life: the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character required to flourish as joyous children today and successful adults tomorrow.
We recently renovated our school into a bright and beautiful learning community with nurturing, highly trained, Montessori teachers, responsive staff, and top-grade facilities and materials. Please join us at our upcoming events to learn more about our programs.
Enrollment at our school has been strong this year. Our infant and toddler classrooms are mostly filled, but we encourage you to join our waitlist for expected mid-year openings as children move up into the preschool program. A few spots still remain for our both our English and Spanish Immersion preschool/kindergarten classrooms.
Thank you so much for your interest in our school. I’m sure you have many questions as you search for the right program for your child. Letting someone take care of your baby outside of your home or entrusting your preschooler’s crucial early school experience to someone is a big step. We’d love to help make that step as easy as possible for you. I’d be happy to give you a personalized tour and answer all your questions as you consider whether our Montessori program would be a good fit for your family.
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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. Most information sessions are held on weeknights to make it convenient to attend for working parents. Our Saturday Open House events allow you to explore our classrooms and playgrounds with your whole family. You can also meet the teachers and get your questions answered. We also offer Saturday info sessions on occasion.
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 information 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’ll send you a few emails that answer questions we know are on your mind—from what your child’s day at LePort would look like to how to ease separation anxiety. You will also be entered on our interest list and will receive occasional emails about upcoming events.
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: