"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six."
Maria Montessori

There is no need to wonder what to do with your child during the summer session. We offer a "funtastic" summer program, which includes water play days and interesting field trips.

By popular demand…

Montessori Elementary Age 6-9

Now open and enrolling for Summer/Fall 2014-2015 school year.

Amazing curriculum!

12:1 Staff to child ratio

MACTE credentialed Montessori & State Credentialed Teachers
The School  The Staff

Laguna Niguel Montessori provides Montessori education for children from the ages of 2 thru 7. Our school offers a challenging and enriched Montessori curriculum. Our goal at Laguna Niguel Montessori is to allow children the freedom to explore and develop a true love of learning, which they will keep with them long after leaving our school. Safety, warmth and nurturing, in addition to the Montessori philosophy, are priorities of the school.

Our facility offers parents and children alike, a sense of warmth and security in truly pleasant surroundings. The classrooms are large and well arranged to stimulate children's interests, while still being cozy and comfortable. Our playground area is a child's dream. It includes grass and sand areas and playground equipment to develop large motor skills.

We are proud to announce that Laguna Niguel Montessori was the first MSAC accredited Montessori school in Southern California.

Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life.

The staff of any preschool program is the foundation of the school. We are proud of our staff and their dedication to the Montessori philosophy and the field of Early Childhood Education. In addition to their college education, all of our lead teachers at Laguna Niguel Montessori are Certified Montessori Teachers hold Montessori credentials from a MACTE approved training institution

The Teacher as "Guide"

The Montessori teacher, child, and environment may be seen as a learning traingle, with each element inextricably linked, and a vital part of the whole. The teacher thoughtfully prepares a classroom environment with materials and activities that entice her students to learn. She may guide her students to new lessons and challenges, but it is child's interaction with waht the environment has to offer that enables learning to occur.

Because the teacher isn't meant as the focus of attention, she can often be difficult to spot. Typically you'll find her sitting on the floor or at a table, observing her students as they work and making notations about their progress, or consulting with an individual or a small group.

Laguna Niguel Montessori is affiliated with the following organizations:
American Montessori Society, Member
National Center for Montessori Education, Member
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Member
Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children, Member

School Hours
Hours:7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Academic Hours: Elementary 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Preschool: 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Day Care available before and after school.

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