“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
Be certain you check out Small World Montessori when you’d like to enroll your child in a leading Montessori preschool in Leonia NJ. Holistic education is something we concentrate on strongly as a leading Montessori school. We don’t strictly depend on standard methods of preschool education which limit children’s natural inclination towards creativity and curiosity. These natural tendencies are however what Small World Montessori is centered on. Having the ability to ask questions and explore ideas in their own way results in children being inherently more likely to learn. However, a pre-set curriculum is something which many private schools do not permit their students to deviate from, and they don’t have the opportunity to learn ideas on their own terms. Do you want to make certain your children have the best education possible but would like to make certain their innate ability to learn through play is not discouraged? Montessori schools are an ideal alternative. This is the reason Small World Montessori is the choice such a large number of parents make if they’re looking for a private preschool in Leonia NJ.
Children of preschool age or even older have been benefitting from the Montessori approach regardless of the fact that this kind of preschool has been around for decades. You may be faced with a very difficult choice when it is time to enroll your child in preschool. This is likely the first time your child is going to be away from you for extended periods of time. Making sure they are receiving the best attention possible and having the most fun and education filled days as possible is vital. Small World Montessori provides you with these essential qualities if you’re looking at private preschools in Leonia NJ. A more holistic approach to learning blended with conventional means makes certain that every day is both full of new information and interesting for your children.
Our commitment to both outdoor and indoor learning is one of the reasons we’re a top choice for a private school in Leonia NJ. Many private schools are strictly indoors-only. As a matter of fact, this is the standard model for preschool and all education levels in the majority of private schools and public schools. Having education take place both indoors and outdoors is essential for preschoolers especially, on the other hand. Kids that are of preschool age are developing both their motor and mental skills. Through games and other activities, taking the classroom outdoors provides children with the chance to develop these vital movement skills. Learning about the outdoors is additionally a fantastic means of keeping young students engaged. If they are forced to stay inside all day, preschoolers that would rather be playing outside will be significantly more likely to lose interest. Spending time outside, when the weather permits, has the ability to help you blend play and education more easily. This is going to make sure students that stay engaged throughout the day.
When you’re trying to discover a leading Montessori preschool in Leonia NJ because you want to provide your child with the best possible preschool experience, Small World Montessori is the perfect choice. In order to facilitate learning, our classrooms are designed to be both free of distractions and comfortable. With central heating and cooling, bulky jackets and cold air aren’t a distraction during cold winter months, and the classroom is a nice, cool reprieve from the summer heat. Thinking about the environment and the building is essential when you are looking at private preschools, in addition to the teachers and the organization. Montessori schools are designed to be holistic learning environments that are calm and peaceful. Are you interested in enrolling your child in a private school in Leonia NJ? Find out more by calling Small World Montessori.
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.