The LMS Children’s House Program is for children ages 3-6 years old. Our classrooms are conscious communities where three year olds (First Years), four year olds (Middles) and five year olds (Kindergartners) practice the art of grace, courtesy and authentic communication. They learn to regulate themselves in group situations, and they learn to use conflict resolution skills to stand up for themselves and what they believe.

Freedom Of Choice

Children are active members of their day. They choose what, when, where and with whom they do their work based on their preferences and learning styles. LMS Montessori teachers give guided lessons, model grace and courtesy, and teach social skills one-on-one, in small groups, and with the whole class at circle time.


Girl playing with clay, indoors

Little girl playing indoors with Montessori materials

Prepared Environment

Children’s House classrooms are adaptive, responsive and student-centered environments. Furniture, materials, and tools are child-sized, and they are arranged with the success of each child in mind. The work on shelves is self-correcting and remains consistently available so that children may independently return to materials for further exploration, practice, and eventual mastery.

Self-Realized Competence

Children’s House students achieve success and become autonomous. Consistent daily routines make for a predictable order of the day so that children can build independence and confidence in themselves and their abilities. The physical layout of LMS classrooms promotes collaboration, problem-solving, and self-awareness. 

Children's house students sitting on a log across the water while exploring LMS wetlands

Movable alphabet


A Children’s House child shows their growth in a variety of ways. In our indoor and outdoor classroom environments children build and improve their coordination, concentration, independence and sense of order. Working through an individualized curriculum, and with scientifically-designed Montessori materials, they have opportunities to explore areas in Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language and Cultural Studies which are complemented by LMS’ anti-bias, art, farming, library, music, physical education, and Spanish programs. 

Children's House Curriculum

Children's House Curriculum | PDF

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