We are an authentic Montessori School serving children from 6 weeks to 6th grade. We are an Initiate Member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). This assures our families and staff that certain standards and qualifications are maintained at our school. In order for our school to be a part of AMS, our teachers must hold recognized Montessori credentials and we must follow guidelines based on Montessori philosophy and procedures, as well as agree to abide by the AMS Code of Ethics.
All of our head teachers are Montessori Credentialed, and we are a Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA).
Our state-of-the-art facility is designed with the Montessori philosophy as a focus. It houses new interiors, furnishings and Montessori didactic materials. Further, our school is equipped with the best in digital technology for the safety, security, and comfort of our children. Spacious, bright and warm classrooms are filled with natural light and provide an environment that is safe, clean and homey. Carpeting, natural bamboo flooring, and surroundings that echo the home are designed to encourage children to create, explore, feel at ease and ready to learn.
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Our Vision Our vision is to nurture and support the physical, intellectual and emotional growth and transformation of young children in a beautiful, safe, clean and engaging learning environment by embracing and implementing the highest values and ideals of Dr. Maria Montessori. We seek to support families in the critically important and fulfilling work of raising healthy, happy children.
Our Monarch Montessori School exists to provide children aged 6 weeks through 6 years with a nurturing preschool experience fully incorporating the principles, practices and ideals of Dr. Maria Montessori in a beautiful and modern “prepared environment.” Monarch provides a developmentally appropriate and authentic Montessori educational program designed to foster independence, curiosity, kindness, respect and a life-long joy in learning. We are committed to the families we serve, with the goal of enhancing and developing each child’s individual potential for growth, maturity, self-respect, independence, imagination and confidence.
Spacious, bright and warm classrooms are filled with natural light and provide an environment that is safe, clean and homey. Carpeting, natural bamboo flooring, and surroundings that echo the home are designed to encourage children to create, explore, feel at ease and ready to learn. Our school environment is both compliant with and surpasses New Jersey health and safety standards through enhanced health and safety practices, staff training and support services originally provided by TermSafe Child-Safe Environmental Specialists. Additionally, we strive to maintain a green environment by using environmentally friendly cleaning products and supplies. This minimizes chemical exposure for the children during the day and shows the children the importance of caring for the natural world. Outdoors, children can continue their “work” of play in our play area, set on 1.3 acres of open space. Several times daily, they have the opportunity to engage in physical activity and use their imaginations. In Spring, they plant their own outdoor garden, incorporating the “fruits of their labor” into classroom meals and snacks.
Conveniently located at 2 Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls, NJ, we are less than one mile from both the Willowbrook Park and Ride, Rts.23/46/80 interchange, and the Wayne/Rt. 23 Transit Center.