A Child-Centered Approach to Learning
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.
The Teacher’s Role
Age Groups & Grade Levels
For the Love of Learning
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.
Teaching children how to care for themselves and their environment.
Helping children develop their senses.
Giving children a strong foundation in phonics and word activities.
Introduction to numbers and quantities, addition, subtraction, and the various functions of numbers.
Introducing children to the various cultures around the world as well as geography.
Helping children build necessary foundational skills to become capable writers and engaged readers.
Exposing children to languages other than English and the cultural aspects of the countries in which the languages are spoken.
Art & Music
Introduction to various mediums of art materials as well as many types of music, instruments, and musical games.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM