“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 trying to find Montessori preschool in Tenafly NJ? When you’d like to make sure your kids have everything they need to discover success in their education, Small World Montessori is a top choice. It can be a difficult and emotional experience when you send your child to preschool. It should not be a difficult and challenging process to decide which preschool to send them to. You owe it to yourself to ensure you do not overlook Montessori schools when you’re making this important choice. Fostering independence and real world skills to help your child grow and evolve is what the goal of a Montessori school such as Small World Montessori.
If you’ve already been looking for a school for your child, you may believe a Montessori preschool in Tenafly NJ is only a trend. As a matter of fact, these preschools are not merely trends. Educators will jump from one trend to another fairly quickly, and when districts and schools discover that there is a new reading or math program out there they wind up wasting a lot of money. This results in a confusing and unstable environment for a child to grow and learn within. Montessori schools do not flip flop in this manner however. This is because they don’t have to. Whatever country it is taught in or the socio economic status of the students, the effectiveness of Montessori schools has been established. The philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago still works for kids in the present day. The knowledge and tools used by Montessori private schools have been around for centuries. They are still used today because of how effective they truly are.
When you’re looking at Montessori private schools in Tenafly NJ for your child you may be curious what it’s all about. Italian philosopher and educator, in addition to being a humanitarian and physician, Dr. Maria Montessori began this type of education, which dates back to 1907. Placing an emphasis on self directed learning was a key variable she concentrated on as part of her method. She additionally stressed the fact that physical activity was useful for more than merely exercise and was essential for the child’s education as a whole. Learning abstract concepts is simpler for young students when physical activity is correctly incorporated into their day. This can also provide the benefit of teaching them skills which are practical. Environment is additionally a vital factor to take into consideration when it comes to Montessori education. This teaching method states that teachers need to work hard to provide an environment that will suit the child’s learning and development as opposed to a child being forced to conform to an environment that will be less than ideal for their education. This approach to education spread throughout many areas of the world as Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children, and now it’s more popular than ever. In the event you’re interested in private preschools in Tenafly NJ and want to ensure the absolute best for your child contact us at Small World Montessori to find out more.
We are a leading choice if you’re in need of a private preschool in Tenafly NJ because we strive to meet your child’s needs. Children need the appropriate stimulation if they are to truly learn and reach their full potential. Conventional academic learning has its place, but it is not the prime focus of this kind of education. By getting to the heart of the matter as your child is developing, the skills and motivation that will lead to academic learning as well as a love for learning in general will instead be addressed in a wide array of ways. Ensuring the child is completely engaged in their learning experience when they are younger yields excellent rewards later in life as they become better learners. A child should not be driven to learn out of real desire to please the teacher or complete tasks. Instead the teacher needs to make sure they’re stimulated correctly so they are driven to learn for the joy and pleasure of learning itself. The environment the child learns in must be ensured to be conducive to this experience, which is a primary focus of any Montessori school, but particularly Small World Montessori. Finding teachers that are experienced and familiar with the Montessori approach is essential. This is why you are able to trust us at Small World. Our director has more than 25 years of experience in teaching and was trained at a school dedicated to the Montessori approach. Small World Montessori has been serving the educational needs of young children since 1987 and has been the first choice of many parents searching for a top Montessori school in Tenafly NJ.
A high priority for us as a top choice for private schools in Tenafly NJ is fostering independence. Much more than a regular public school, a Montessori classroom fosters independence in your children. 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. As opposed to just being dictated by a teacher, children find their own motivations for learning. Results that are considerably better occur when their own motivation for learning is discovered as opposed to having a teacher always instructing them step by step. The pride you see in these children who are capable of ‘doing it themselves without asking for help from an adult is incredible. A prepared environment where kids are capable of developing independence is supplied by a Montessori school. Materials in Montessori preschools are created to be self-correcting. Children are taught to not always need an adult to point out errors in their thought process, but identify it themselves. Rather than an adult telling the child when they require assistance, students in Montessori schools have the power to request help when they need it. These students begin to recognize that they have the intelligence and ability to do things on their own. The outcome is a child who feels more empowered and experiences an incredible boost in confidence. The fact that at Small World Montessori in we assist in preparing your child for a life in the real world better than a standard public school system is something that should become clear as a result.
If you’re looking for private preschools in Tenafly NJ and want to find out more about what we are all about or even take a tour, all you have got to do is call us today.
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.