“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

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Small World Montessori is an excellent education option that will prime your children for scholastic success if you are searching for a Montessori preschool in Tenafly NJ. Sending your child to preschool is an emotional experience. It should not be a difficult and challenging process to determine which preschool to send them to. Montessori schools shouldn’t be overlooked if you’re making this significant decision. The goal of Montessori schools such as Small World Montessori is ensuring your children are capable of growing and evolving thanks to the independence and real world skills they foster.

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When you have already been looking into private preschools, you have probably heard of the trend of Montessori preschools in Tenafly NJ. However, this is far from the case. 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 is something better out there. When it comes to your child’s growing and learning environment, this is capable of making it confusing and challenging. Montessori schools do not flip flop in this manner however. This is because they don’t need to. Montessori education has been demonstrated 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. The tools and knowledge utilized by Montessori private schools have been around for centuries. They’re still being used today as a result of how effective they truly are.

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If you are trying to make the best choice for your child and looking into a Montessori private school in Tenafly NJ you might be curious like a lot of parents what it is all about. If you haven’t heard of this kind of school you might be surprised to find out that it dates back to 1907 with Italian educator and philosopher, in addition to being a physician and humanitarian, Dr. Maria Montessori. As part of her method, self-directed learning was recognized as a vital factor to focus on. 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 easier for young students when physical activity is properly integrated into their day. They’re additionally going to be taught practical abilities in this manner, which is another advantage. An integral factor when it comes to Montessori education is environment. The idea is that the child shouldn’t be forced to adapt to an environment which is less than ideal for their education, but instead teachers should work hard to provide an environment that is going to suit the child’s learning and development. As Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children this approach to education spread throughout many areas of the world. Now it’s more popular than ever. Are you curious about a private preschool in Tenafly NJ and wish to ensure the absolute best for your child? Be sure to learn more by getting in touch with us at Small World Montessori today.

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Striving to meet your child’s requirements is consistently the top priority at Small World, making us the ideal choice for a Montessori preschool in Tenafly NJ. Children need the proper stimulation if they’re to truly learn and reach their full potential. Traditional academic learning has its place, but it isn’t the main focus of this type of education. It is essential to get to the heart of the matter as your child is developing. In a wide array of ways, the abilities and motivation which will lead to academic learning and also a love for learning in general will instead be addressed. When they may be older, the children are going to have become better learners when they were completely engaged in what they were learning when they were younger. When the teacher ensures the child’s stimulation in this manner, they’ll feel driven to learn not out of desire to please the teacher or complete assignments, but for the joy and pleasure of learning itself, which is something that will last all through life. The environment the child learns in should be ensured to be conducive to this experience, which is a primary focus of any Montessori school, but particularly Small World Montessori. Among the reasons you’re always able to rely on Small World Montessori is because of the importance of finding teachers that are both experienced and familiar with the Montessori method. Our director received training at a school focused on the Montessori approach and has over 25 years of experience. We have been a leading choice of parents trying to find a leading Montessori in Tenafly NJ and have been serving the educational requirements of young children since 1987.

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A top priority for us as a top choice for Montessori schools in Tenafly NJ is fostering independence. Considerably more than a regular public school, a Montessori classroom fosters independence in your kids. A large number of things that an adult would generally 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 just being dictated by an instructor. When they discover their own motivation for learning, instead of the stepwise directions of the instructor, considerably better results occur. The pride you see in these children who are able to ‘do it themselves without asking for assistance from an adult is incredible. A Montessori preschool classroom in provides a prepared environment where kids 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 errors in their thinking. Instead of an adult telling the child when they need help, students in Montessori schools have the power to ask for assistance when they require it. These students begin to recognize that they have the intelligence and ability to do things for themselves. This is empowering to the child, and provides them with an unbelievable a boost in confidence. To put it simply, Small World Montessori in we help to prepare your child for a life in the real world better than a typical public school system.

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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.