“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

Montessori School Near Cresskill NJ

When you’re looking for a Montessori preschool in Cresskill NJ, Small World Montessori is a top choice. Small World Montessori provides a unique preschool experience which is unlike the other schools. When it comes to education we strive to take an approach which is holistic. To achieve this we teach different subjects in a variety of interesting new ways.

Preschool Cresskill NJ

Small World Montessori is a perfect choice if you are looking for a private preschool near Cresskill NJ to enroll in this fall. Our school is considerably different from a lot of other private schools in the region and elsewhere for various reasons. One of the biggest is the fact that desk work isn’t what strategy for education revolves around, and learning takes place in places other than the classroom itself. We have found the children have the easiest time learning when they are allowed to learn in the ways which come naturally to them, and often, this includes play and exploration.

Private Preschool Cresskill NJ

As a top choice for a Montessori preschool near Cresskill NJ doesn’t just focus on children’s education, but additionally on their health and wellbeing overall while they are in our care. The fact that your children are going to be happy and safe together with getting a quality education is something you can rest assured about as a result of the fact that ensuring your child is as secure and provided for as possible during their time with us is something we consider a top priority. The fact that we provide clean and allergen-free classrooms which are temperature controlled to create the perfect environment for learning is one example of this.

Preschools Cresskill NJ

Starting at a young age studies have shown that children learn in a variety of ways. These styles of learning are essential to take into consideration when you’re trying to find the ideal preschool for your child. What your child’s learning style is may not be something you’re aware of yet. This is why we make use of a range of teaching styles to help us find out. Some children have the easiest time learning during quiet times while others require lots of hands-on activities and stimulation.

Montessori Schools Cresskill NJ

Important physical and mental skills, such as motor function are still being learned by preschool aged children, which is something we’re well aware of. Restricting a preschool aged child to a chair or table or even classroom will cause them to miss many opportunities to make certain these valuable skills are capable of being developed. At Small World Montessori, this is something we take into account. Structured physical activities are planned over the course of the day to this end. This way your child is going to experience improvements in dexterity, coordination, and overall motor function. The playtime that is so important for brain growth at this crucial age is something provided at Small World Montessori.

Private Preschools Cresskill NJ

Selecting a private school in Cresskill NJ for your child isn’t easy. We know that you just want the best for your child, which is why we take the time to walk parents through our philosophies and practices. We know that you may have a range of private preschools to choose from, and we want to ensure that you, your child, and our school are the best match possible.

Montessori Preschool Cresskill NJ

Small World Montessori is your perfect choice when you are searching for a one of a kind Montessori preschool near Cresskill NJ which will not only strengthen your child’s skills in valuable subjects like math and reading, but will also allow them to develop social skills and motor function. Get in touch with Small World Montessori today to learn more, or visit the website to learn about our school and what we’re able to do for you and your child.


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)

Mehmet and Lisa Oz, Dr. Oz & Family

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!!!

Jelena Musabegovic,

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.

Risory Caraballo, LMSW,

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 :-)

Victoria and Michael Drugov,

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.

Lydia Gau, Former SWMS Student,

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.)

Larisa Berger, Former SWMS Student,

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.