“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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When looking for a Montessori preschool in Cliffside Park NJ, Small World Montessori is a superior education choice which will prime your children for scholastic success. Sending your child to preschool is an emotional experience. When you’re trying to decide which preschool to send them to, you may find the process challenging and difficult, but it should not be. Montessori schools should not be overlooked when you are making this important decision. The goal of Montessori schools such as Small World Montessori is ensuring your children can grow and evolve thanks to the independence and real world skills they foster.

Preschool Cliffside Park NJ

If you’ve already been looking into private preschools, you have probably heard of the trend of Montessori school in Cliffside Park NJ. They’re more than that however. 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 discover two years later, there’s something better out there. This produces a confusing and unstable environment for a child to grow and learn within. This isn’t going to be the case with Montessori schools however. It does not matter what the student’s socio-economic status is or what country it’s being taught in. It has been proven that Montessori education is tremendously effective. Kids today still benefit from the philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago. The knowledge and tools used by Montessori private schools have been around for centuries. They are still used today because of how well they work.

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If you are trying to make the best option for your child and looking into a Montessori preschool in Cliffside Park NJ you may be curious like a lot of parents what it is all about. Italian educator and philosopher, in addition to being a humanitarian and physician, Dr. Maria Montessori started this type of education, which dates back to 1907. Placing an emphasis on self directed learning was a crucial variable she focused on as part of her method. The fact that physical activity was useful for more than simply exercise and was vital for the child’s education as a whole is something else which she stressed. Physical activity is capable of making it easier for children to understand abstract concepts when properly utilized during the course of their day of learning. They’ll also be taught practical abilities in this manner, which is another advantage. A key variable to that needs to be taken into consideration with Montessori education is definitely environment. This teaching method states that teachers need to work hard to provide an environment that will suit the child’s development and learning instead of a child being forced to conform to an environment that’s less than ideal for their education. Now more popular than ever, Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children this method, resulting in it spreading around the world. In the event you are interested in Montessori schools in Cliffside Park NJ and want to ensure the absolute best for your child contact us at Small World Montessori to learn more.

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We strive to meet your child’s requirements in whatever way we can, making us a top choice when you need a Montessori preschool in Cliffside Park NJ. If they are to truly learn and achieve their full potential, appropriate stimulation is necessary for children. Conventional academic learning has its place. However, it is not what this type of education focuses on. By getting to the heart of the matter as your child is developing, the abilities and motivation that will lead to academic learning as well as a love for learning in general will instead be addressed in a broad range of ways. When the child is completely engaged in what they’re learning they’re going to become better learners when they are older. They’re going to 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 manner. This will serve them all throughout their life in a lot of areas. It’s important that the child’s environment be conducive to this experience and is a strong focus of any Montessori school, especially Small World Montessori. This is why finding teachers that are experienced and familiar with the Montessori approach is essential, and this is the reason you are able to count on us at Small World. Our director has more than 25 years of experience when it comes to teaching and was trained at a school dedicated to the Montessori approach. Small World Montessori has been serving the educational needs of young children since 1987. We’ve been the first choice of many parents searching for a top private preschool in Cliffside Park NJ.

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As a leading choice for a private school in Cliffside Park 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 kids’ independence. Many things that an adult would often do for a child the classroom will instead be prepared to allow the child to do for themselves. Motivations for learning in this case don’t have to be dictated by a teacher but instead they’re capable of being discovered for themselves. When they discover their own motivation for learning, instead of the stepwise directions of the teacher, considerably better results occur. The pride you see in these children who are able to ‘do it themselves without asking for help from an adult is incredible. A Montessori preschool classroom in supplies a prepared environment where kids are able to develop independence. Among the advantages of Montessori preschools is that materials are designed to be self correcting. Children are taught not to always need an adult to point out mistakes in their thinking, but identify it themselves. The power to ask for help when they need it is available to Montessori school students, and won’t have to have an adult tell the child when they require assistance. These students start to recognize that they have the intelligence and ability to do things on their own. The outcome is a child who feels more empowered and experiences an incredible boost in confidence. You will see that standard public schools systems only can’t supply your child with the education we can.

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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.