Little House

Children ages 13-40 months experience a critical period in their educational and emotional development.

They have a great sensitivity for language, spatial relationships, music, art, and social graces. In the rich learning environment at West Side Montessori, toddler teachers carefully construct activities and experiences that capitalize on all of these developmental needs. 
The toddler outdoor spaces encourage physical development and appreciation for the natural setting. Little House students are given weekly lessons in Outdoor Education, a schoolwide co-curricular program.

Montessori teachers also recognize toddlers need freedom within the security of limits and a place where they feel safe and loved so they may explore the classroom at their own pace and become independent. Activities are carefully sequenced from simple to complex so that each child can be successful.

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Whoever touches the life of a child, touches the most sensitive part of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.”

Areas of the Montessori Classroom

Program Options

Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Two days: Monday, Tuesday
  • Three days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Full week: Monday-Friday
  • Extended Day: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Available for an additional fee for Little House half-day students on the days your child attends his or her regular program.
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Two days: Monday, Tuesday
  • Three days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Full week: Monday-Friday
West Side Montessori is an independent, accredited Montessori school educating children 13 months through 8th grade (preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school). We are one of the leading private schools in Toledo and the nation.

WSM does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its admission policy, educational policy, or any school-administered program.