Short Hills Early childhood programs delivered by tenured faculty designed to facilitate the development of your child’s natural social, emotional, and academic abilities.
Short Hills Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten
The Early Childhood Program Trusted by Short Hills Parents for Over Three Decades
The idyllic town of Short Hills, NJ, is a popular place to raise a family. Tucked among its tree-lined residential streets and charming business district are trendy restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques, and scenic parks. Short Hills families enjoy visiting the Papermill Playhouse, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary as well as Greenwood Gardens. Young children love to play at Old Short Hills Park and Taylor Park, which are also great places for new parents to make friends in town and learn which local early childhood program is the most sought-after. Parents in Short Hills know that giving their children the best start to their education is essential. They want to enroll their children in a well-established, nurturing preschool, pre-K and kindergarten program with a history of giving its students a strong foundation for success. For more than three decades, parents in Short Hills have been recommending Alpine Montessori of Millburn for its unique, academically rich early childhood education program that develops each child's natural strengths.
For over 35 years, two- to five-year-old students of Alpine Montessori of Millburn have enjoyed hands-on lessons and experiences that prepare them academically, socially and emotionally for the real world. Short Hills parents who live on streets like Hartshorn Drive, Long Hill Drive, Farbrook Drive, Mohawk Road, Old Short Hills Road, and Parsonage Hill Road trust Alpine to give their preschool- through kindergarten-aged children a solid academic foundation that emphasizes cooperation, compassion, social etiquette, positive peer relationships, and respect for humanity. Alpine's tenured faculty, many of whom have been with us for more than ten years, teach the "whole child," focusing on social and cognitive development while embracing each student's uniqueness. Our learning environment is specially designed to satisfy each child's developmental needs and is often recommended by local private schools as a strong early childhood program. If you're looking for an academically rich program near Short Hills for your preschool, pre-K, or kindergarten-aged child, trust Alpine Montessori of Millburn.
A Unique Short Hills Montessori Program
Our unique Montessori early education program presents Montessori manipulatives within a traditional learning environment. At Alpine of Millburn, we hone each child's unique skillset and promote their natural abilities through the Montessori Method. We're able to continuously nurture and assess each child because of our low student-teacher ratios and small class sizes. Through newsletters, parent-teacher conferences and the timely return of parent phone calls, the Alpine team engages in 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.
Short Hills Preschool
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.
Why Short Hills Parents Choose Alpine Montessori of Millburn
Since 1978, Short Hills parents have trusted Alpine Montessori of Millburn to provide their children with excellent early childhood education. By presenting Montessori manipulatives within a traditional learning environment, Alpine Montessori’s early childhood education program is an optimal environment in which children can 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. See why local parents and the best area private schools consistently recommend Alpine Montessori of Millburn.