“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 looking for private preschool in Palisades Park NJ? If you’d like to make sure your kids have everything they require to find success in their education, Small World Montessori is a top option. Sending your child to preschool is an emotional experience. When you are trying to determine which preschool to send them to, you may find the process difficult and challenging, but it shouldn’t be. You owe it to yourself to ensure you don’t overlook Montessori schools when you are making this important choice. A Montessori school, such as Small World Montessori is a private preschool that fosters independence and real world skills that will help your child to grow and evolve.
If you have already been looking into private preschools, you have most likely heard of the trend of Montessori preschools in Palisades Park NJ. As a matter of fact, these preschools aren’t simply trends. So often, educators jump from one trend to the next. Schools and districts spend thousands of dollars on new math and reading programs only to find two years later, there’s something better out there. An environment for the child to grow and learn in that is confusing and unstable is frequently the result. This is not going to be the case with Montessori schools however. Montessori education proves to be effective regardless of what country it’s taught in or the student’s socio economic status. The philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago still works for children today. Montessori private schools use tools and knowledge which have existed for centuries, but they’ve been around for such a long time because they work.
When you’re looking at Montessori schools in Palisades Park NJ for your child you may be curious what it’s all about. In the event you have not heard of this type of school you may be amazed to discover that that it dates back to 1907. It was begun by Italian educator and philosopher, 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. Physical activity is important for the child’s education as a whole, not simply for exercise, which is another factor she was careful to stress. Learning abstract concepts is simpler for young students when physical activity is properly incorporated into their day. They will also be taught practical skills in this manner, which is another advantage. A vital variable to which needs to be taken into account with Montessori education is definitely environment. The fact that the child shouldn’t 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 provide an environment that will suit the child’s learning and development. 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. Get in touch with us at Small World Montessori to find out more if you’re interested in private preschools in Palisades Park NJ and want to ensure the absolute best for your child.
Striving to meet your child’s needs is consistently the highest priority at Small World, making us the ideal choice for a Montessori preschool in Palisades Park NJ. If actually learning and reaching their full potential is to be possible for children they need to get the proper stimulation. While conventional academic learning has its benefits, this isn’t this type of education’s main focus. The skills and motivation which will lead to academic learning and a love for learning in general will instead be addressed in a wide array of ways by getting to the heart of the matter as your child is developing. Making sure the child is fully engaged in their learning experience when they’re younger yields great rewards later in life as they become better learners. They’re going to be driven to learn not out of desire to please the teacher or complete assignments, 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. A strong focus of any Montessori school, especially Small World Montessori, is ensuring that the child’s environment is conducive to this experience. Finding teachers which are experienced and familiar with the Montessori approach is essential. This is why you’re capable of counting on us at Small World. Our director has more than 25 years of experience in 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 and has been a top choice of parents searching for a leading Montessori preschool Montessori in Palisades Park NJ.
A top priority for us as a leading choice for Montessori schools in Palisades Park NJ is fostering independence. A Montessori school is unlike a regular public school in that everything it does is geared towards fostering your kids’ independence. Many things that an adult would usually do for a child the classroom will instead be prepared to allow the child to do for themselves. Children find their own motivations for learning opposed to simply being dictated by an instructor. Rather than the stepwise directions of the teacher, much better outcomes happen when their own motivation for learning is discovered. Children that are able to do it for themselves without asking for an adult’s assistance will show a fantastic deal of pride. A prepared environment where kids are able to develop independence is supplied by a Montessori school. One of the advantages of Montessori preschools is that materials are designed to be self correcting. 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 request assistance when they require it, in place of an adult telling the child when they require help. These students begin to understand that they have the intelligence and ability to do things for themselves. This is empowering to the child, and gives them an unbelievable a increase in confidence. You will see that conventional public schools systems just can’t supply your child with the education we can.
When you are searching for private preschools in Palisades Park NJ and want to find out more about what we’re all about or even take a tour, all you’ve got to do is get in touch with 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.