Early childhood programs delivered by tenured faculty designed to facilitate the development of your child’s natural social, emotional, and academic abilities.
Give Your Child a Strong Academic Foundation
Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten
For over 35 years, parents have trusted Alpine Montessori of Millburn to provide their two- to five-year-old children with hands-on lessons and experiences that prepare them academically, socially and emotionally for the real world. At Alpine, we give preschool through kindergarten students a strong academic foundation that emphasizes cooperation, positive peer relationships, compassion, social etiquette, and respect for humanity. Our tenured faculty, many of whom have been with Alpine for over ten years, teach the "whole child," focusing on cognitive and social development while respecting and embracing each student's individuality. With a learning environment specially prepared to meet each child's various stages of developmental needs, it's no wonder Alpine is recommended by local private schools as a strong early childhood program. If you're looking for an academically rich program for your preschool, pre-K, or kindergarten-aged child, trust Alpine Montessori of Millburn.
Alpine Montessori of Millburn is a unique Montessori early education program that presents Montessori manipulatives within a traditional learning environment. We use the Montessori Method to encourage each child's self-directed learning in a way that complements their unique skill set and promotes the development of their natural abilities. Low student-teacher ratios and small class sizes enable us to nurture and assess each child continuously. From regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences and newsletter updates to the timely return of parent phone calls, the Alpine team maintains a high level of personalized communication to keep parents updated on their childrens' progress at school.
At Alpine of Millburn, we know that well-rounded early childhood development lays the foundation for success later in life. Our facility's unique layout promotes both your child's social and academic development. Children from multiple age groups congregate daily for circle time, arts and crafts, and an array of other group activities in our large community classroom. Our colorful playground area is the perfect outdoor space for young learners to expand their minds and exercise their bodies. Preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten students choose skill-appropriate books that interest them from our engaging reading and library room.
With six to seven smaller classrooms and a low student to teacher ratio, Alpine Montessori of Millburn provides an exceptional early childhood education program that focuses on providing each student with a strong academic foundation while providing each child with individual attention and nurturing their social and physical development. In every classroom, our experienced teaching staff emphasizes the importance of cooperation, positive peer relationships, compassion, social etiquette, and respect for humanity. In addition to our daily school schedule, we offer before- and after-care for children enrolled in our early education program.
We have two preschool classrooms designated to our 2 1/2- and 3 1/2-year-old students at Alpine Montessori of Millburn. For preschool students, we offer a full- or half-day schedule, five days per week, or part-time. We introduce our youngest preschool students to the Montessori Method by presenting them with practical life tasks to help them develop the skills they need to be independent. Our 3 1/2-year-old students expand upon their practical life skills while developing critical thinking abilities and working toward reading-readiness.
Alpine's pre-K program is a full day, five-day-per-week experience for 4 1/2-year-old children. Children in our pre-K classrooms are introduced to advanced practical life tasks and encouraged to develop their fine motor, critical thinking, mathematical, reading, and oral language skills. Alpine's pre-K students typically develop strong phonemic and rhyming skills and are prepared to employ consonant/vowel recognition in kindergarten. By the end of the school year, our pre-K students typically have mastered kindergarten-level skills.
We welcome 5-year-olds and accelerated 4-year-old children to our full-time, five-day-per-week private kindergarten program. Our accelerated pre-k and kindergarten students independently achieve individual reading goals and also work in small group settings assisting peers. Children typically leave our program having mastered first or even second grade reading skills. Children in Alpine’s kindergarten program also work to acquire advanced math skills, culminating in the interpretation of advanced charts and an introduction to multiplication.
Since 1978, parents have trusted Alpine Montessori of Millburn to provide their children with exceptional early childhood education. By presenting Montessori manipulatives within a traditional learning environment, Alpine Montessori provides an optimal environment for children to hone their strengths in a non-competitive setting tailored to their individual needs.
Robust Academics and a strong focus on social and emotional growth help children build the skills for success and prepare them for continued learning.
Experienced, Dedicated Teachers meet each child at their stage of developmental needs and provide hands-on lessons and experiences to help prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally for the real world.
Small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio facilitate individualized attention, continuous assessment of each child's progress, and ongoing communication with parents.
Individualized Learning provides each child with the opportunity to harness their natural abilities and progress at their own pace.
Accelerated pre-K for advanced 4-year-olds who are ready to learn at a kindergarten level.
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If you’re looking for an academically rigorous and nurturing early education program for your child, call us today at (973) 379-4710 to schedule a tour and learn more about our program. On your tour you will see why Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, South Orange, and Summit parents, as well as the best area private schools, consistently recommend Alpine Montessori of Millburn.