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A Child-Centered Approach to Learning

Montessori Education

If you are considering a Montessori education for your child, choose Rainbow Montessori. With locations in Clifton and Bloomfield, NJ, we provide childcare and educational programs that encourage active, self-motivated learning for children from six weeks old through 6th grade. Utilizing the latest technology, including smart boards and Chromebooks, we offer in-person, remote, and hybrid class options to all students.

The Montessori Philosophy

The Montessori teaching philosophy was first developed by Dr. Maria Montessori at the turn of the century. The foundation of the philosophy is that every child develops at their own individual pace and level. Every child deserves to be treated with respect and provided choices and interesting alternatives with which to develop their learning potentials and encourage character building, confidence, and leadership.

Below are some basic concepts and core areas of concentration that are closely followed within the Montessori Method of teaching.

The Prepared Environment

Montessori classrooms are prepared in advance based on observations of the students’ individual needs. They include student-centered lessons and activities.

Active Learning

Montessori lessons are hands-on and active. Students discover information for themselves.

Ample Time

In the Montessori classroom, children work on lessons as long as need be, and interruptions are avoided whenever possible.

The Teacher’s Role

Montessori teachers act as guides and consultants to students on a one-on-one basis. They assist each child along his or her own learning path.

Age Groups & Grade Levels

In Montessori schools, “grade levels” are flexible and determined by the child’s development range (i.e. 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-15, and 15-18 years of age).

Adaptable Curricula

Montessori curricula are not pre-determined and instead expand and change in response to the students’ needs.

Individual Pacing

The individual child’s work pace is honored and encouraged in the Montessori classroom.

Self-Made Self-Esteem

Montessorians understand that a child’s self-esteem comes from an internal sense of pride in his or her own accomplishments.

For the Love of Learning

Montessori curricula are intended to appeal to a child’s innate hunger for knowledge. Children learn to love learning.

Classroom Subjects

The daily routine of the child relies heavily on their own individual interests and choices. The teacher closely supervises to ensure that, over an extended period, each child is exposed to all essential areas of the curriculum in the classroom.

Practical Life Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ

Practical Life

Teaching children how to care for themselves and their environment.

Sensorial Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ


Helping children develop their senses.

Language Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ


Giving children a strong foundation in phonics and word activities.

Math Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ


Introduction to numbers and quantities, addition, subtraction, and the various functions of numbers.

Social Studies Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ

Social Studies

Introducing children to the various cultures around the world as well as geography.

Literature Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ


Helping children build necessary foundational skills to become capable writers and engaged readers.

Foreign Language Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ

Foreign Language

Exposing children to languages other than English and the cultural aspects of the countries in which the languages are spoken.

Arts & Music Montessori Method in Clifton, NJ

Art & Music

Introduction to various mediums of art materials as well as many types of music, instruments, and musical games.

For a caring and nurturing environment where your child can grow, choose Rainbow Montessori. Contact us today!