144 Boiling Springs Avenue,
East Rutherford, NJ 07073.

201-896-0280

Programs

Highlights of the Montessori environment at our School


Individualized teaching, where each child is considered unique.
Developing the child’s potentials- Social, Emotional & Academic.
The child is in a calm, non-stressful, non-competitive environment.
The child has freedom to choose activities, with limits.
The child becomes more self-confident, creative and motivated.
Development of self-discipline, peace and satisfaction.
The prepared environment is unique to the Montessori classroom.
Montessori materials are hands on activities that are self-correcting.
Practical life activities give the child confidence to do everyday activities.
Sensorial materials develop the five senses, coordination and motor skills.

Toddler Program

Ages 1 - 2½

Toddlers are at an exciting age and time of great cognitive, social, and expressive growth. They are developing the language skills to help express their wants, ideas, and needs. Here at Montessori School of East Rutherford we focus on creating a warm, caring, and secure environment. Below are some of the features of our Toddler program.

Consistent encouragement of physical, emotional, & intellectual growth

Small Groups with Individualized Attention

The Child Is encouraged to grow at his or her own pace in a motivating environment

Emphasis on Gross Motor Skills, Language, & Social Interactions

Creative Learning through the Use of Montessori Materials and activities

Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, & Shapes

Program Includes Songs, Rhymes, Story Time, Exercise, Music, & Dance

Assistance in Toilet Learning

Preschool, Pre-K, & Kindergarten Program

Ages 2½ - 6

The Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms are equipped for children of ages 2 1/2 to 6 years. This arrangement allows the children to both learn from and help each other. The curriculum is designed to develop and introduce the child to the following areas:

Language

Sounds of the Spoken Language & Grammar

Alphabet Recognition and Sounds of the Letters

Activities to Prepare the Child for Reading and Writing

Math

Recognition of Numbers

Counting, Quantity & Quality of Numbers

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, & Division, through the Use of Games


Social Studies & Science

Introduces Plant Life, Animal Life, People, Buildings, & Art. Includes Educational Shows & Experiments


Exercises of Practical Life

Develops Movements & Coordination

Takes Care of Oneself & the Environment

Emphasis on Order & Self-Discipline


Sensorial

Develops Special Motor Coordination

Builds Intellectual Activities

Develops the Sensory Skills


Creative Arts & Crafts

Coloring, Tracing, Painting, Cutting, Pasting, Projects & Artwork


Music & Dance

Classes Are Taught by a Professional Dance Teacher

Annual Spring Recital Performed by the Children

Music Includes the Use of Instruments, Rhythms, and Creative Movement

Other Included Programs

Dance program


Children participate in a weekly dance class, taught by a professional dance teacher. They learn the basics of dancing, different styles of dances, and are introduced to an array of movements. They put it all together for a dance recital in the Spring.

Music program


Music enhances learning, and so our classrooms are filled with soft music throughout the day. The children participate in songs and rhymes with actions and movement. They learn new songs every month, and through every season. They are introduced to different instruments and their sounds. Hands on learning with musical instruments, rhythm sticks and bean bag activities.


Reading and Listening


Library shelves and Listening centers give children opportunities to be read to, read on their own and listen to books individually.


Gross motor activities


Outdoor play time in the playground. Indoor activities such as tunnels, balance beams, simple exercises, and following directions to special action songs.


Manners and Etiquette


Children are taught how to greet people, introduce themselves, speak politely, communicate with peers, table manners, and acceptable public behavior, just to name a few. These concepts are taught using role play, dramatics and books.


Computers


At around 4 years of age, children may use computers and learn basics of the computer keyboard and terminology. We use Montessori, Pre-K and Kindergarten level software to enhance learning.