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Children's Academy Of Springfield-A Montessori School

37 Church Mall
Springfield, NJ 07081

(973) 379-3524


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe in working with each child to the best of his or her ability. We instruct our teachers to have a positive approach rather than a negative response towards the children. The noise level of a classroom is quiet and peaceful, promoting love and understanding. In order to fulfill our philosophy, we strongly urge parental involvement. We encourage the parents to visit at any time and to take part in many of our school activities and functions. This insures a feeling of security and closeness between teachers, parents and children.

Our discipline always emphasizes positive behavior. Praise is always administered rather than condemnation. In individual cases, our discipline follows this procedure:

1. If a child misbehaves, he or she is told privately to correct the inappropriate behavior.

2. If the behavior does not improve, we remove the child from the situation and try to involve him or her in another activity.

3. If the above two suggestions do not correct the unfavorable behavior, the child is asked to sit quietly in our classroom until they feel they are able to rejoin the group.

4. If none of the previous methods correct the situation, we call the parents and arrange to have a conference.

Our ultimate goal is to provide quality education in a peaceful, nurturing environment.

Excerpted from the preschool's website