“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 trying to find private preschool in Weehawken NJ? If you’d like to ensure your kids have everything they need to find success in their education, Small World Montessori is a top choice. It can be a difficult and emotional experience when you send your child to preschool. It shouldn’t be a difficult and challenging process to determine which preschool to send them to. You owe it to yourself to make certain you do not overlook Montessori schools when you’re making this significant 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.
If you have already been looking for a school for your child, you may believe a Montessori preschool in Weehawken NJ is simply a trend. Actually, these preschools aren’t just trends. Districts and schools spend thousands of dollars on new math and reading applications simply to find two years later, there’s something better out there. This is because they’re going to often jump from one trend to another. In regards to your child’s learning and growing environment, this is capable of making it confusing and difficult. Montessori schools don’t flip flop in this way however. This is because they do not need to. Montessori education has been demonstrated to be effective regardless of what country it is taught in or the student’s socio economic status. 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’re still used today because of how effective they truly are.
If you are trying to make the best choice for your child and looking into a Montessori private school in Weehawken NJ you might be curious like a lot of parents what it’s all about. If you haven’t heard of this kind of school you might be surprised to learn that that it goes back to 1907 with Italian educator and philosopher, in addition to being a physician and humanitarian, Dr. Maria Montessori. Emphasizing self directed learning was a crucial factor she concentrated on as part of her method. She was additionally careful to stress that physical activity was essential for a lot more than just exercise. It’s also important for the child’s education as a whole. When properly utilized during the course of their day of learning physical activity can make it easier for children to learn abstract concepts. This will also offer the advantage of teaching them skills which are practical. Environment is also a vital factor to take into consideration when it comes to Montessori education. This teaching technique states that teachers should work hard to supply an environment that’s going to suit the child’s learning and development instead of a child being forced to adjust to an environment that is less than ideal for their education. As Dr. Montessori traveled and instructed others on how to best instruct children this method of education spread throughout many areas of the world. Now it is more popular than ever. Are you interested in a Montessori preschool in Weehawken NJ and want to ensure the very best for your child? Be sure to learn more by calling us at Small World Montessori today.
Striving to meet your child’s needs is consistently a top priority at Small World, making us the ideal choice for a Montessori school in Weehawken NJ. If truly learning and reaching their full potential is to be possible for children they have to receive the appropriate stimulation. While conventional academic learning has its advantages, this isn’t this kind of education’s main focus. By getting to the heart of the matter as your child is developing, the skills and motivation which will lead to academic learning along with a love for learning in general will instead be addressed in a wide variety of ways. When the child is fully engaged in what they’re learning they will become better learners when they’re older. A child shouldn’t be driven to learn out of genuine desire to please the teacher or complete tasks. Instead the teacher needs to make certain they’re stimulated correctly so they are driven to learn for the joy and pleasure of learning itself. A strong focus of any Montessori school, especially Small World Montessori, is ensuring that the child’s environment is conducive to this experience. This is the reason finding teachers that are experienced and familiar with the Montessori method is important, and this is why you can depend on us at Small World. Not only does our director have more than 25 years of experience, but she also received training at a school focused on the Montessori technique. Small World Montessori has been serving the educational needs of young children since 1987 and has been a leading choice of parents trying to find a leading Montessori school in Weehawken NJ.
A top priority for us as a top choice for Montessori schools in Weehawken 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 lot of things that an adult would usually do for a child the classroom will instead be prepared to allow the child to do for themselves. Instead of merely being dictated by a teacher, children find their own motivations for learning. 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 help from an adult is incredible. A prepared environment where kids are able to develop independence is provided by a Montessori school. Materials are designed to be self correcting in Montessori schools. Children can identify a mistake in their thinking without having on adult point it out. 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. These students start to recognize that they have the intelligence and ability to accomplish things for themselves. An unbelievable boost in confidence is given to your child as a result and they’re capable of feeling more empowered. To put it simply, Small World Montessori in we assist in preparing your child for a life in the real world better than a conventional 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)
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.