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Children's House

We have four preschool/kindergarten classrooms.

Primary 1,2 and 3 serves 20 students with two Guides.

Primary 3 serves 10 students with two Guides. This class has ages 2 1/2 through 3.  Students in our Lower Ratio Primary Room are given the experience of a Children’s House setting with potty training assistance.

Students use their five senses to independently navigate around the primary classroom.  The Children’s House gives the students an opportunity for repetition, working hands-on with materials demonstrated by a guide.  Students make their own choices and set their own academic pace in a prepared, structured environment.  The experience of caring for oneself and others instills a self-confidence that lasts a lifetime.

The prepared environment is made up of five main areas:

Elementary Program

We teach a balanced curriculum encompassing the Common Core State Standards, the standards put in place by ODE, and Montessori guidelines.

Afterschool Care

After School Care at LFM is full of fun and creativity! We have daily projects that include fine and gross motor skills, arts and crafts and Spanish time!

Covid Hours:
Am care: 7:30 - 8:50
Pm care: 3 - 5:30

Summer Programs

Our summer programs offer a great opportunity to expand your child’s horizon.

Each class is appropriately staffed for ratios and head classroom guides oversee the entire program on a rotating schedule.

 Summer Camp themes are as follows:

– Patriotic Art
– Our Solar System
– Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs!
– Insects vs. Arachnids
– On the Farm
– Feathered Friends
– Life Cycles


LFM partners with Becca Swisher’s Tippy Toe Dance Studio to provide after school group dance lessons to our Kindergarten and Elementary students.  Becca Swisher is a classically trained dancer and owner of Tippy Toe Dance Studio. She has trained and performed in styles of dance including Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and International Folk. Becca has worked locally as a choreographer for organizations such as Pentacle Theater, Corban University, Oregon School for the Deaf, Howard Street Charter School and Blanchet Catholic School. She enjoys her time teaching dance, raising her daughter Rylee and partnering with LFM to bring dance to more children in Salem.

Ballet- LFM’s introductory to Ballet class teaches basic motor skills and body coordination through the structure and technique of classical ballet. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary, musicality and confidence through creative movement. The culture and traditions of Ballet instill lessons of dedication and discipline.

Ballet-Tuesdays 3:00 to 3:30

Hip Hop- Through introductory Hip Hop at LFM, dancers will gain a knowledge of this highly stylized and athletic art form. This class will include lessons on body isolations, free style and a strong sense of rhythm.

Hip Hop- Thursdays 3:00 to 3:30


Tippie Toe Gymnastics brings gymnastics classes to LFM every Thursday with their mobile gymnastics program!

We offer weekly gymnastics classes taught by a certified gymnastics instructor.

Tumble Class: 30 minutes (ages 2 1/2 to 4)

Gymnastics Class: 45 minutes (ages 4 to 6)

Elementary students attend gymnastics twice weekly for 1/4 of the school year as their PE class. They have other PE activities the remainder of the school year.

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Each class has Spanish circle one morning per week. Our Special Programs Coordinator, Miss Pamela, teaches the basics of Spanish during circle time. Our Primary classes have Spanish speaking assistants who reinforce vocabulary throughout each day.

Our Lower Elementary class uses an online program called Duo Lingo that integrates Spanish and technology into their curriculum.