Our Programs

Academic programming

TLS Montessori is dedicated to the development of the whole child as a unique individual through the prepared environment of Montessori Teachers & Learning materials. Your child will develop self-discipline, concentration, independence and a thirst for lifetime learning. They will develop and respect themselves, others and their environment.

At TLS daycare center we take pride in helping children prepare for a bright future. In Our lovely cozy homelike facility, your child will be taught by our staff of full qualified and caring professionals. We offer only the best education for your developing youngsters through practice, encouragement and love.

Infants Ages 6 weeks- 24 months

Our infant program provides a safe, secure, warm and caring environment for your baby to grow and thrive. Here they will begin to crawl, walk and develop their motor skills. Your baby will learn songs, play instruments and explore many seasonal activities. We include in our daily routine:

Music and Movement:
Includes songs, instruments, self expression and dance. Encourages your child to express their artistic side.

Art and Sensory:
Includes simple art projects, finger paint, coloring, play dough, shaving cream and sand activities for sensory development.

Fine Motor Play:
Help build skills needed to grow – Includes playing with blocks, connecting parts, cooking projects and manipulative toys for eye hand coordination.

Massage Time:
After each change of diapers, we talk, sing and give massages with natural oils. We interact and talk to connect with your infant.

31-32 47th st Astoria NY, 11103

Toddlers Ages 2-3 years

Our Toddlers program is designed to address the needs of this early developmental period by focusing on the processes of independent exploration, learning, and the joy of discovering the world. Toddlers receive responsive, individualized attention to help them with practical life skills, sensorial exploration, language development, development of fine and gross motor skills, investigation of the natural world through science, and an appreciation of art and music.

Toddlers enjoy group activities including songs, stories, movement, Spanish, Art and Music Together outdoor play, and snacks. Materials are carefully selected and prepared for children in this critical stage of learning and discovery.

Pre-School Ages 3-4 years

Preschool is an exciting time for a Montessori child. The Montessori curriculum is more advanced than most Pre-K programs. Children are introduced to basic geometry, cultural geography and other sophisticated concepts. They also begin to read, while pre-k students in many other programs are just learning to recognize letters and numbers.

We provide intriguing learning materials that encourage engagement and a joy of learning. Students learn through hands-on experience, investigation and research. They become actively engaged in their studies, rather than passive listeners.

Weekend Program Ages 3-12 years

Welcome to The Learning Station, a high quality learning center in a new location. We are located at 31-24 38th st, and 31-32 47th st. For over 10 years we have been serving families in Astoria. We are an innovative and affordable child care and preschool, inspired by Montessori and cooperative learning approach.

We serve children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

+ After School Program

We offer convenient before and after school care programs for children ages between 3 and 6 years old. Please contact us for details.

2:30pm – 6:00pm
Monday – Friday

• Certified teacher
• Pick up from nearby schools
• Homework help
• Academic enrichment
• Curriculum aligned with DOE and Montessouri method
• Language
• Individual tutoring and test preparation

+ Extra Curricular Programs

Our extra-curricular programs are available for children ages 3-6.

Daycare / Montessori Inspired

Our curriculum and programs are designed to build a strong foundation in academics as well as social, emotional, physical and moral development. We offer an enriching curriculum based on the five components of the Montessori Approach: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Culture.


These activities which surround the use of sensorial materials leads the child from sensation to ideas; from the concrete to the abstract and to the association of ideas. These materials also assist the child in learning to differentiate between sizes, colors, weights, textures, sounds, odors, and tastes. These materials include sandpaper in varying degrees of roughness, red rods, pink tower, cylinder blocks, color tablets, geometric cabinet sound boxes, and bells. Students become involved in exercises which allow him/her to organize and classify.

Practical Life

The purpose of these activities is to enable the child to acquire coordination, orderliness, self-confidence, independence, control over his/her small muscle movements and to enable him/her to understand the function of his/her immediate environment. Student will learn to open, shut, carry pour, peal, cut, wash. In addition polishing, scrubbing, the use of buttons, zippers, snaps, ties and latches. The child’s experiences will also include care of person and care of environment.


The development of language begins with speech and progresses into writing and reading. Vocabulary enrichment activities enable the child to classify his/her environment, enlarge his/her vocabulary and develop communication skills. The geometric insets are used to develop the small muscles as a preparation for writing. The movable alphabet, phonogram board and grammar boxes are used to teach analysis of sentences.


The child progresses from concrete to abstract through the use of materials such as beads, spindle boxes, and number charts. The number rods are used to teach the decimal system which is the basis for all branches of mathematics.


The children learn about the world around them, cultural diversity and distant lands. The child’s first impressions in geography are sensorial globes, puzzle maps, flags and geographical land formations which enable the child to learn and to become interested in the world in which we live.

Outdoor Activities

When weather permits: we provide backyard play time, trips to near by playgrounds and field trips.

Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!