“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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Have you been searching for private preschool in Ridgefield NJ? If you want to ensure your children have everything they need to discover success in their education, Small World Montessori is a top selection. 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 should not be. You owe it to yourself to make sure you do not overlook Montessori schools if 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.

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If you’ve already been searching for a school for your child, you may believe a Montessori preschool in Ridgefield NJ is merely a trend. As a matter of fact, these preschools aren’t only trends. Districts and schools spend thousands of dollars on new math and reading applications only to find two years later, there is something better out there. This is a result of the fact that they are going to frequently jump from one trend to another. An environment for the child to grow and learn in that’s unstable and confusing is frequently the result. Montessori schools don’t flip flop in this way however. This is because they do not have to. Montessori education has been demonstrated to be effective regardless of what country it’s taught in or the socio economic status of the students. The philosophy that Maria Montessori developed many years ago still works for children today. The knowledge and tools used by Montessori private schools have been around for centuries. They are still used today as a result of how well they work.

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When you are interested in Montessori preschools in Ridgefield NJ for your child you may be curious what it is all about. Italian educator and philosopher, in addition to being a humanitarian and physician, Dr. Maria Montessori began this kind of education, which goes back to 1907. As part of her method, she focused on the fact that a key factor to success is self-directed learning. Physical activity is essential for the child’s education as a whole, not only for exercise, which is another factor she was careful to stress. When correctly utilized during the course of their day of learning physical activity is capable of making it simpler for children to learn abstract concepts. An additional benefit of this method is that they’re capable of learning more practical skills. A key variable as it pertains to Montessori education is environment. The idea is that the child should not be forced to adapt to an environment that’s less than ideal for their education, but instead teachers should work hard to supply an environment that is going to suit the child’s learning and development. 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. Call us at Small World Montessori to find out more if you’re interested in private preschools in Ridgefield NJ and want to ensure the very best for your child.

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We’re a leading choice if you require a private school in Ridgefield NJ because we strive to meet your child’s requirements. If truly learning and achieving their full potential is to be possible for children they need to receive the appropriate stimulation. Conventional academic learning has its place. However, it is not what this type of education focuses on. It is essential to get to the heart of the matter as your child is developing. In a broad variety of ways, the abilities and motivation that will lead to academic learning along with a love for learning in general will instead be addressed. When they’re older, the children will 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 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. 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. One of the reasons you can always trust Small World Montessori is because of the importance of locating instructors that are both experienced and familiar with the Montessori technique. Our director received training at a school focused on the Montessori approach and has over twenty five years of experience. Small World Montessori has been serving the educational needs of young children since 1987 and has been the first choice of many parents searching for a top Montessori preschool Montessori in Ridgefield NJ.

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A high priority for us as a leading choice for private schools in Ridgefield 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. 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 instead of merely being dictated by a teacher. 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 help from an adult is incredible. A Montessori preschool classroom in supplies a prepared environment where kids are capable of developing independence. One of the advantages of Montessori preschools is that materials are designed to be self correcting. Children are taught to not always need an adult to point out errors in their thought process, but identify it themselves. Instead of an adult telling the child when they need help, students in Montessori schools have the power to ask for help when they need it. As a result, the fact that they have the intelligence and ability to do things on their own is something the students start to comprehend. Children find this empowering and it provides them with an incredible a boost in confidence. Simply put, Small World Montessori in we help prepare your child for a life in the real world better than a conventional public school system.

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If you’re trying to find Montessori schools in Ridgefield NJ and are hoping to find out more about what we’re all about or even take a tour, all you have got to do is call 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)

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.