“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 looking for a Montessori preschool in Weehawken NJ, Small World Montessori is a superior education choice which will ensure your children are primed for scholastic success. Parents who send their child to preschool agree that it is an experience which is both difficult and emotional. Deciding which preschool to send them to can be quite a difficult and challenging process. When you are making this important selection, make sure you don’t overlook Montessori schools. A Montessori school, like Small World Montessori is a private preschool which fosters independence and real world skills that will help your child to grow and evolve.
If you have already been looking for a school for your child, you may believe a Montessori school in Weehawken NJ is merely a trend. As a matter of fact, these preschools aren’t only trends. So often, educators jump from one trend to the next. Districts and schools spend thousands of dollars on new math and reading programs simply to discover two years later, there is something better out there. 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. Whatever country it’s taught in or the student’s socio economic status, the effectiveness of Montessori schools has been demonstrated. Children today still benefit from the philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago. The tools and knowledge utilized by Montessori private schools have been around for centuries. They are still being used today as a result of how well they work.
You may be curious what a Montessori private preschool in Weehawken NJ is all about if you’re trying to make the best choice for your child. If you haven’t heard of this type of school you may be surprised to find out that it goes back to 1907 with Italian educator and philosopher, in addition to being a humanitarian and physician, Dr. Maria Montessori. Emphasizing self directed learning was a key factor she focused on as part of her method. The fact that physical activity was useful for more than just exercise and was essential for the child’s education as a whole is something else which she stressed. When correctly used throughout the course of their day of learning physical activity can make it simpler for children to understand abstract concepts. They will also be taught practical abilities in this manner, that is another advantage. A vital factor when it comes to Montessori education is environment. This teaching technique states that teachers should work hard to provide an environment that will suit the child’s development and learning as opposed to a child being forced to conform to an environment that will be less than ideal for their education. Now more popular than ever, Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children this approach, resulting in it spreading around the world. Contact us at Small World Montessori to learn more if you’re interested in Montessori schools in Weehawken NJ and want to ensure the absolute best for your child.
We’re a leading choice if you’re in need of a private preschool in Weehawken NJ because we strive to meet your child’s requirements. Children need the appropriate stimulation if they’re to really learn and reach their full potential. Traditional academic learning has its place. However, it is not the focus of this kind of education. The abilities and motivation that will lead to academic learning along with a love for learning in general will instead be addressed in a wide range of ways by getting to the heart of the issue as your child is developing. When the child is completely engaged in what they are learning they’ll become better students when they are older. A child should not be driven to learn out of genuine desire to please the teacher or complete assignments. Instead the teacher should make certain they are stimulated correctly so they are driven to learn for the joy and pleasure of learning itself. 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 method is essential. This is the reason you’re capable of relying on us at Small World. Our director received training at a school focused on the Montessori approach and has more than 25 years of experience. Small World Montessori has been serving the educational requirements of young children since 1987. We have been a top choice of parents searching for a top Montessori in Weehawken NJ.
As a leading choice for a private school in Weehawken NJ, fostering independence is a top priority. A Montessori school is unlike a regular public school in that everything it does is geared towards fostering your children’s independence. A lot of things that an adult would often 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 a teacher. Results which are considerably better occur when their own motivation for learning is discovered instead of having a teacher always instructing them step by step. Children that are capable of doing it for themselves without asking for an adult’s assistance is going to show a great deal of pride. A Montessori preschool classroom in provides a prepared environment where children are able to develop independence. Materials are designed to be self correcting in Montessori schools. Children are taught not to always need an adult to point out errors in their thinking, but figure it out for themselves. Instead of an adult telling the child when they require help, students in Montessori schools have the power to request help when they require it. These students begin to comprehend that they have the intelligence and ability to do things on their own. An unbelievable boost in confidence is given to your child as a result and they can feel more empowered. 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.
When you are trying to find private preschools in Weehawken NJ and are hoping 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.