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The Village School For Children

100 West Prospect Street
Waldwick, NJ 07463

(201) 445-6160


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Montessori method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900's.

She based her philosophy of education on careful observations of children. It is founded on a deep respect for children and their unlimited potential. Dr. Montessori believed that learning is an active, hands-on process.

Classrooms are carefully prepared to encourage children to work with materials that are appropriate for their developmental age and ability. Teachers act as guides assisting the process of self-motivated discovery. Mixed age groupings create a social setting similar to an extended family. Children benefit academically and socially from this experience, developing problem-solving and cooperative work skills.

Excerpted from the preschool's website