Little Gems Montessori Academy is a private Montessori school in Somerset, NJ. We provide authentic Montessori learning environment for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten. Our programs aim to meet the needs of children socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically while grounded on the methods and philosophy of Maria Montessori.
In the Little Gems Montessori environment the children are allowed to respond to their natural drive to learn, allowing the teacher to guide each child’s own pace and rhythm and to give them personalized guidance where needed. Each child is respected as a unique personality and as an important, responsible member of a community.
Infant Program is designed to promote the development of the child’s sensorial, cognitive and motor skills by incorporating music, movement and play in their daily activity. The infant room is installed with closed circuit cameras for constant monitoring, safety and care.
Toddler Montessori classroom is a multi-aged environment, with older toddlers serving as role models and mentors for the younger ones. The room is thoughtfully designed to facilitate a toddler’s functional independence and to give him the freedom to move.
Primary Montessori program is for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years: preschool to kindergarten. The mixed-age grouping fosters opportunities for collaborative work, social engagement and for older children to learn to help the younger children.