toddlers day care center in Lake Forest

Toddler Program: 18 Months – 36 Months

Toddler communities are designed to meet the developmental needs of the very young child and to support the child’s natural growth. These young students need to move and explore everything in an environment where we can trust that the child will be safe. They are still in the parallel play stage, so while they enjoy being around others, they do not naturally engage in group activities. Toddlers absorb information from sights, sounds, smells, textures and taste without formal lessons. The design of the learning space takes those two factors into account using self-directed, individual activities which can be done with little or no intervention from the adult.


Hands-on learning materials are placed in sequence throughout our beautiful, spacious classrooms and garden areas to enhance the toddler’s ability to be independent, to use fine and gross motor skills, to recognize sensory impressions, and to increase language and cognitive skills. They use manipulative materials which demonstrate cause and effect relationships and one-to-one correspondence. Children are encouraged to use language to express their needs and to begin to understand others. Engaging developmental art, music and rhythm lessons are also available throughout the day.   The activities of Practical Life encourage the children’s independence in regards to caring for themselves and their surroundings, preparing and serving food, and the lessons of grace and courtesy. The lessons of grace and courtesy are the activities that set Montessori programs apart from that of others.  Through the adult example and model the children learn appropriate, respectful actions and words to use with the people around them.

Day Care at Hillside Montessori School

Childhood Development Day Care & Preschool for children aged 3-month infants – 6yrs old Kindergarten. Our Infant Program is based on the Montessori method of teaching.

Day Care at Hillside Montessori School offers the following Child Care resources:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Pre-K
  • Preschool
  • Day Care Center
  • Child Care
  • Family Child Care
  • Child Care Resource Center
  • Child Care Facilities
  • Low-Income Child Care
  • Affordable Child Care
  • Non-Profit Education
  • Quality Child Care
  • Field Trips
  • Healthy Snacks Provided

Montessori Preschool & Day Care Services

Hillside Montessori Day Care is centrally located near Lake Forest, Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo, Orange County, California

Offering affordable Kindergarten / Child Care / Day Care programs.

  • Montessori Preschool / Kindergarten
  • Child Care facilities
  • Low-income Child Care
  • Field trips with snacks provided

Hillside Montessori Infant Child Care Program

Hillside offers the best day care for your child. Our teaching methods are based on the education system developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Children are in an environment that encourages independence, coordination, and self-mastery. It is a loving and caring environment where the children learn to share and care for one another.

Hillside Montessori School has new progressive Montessori Preschool equipment. We accept children from infants to Kindergarten age. We provide a great infant to teacher ratio and we have the most competitive pricing in the local area. We provide a structured Montessori curriculum, nutritious lunches, and snacks that are included with tuition. Your child’s day care will include singing, dancing, Spanish, rhythm and movement, arts and crafts, sports, and gymnastics. Our staff includes early childhood accredited teachers, CPR and first aid certified teachers who are dedicated to the safety and education of your child. We have a very diverse group of kids at Hillside Montessori.

If you are looking for the best child care facility, you have found the right place. Take a virtual tour through Hillside Montessori and see our amazing school. We are now enrolling infants to age 6. We are proud to provide authentic Montessori family day care for children in Orange County. Call (949) 858-8818 to enroll your child in our Montessori day care center. Our top quality educational equipment and enriching preschool curriculum, we are the next best place for your children besides home. We look forward to hearing from you. Hillside Montessori School in Trabuco Canyon, California, is an infant child care and early childhood education center. Offering preschool and day care, our children’s center provides affordable child care programs.