Montessori School of East Rutherford
144 Boiling Springs Avenue
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Toddler Program (Ages 1 - 2½ )

Toddlers are at an exciting age and time of great cognitive, social,
and expressive growth. They’re developing the language skills to help express their wants, ideas, and needs. Here at Montessori School of
East Rutherford we focus on creating a warm, caring, and secure environment. Below are some of the features of our Toddler program.
  • Consistent encouragement of physical, emotional,
    & intellectual growth
  • Small Groups with Individualized Attention
  • The Child Is encouraged to grow at his or her own pace in a
    motivating environment
  • Emphasis on Gross Motor Skills, Language, & Social Interactions
  • Creative Learning through the Use of Montessori Materials –
  • Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, & Shapes
  • Program Includes Songs, Rhymes, Story Time, Exercise,
    Music, & Dance
  • Assistance in Toilet Learning


Preschool, Pre-K, & Kindergarten Program (Ages 2½ - 6)

The Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms are equipped for children of ages 2 1/2 to 6 years. This arrangement allows the children to both learn from and help each other. The curriculum is designed to develop and introduce the child to the following areas:

  • Sounds of the Spoken Language & Grammar
  • Alphabet Recognition and Sounds of the Letters
  • Activities to Prepare the Child for Reading and Writing
  • Recognition of Numbers
  • Counting, Quantity & Quality of Numbers
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, & Division, through the Use of Games
Music & Dance
  • Classes Are Taught by a Professional Dance Teacher
  • Annual Spring Recital Performed by the Children
  • Music Includes the Use of Instruments, Rhythms, and
    Creative Movement
Exercises of Practical Life
  • Develops Movements & Coordination
  • Takes Care of Oneself & the Environment
  • Emphasis on Order & Self-Discipline
  • Develops Special Motor Coordination
  • Builds Intellectual Activities
  • Develops the Sensory Skills
Creative Arts & Crafts
  • Coloring, Tracing, Painting, Cutting, Pasting, Projects,
    & Artwork
Social Studies & Science
  • Introduces Plant Life, Animal Life, People, Buildings, & Art
  • Includes Educational Shows & Experiments

Other included programs

Dance program
Children participate in a weekly dance class, taught by a professional dance teacher. They learn the basics of dancing, different styles of dances, and are introduced to an array of movements. They put it all together for a dance recital in the Spring.

Music program
Music enhances learning, and so our classrooms are filled with soft music throughout the day. The children participate in songs and rhymes with actions and movement. They learn new songs every month, and through every season. They are introduced to different instruments and their sounds. Hands on learning with musical instruments, rhythm sticks and bean bag activities.

Reading and Listening
Library shelves and Listening centers give children opportunities to be read to, read on their own and listen to books individually.

Gross motor activities
Outdoor play time in the playground. Indoor activities such as tunnels, balance beams, simple exercises, and following directions to special action songs.

Manners and Etiquette
Children are taught how to greet people, introduce themselves, speak politely, communicate with peers, table manners, and acceptable public behavior, just to name a few. These concepts are taught using role play, dramatics and books.

At around 4 years of age, children may use computers and learn basics of the computer keyboard and terminology. We use Montessori, Pre-K and Kindergarten level software to enhance learning.