“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
When trying to find a Montessori preschool in Fort Lee NJ, Small World Montessori is a superior education alternative which is going to ensure your children are primed for scholastic success. Sending your child to preschool is an emotional experience. It should not be a challenging and difficult process to determine which preschool to send them to. You owe it to yourself to make certain 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 like Small World Montessori.
You may think that Montessori preschools in Fort Lee NJ are just a trend. However, this is far from the case. Educators are often going to jump from one trend to another fairly quickly, and when districts and schools discover that there’s a new reading or math program out there they wind up wasting a lot of money. An environment for the child to learn and grow in that’s unstable and confusing is frequently the result. Montessori schools don’t flip flop in this manner however. This is because they don’t need to. It doesn’t matter what the student’s socio economic status is or what country it is being taught in. It has been proven that Montessori education is tremendously effective. Children today still benefit from the philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago. Montessori private schools utilize tools and knowledge which have existed for centuries, but they have been around for so long because they work.
You might be curious what a Montessori private school in Fort Lee NJ is all about in the event you are trying to make the best choice for your child. If you have not heard of this type of school you might be surprised to learn that that it goes back to 1907 with Italian educator and philosopher, in addition to being a physician and humanitarian, Dr. Maria Montessori. Emphasizing self directed learning was a key variable she concentrated on as part of her method. Physical activity is essential for the child’s education as a whole, not simply for exercise, which is another factor she was careful to stress. When properly used throughout the course of their day of learning physical activity can make it easier for children to learn abstract concepts. An additional benefit of this method is that they’re capable of learning more practical skills. Environment is also an integral factor to take into consideration when it comes to Montessori education. The fact that the child should not be forced to adapt to an environment that’s less than ideal for their education is an important aspect of this teaching approach. Instead teachers need to work hard to supply an environment which will suit the child’s development and learning. Now more popular than ever, Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children this approach, leading to it spreading around the world. Are you interested in a Montessori in Fort Lee NJ and wish to ensure the absolute best for your child? Be sure to learn more by giving us a call at Small World Montessori today.
We strive to meet your child’s needs in whatever manner we can, making us a leading choice when you’re looking for a Montessori preschool in Fort Lee NJ. Children need the appropriate stimulation if they’re to really learn and reach their full potential. Traditional academic learning has its place, but it isn’t the main focus of this kind of education. The skills and motivation which will lead to academic learning and a love for learning in general will instead be addressed in a wide range of ways by getting to the heart of the matter as your child is developing. When they’re older, the children are going to have become better learners when they were totally 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’s essential that the child’s environment be conducive to this experience and is a strong focus of any Montessori school, particularly Small World Montessori. One of the reasons you’re always capable of depending on Small World Montessori is because of the importance of finding teachers that are both experienced and familiar with the Montessori method. Our director has more than 25 years of experience when it comes to teaching and received training at a school dedicated to the Montessori technique. Small World Montessori has been serving the educational needs of young children since 1987. We have been the first choice of many parents trying to find a leading private school in Fort Lee NJ.
A top priority for us as a top choice for private preschools in Fort Lee NJ is fostering independence. Considerably more than a regular public school, a Montessori classroom fosters independence in your kids. The classroom that’s 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 need to be dictated by a teacher but instead they can be found for themselves. Results which are substantially 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 able to ‘do it themselves without asking for assistance from an adult is incredible. A prepared environment where children are able to develop independence is provided by a Montessori school. Materials are designed to be self-correcting in Montessori schools. Children are capable of identifying a mistake in their thinking without having on adult point it out. Students in Montessori preschools then have the power to ask for help when they require it, rather than an adult telling the child when they require assistance. These students start to recognize that they have the intelligence and ability to accomplish things for themselves. An incredible boost in confidence is given to your child as a result and they can feel more empowered. You’re going to see that conventional public schools systems merely can not supply your child with the education we can.
Give us a call right away to discuss our philosophies and to take a tour if you’re looking for a private preschool in Fort Lee NJ.
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.