“We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active…That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori
Have you been searching for Montessori preschool in Leonia NJ? When you’d like to make sure your kids have everything they require to find success in their education, Small World Montessori is a top option. Sending your kid to preschool is an emotional experience. It should not be a difficult and challenging process to decide which preschool to send them to. If you’re making this important decision, be sure you don’t overlook Montessori schools. Fostering independence and real world skills to help your child grow and evolve is what the goal of a Montessori school like Small World Montessori.
If you’ve already been looking into private preschools, you have probably heard of the trend of Montessori preschools in Leonia NJ. They are more than that however. Educators are often going to jump from one trend to another fairly quickly, and when districts and schools find that there’s a new math or reading program out there they wind up wasting a great deal of money. This results in an unstable and confusing environment for a child to grow and learn within. This isn’t going to be the case with Montessori schools however. Montessori education proves to be effective regardless of what country it is taught in or the student’s socio economic status. The philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago still works for children in the present day. Montessori private schools use tools and knowledge that have been around for centuries, but they have been around for such a long time because they work.
You may be curious what a Montessori private school in Leonia NJ is all about when you are trying to make the best choice for your child. In the event you have not heard of this kind of school you might be amazed to find out that it goes back to 1907. It was started by Italian educator and philosopher, in addition to being a humanitarian and physician, Dr. Maria Montessori. As part of her method, she focused on the fact that a key factor to success is self-directed learning. She additionally stressed the fact that physical activity was useful for more than merely exercise and was key for the child’s education as a whole. When properly used throughout the course of their day of learning physical activity is capable of making it easier for children to learn abstract concepts. This can additionally offer the benefit of teaching them skills which are practical. An integral factor in regards to Montessori education is environment. This teaching technique states that teachers need to work hard to provide an environment which will suit the child’s development and learning instead of a child being forced to adjust to an environment that will be less than ideal for their education. Now more popular than ever, Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children this method, leading to it spreading around the world. If you’re interested in Montessori schools in Leonia NJ and want to ensure the very best for your child contact us at Small World Montessori to find out more.
We strive to meet your child’s needs in whatever manner we can, making us a leading choice if you need a Montessori school in Leonia NJ. If they’re to really learn and achieve their full potential, proper stimulation is essential for children. While conventional academic learning has its advantages, this isn’t this type of education’s prime focus. By getting to the heart of the matter as your child is developing, the abilities and motivation that will lead to academic learning as well as a love for learning in general will instead be addressed in a wide variety of ways. Ensuring the child is completely engaged in their learning experience when they are younger yields great rewards later in life as they become better learners. A child shouldn’t be driven to learn out of real desire to please the teacher or complete assignments. Instead the teacher should make certain they are stimulated correctly so they’re driven to learn for the joy and pleasure of learning itself. The environment the child learns in should be ensured to be conducive to this experience, which is a primary focus of any Montessori school, but especially Small World Montessori. Among the reasons you’re always able to trust Small World Montessori is because of the importance of finding teachers that are both experienced and familiar with the Montessori technique. Our director has more than 25 years of experience when it comes to education and received training at a school focused on the Montessori approach. Small World Montessori has been serving the educational requirements of young children since 1987 and has been the first choice of many parents looking for a leading Montessori school in Leonia NJ.
A high priority for us as a leading choice for private preschools in Leonia NJ is fostering independence. A Montessori school is unlike a regular public school in that everything it does is geared towards fostering your kids’ independence. Whereas in a large number of cases an adult would do certain things for a child, our school is prepared to allow the child to do it for themselves. Children find their own motivations for learning instead of merely being dictated by a teacher. Instead of the stepwise directions of the teacher, much better results happen when their own motivation for learning is discovered. When children are capable of doing something for themselves as an alternative to asking an adult you’re going to see a great amount of pride. A Montessori preschool classroom in supplies a prepared environment where kids are capable of developing independence. Materials are designed to be self correcting in Montessori schools. Children are taught to not always need an adult to point out errors in their thought process, but identify it themselves. The power to ask for help when they need it is available to Montessori school students, and don’t need to have an adult tell the child when they require assistance. When this happens, the students begin to recognize that they can do more things for themselves as a result of the intelligence and ability they develop. The outcome is a child who feels more empowered and experiences an incredible boost in confidence. You’ll see that conventional public schools systems merely can’t provide your child with the education we can.
Looking for a Montessori preschool in Leonia NJ? Call us today if you’d like to take a tour or just learn what we’re all about.
Mrs. Robins is an outstanding teacher. She has created a structured yet nurturing environment in which young minds can thrive mentally and emotionally. All four of our children graduated from Small World Montessori and we couldn't be happier with the experience. (children attended between 1988 and 2005)
This school is a very serious place. Your child will be learning how to learn in peaceful, ordered and organized environment. But, it is much more than that. When you visit your child, you will start to feel the school's serenity come over you, and you know this is a rare find in today's turbulent world. That serenity will slowly but surely fill your child's heart. But wait, there's more to it. After a year or two you will realize this place is an extended family.
You will find that teachers and the principal deeply care about your child, as if it were their own child, niece or grandchild. You will know they actually understand your traffic jam, business difficulty, whatever. You will start to feel blessed with your luck to have found it. And, after your child leaves, it will be clear that they had the best possible start. Our two daughters sure did. Thank you Small World!!!
We are extremely pleased with the staff and with the quality of instruction that our daughter has received at Small World Montessori School (SWM) since September 2009.
My husband and I researched many preschools before selecting SWM and have been very satisfied with our decision. As a clinical early childhood social worker, I've worked with the preschool population for the past 10 years and have toured many of the Manhattan preschools with clients looking for quality preschools. This experience assisted my selection process in that I was able to determine how dedicated and knowledgeable the director and the teachers are at SWM.
The teachers at Small World Montessori are warm, caring, devoted, and most importantly very well informed about child development. They comprehend the uniqueness of each child and are very in tuned with the needs of all the children. Our daughter is provided with individual attention when required, but ultimately encouraged to become independent and confident in achieving everyday skills. Since the beginning, our daughter's teacher has been in constant communication with us about progress, concerns, and feedback on how to respond to certain situations.
My daughter is happy, socializes well with her peers, is acquiring pre-academic skills, and is much more confident since she started attending the school. She is learning at an amazing pace and comes home eager to show off what she is learning.
The facility is extremely well kept, clean, and organized which makes it very easy for the children to navigate through the materials and feel organized themselves. We are very grateful and feel very relaxed knowing that our little girl is in very good hands.
We strongly recommend this school to parents who understand that learning is a natural phenomenon that happens when children are provided with the right structure, nurture, oversight and encouragement.
Ms. Robins! Thank you for everything. You are doing such a great job and we are so happy that we found Small World last summer! I cannot express how grateful we are for everything that you do! You are one of the best teachers that I've seen in my life and I am proud to have you as Sophia's first teacher.
The performance today was amazing and it truly was one of the best things that we've seen :-)
Going to Ms. Robins' Montessori pre-school gave me an edge on school. I was enrolled there until Kindergarten, then I attended the local public schools thereafter. I could read before my other classmates and conceptualize certain mathematic models more easily. But most of all, I was well behaved - something that my teachers greatly appreciated. I excelled all throughout school with great study habits and accomplished my goals I set out to do. I ended up second in my graduating class and I am now attending the University of Pennsylvania.
If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Not only did I develop a great basis for understanding how to grasp difficult concepts, but I also learned how to socialize properly too. If you ask me what I got out of my Montessori education: it primed me with an exceptional foundation that affects who I am today.
Oh yeah, and I also found my best friend of 17 years.
Small World was where I had my last tantrum. It's where I learned to function as an only-child and where I evolved into an adolescent and then an adult. Up until that afternoon of my last tantrum, the world was mine. I was a three year old creative spirit run wild.
But on that autumn day, my world changed. Suddenly everything was not about what I wanted when I wanted it. There were other people like my mom and dad who wanted things too. Even my friends wanted things. I may not have wanted to leave school and my friends that particular afternoon but there was limited time to run errands and do grocery shopping.
Ms. Robbins made it clear to me and my mother that my mother's needs should come first. For the first time it was evident that it wasn't all about me and my tyrannical post toddler dictations. There was an entire world functioning separate from myself and it was high time I joined it. 'Be Sensible. Concentrate' were The Small World mantras. To this day I am reminded of those commanding sentences and every day I still apply them to my life.
(Larisa Berger is currently a Junior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying computer science and creative writing.)
We are the families of Small World Montessori School’s Class of 2016. Among us, we have 18 Small World students, 7 alumni, 9 in the graduating class, 2 still attending. Why do we send all our children to Small World? Because the school is phenomenal. The teachers are all very experienced and devoted to our children. Open communications with parents are always emphasized and do not stop even if the child has graduated. We have all witnessed the differences in our children as the results from working with the staff.
One parent was once a Small World student herself. “The whole basis of my education lies with her (Mrs. Robins) and the things I learned at this school. Montessori children are not like the rest, we think outside the box, we are problem solvers, we have empathy and we love to learn.” We all agree. And even though academic skills are never emphasized, somehow the children excel academically. Most of them are at first grade level by the end of kindergarten.
The world is a complicated place and our children are at a crossroads. We know under the loving care of Small World, our children developed core values and character that will help them succeed as they venture out into the Big World. What’s more, we take comfort in knowing that our children can always come back to Small World. The school will always be a place that they can call home, a place that they can feel safe. Just ask our older kids.
We are proud, and truly feel blessed that our children belong to the Small World Montessori School’s family.