“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
Small World Montessori is an excellent education option which will prime your children for scholastic success if you’re searching for a private preschool in Englewood NJ. Parents who send their child to preschool agree that it’s an experience that is both emotional and difficult. Deciding which preschool to send them to is capable of being a challenging and difficult process. Montessori schools should not be overlooked if you’re making this significant choice. 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 have already been trying to find a school for your child, you may think a Montessori school in Englewood NJ is just a trend. Actually, these preschools aren’t just trends. So often, educators jump from one trend to the next. Schools and districts spend thousands of dollars on new math and reading programs simply to find two years later, there’s something better out there. This results in a confusing and unstable environment for a child to grow and learn within. This is not going to be the case with Montessori schools however. Montessori education has been demonstrated to be effective regardless of what country it is taught in or the student’s socio economic status. Kids today still benefit from the philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago. Montessori private schools use knowledge and tools that have existed for centuries, but they have been around for so long because they work.
If you’re attempting to make the best choice for your child and looking into a Montessori preschool in Englewood NJ you might be curious like many parents what it’s all about. If you have not heard of this type of school you may be surprised to find out that it dates back to 1907 with Italian philosopher and educator, in addition to being a physician and humanitarian, Dr. Maria Montessori. Placing an emphasis on self directed learning was a crucial factor she concentrated on as part of her method. She also stressed the fact that physical activity was useful for more than just exercise and was crucial for the child’s education as a whole. When properly used throughout the course of their day of learning physical activity can make it simpler for children to understand abstract concepts. They’re additionally going to be taught practical abilities in this manner, that is another benefit. Environment is also a key factor to consider when it comes to Montessori education. This teaching technique states that teachers need to work hard to supply an environment which is going to suit the child’s development and learning rather than a child being forced to conform to an environment that’s less than ideal for their education. This method of education spread throughout many areas of the world as Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children, and now it is more popular than ever. Are you interested in a Montessori preschool in Englewood NJ and want to ensure the very best for your child? Be certain to find out more by getting in touch with us at Small World Montessori today.
We are a top choice when you’re in need of a Montessori preschool in Englewood NJ because we strive to meet your child’s requirements. If genuinely learning and reaching their full potential is to be possible for children they have to get the proper stimulation. While conventional academic learning has its advantages, this isn’t this type of education’s main focus. It is important to get to the heart of the matter as your child is developing. In a broad range of ways, the abilities and motivation which will lead to academic learning along with a love for learning in general will instead be addressed. When they are older, the children are going to have become better learners when they were completely engaged in what they were learning when they were younger. They’ll be driven to learn not out of desire to please the teacher or complete tasks, but for the joy and pleasure of learning itself when the teacher ensures the child’s stimulation in this way. This will serve them all throughout their life in a lot of areas. It is essential that the child’s environment be conducive to this experience and is a strong focus of any Montessori school, particularly Small World Montessori. Finding teachers that are experienced and familiar with the Montessori technique is important. This is the reason you’re capable of depending on us at Small World. Not only does our director have more than twenty five years of experience, but she was additionally trained at a school focused on 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 leading Montessori preschool Montessori in Englewood NJ.
As a leading choice for a private preschool in Englewood NJ, fostering independence is a top priority. Everything concerning a Montessori classroom fosters independence in your kids, considerably more than a normal public preschool. The classroom which is prepared to allow the child to do for themselves what an adult would normally do for a child. Motivations for learning in this case won’t have to be dictated by a teacher but rather they can be discovered for themselves. Rather than the stepwise directions of the teacher, much better results happen when their own motivation for understanding is discovered. Children that are capable of doing it for themselves without asking for an adult’s assistance will show an excellent deal of pride. A Montessori preschool classroom in provides a prepared environment where children are capable of developing independence. Materials in Montessori preschools are created to be self-correcting. Without having an adult point it out, children are taught to identify mistakes in their thinking. Students in Montessori preschools then have the power to request help when they require it, in place of an adult telling the child when they require assistance. These students begin to understand that they have the intelligence and ability to do things on their own. Children find this empowering and it gives them an unbelievable a increase in confidence. You’ll see that conventional public schools systems merely can’t provide your child with the education we can.
When you are looking for Montessori schools in Englewood 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.