Monarch Montessori School - Little Falls NJ Temporary Child Care Center

(973) 928-3605
4 Reviews

About the Provider


Monarch Montessori School exists to provide children aged 6 weeks through 6 years with a nurturing preschool experience fully incorporating the principles, practices and ideals of Dr. Maria Montessori in a beautiful and modern “prepared environment.” Monarch provides a developmentally appropriate and authentic Montessori educational program designed to foster independence, curiosity, kindness, respect and a life-long joy in learning. We are committed to the families we serve, with the goal of enhancing and developing each child’s individual potential for growth, maturity, self-respect, independence, imagination and confidence.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 100700038
  • Capacity: 119
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-667-9845 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: DeaVonna Stubbs (

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2023-06-20 3A:52-4.3(a)
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. At the time of the inspection children were allowed to walk from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor unsupervised. The children were also able to leave their classrooms to get items from their cubbies unsupervised.
2023-06-20 3A:52-5.3(q)(2)(ii)
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center allow more children in attendance than the licensed room capacity.

Violation Observed: Based upon complaint number 22218, ensure that the center complies with the licensed capacity of the classrooms at all times throughout the center. At the time of the inspection there were 9 children in room 4B whereas the occupancy for that room is 8. In room 1 there were 18 children and the capacity is 17.
2023-06-20 3A:52-5.3(a)(7)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall be free of rodent or insect infestation and shall take immediate action to remove any infestation that may occur. The center shall maintain on file a record documenting the use of extermination services.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint number 22218, ensure that the center's outdoor play area is free of infestations of mice and ticks and maintain documentation on file.
2023-06-20 3A:52-4.3(a)(1)
The center shall develop and implement an Office of Licensing-approved method to keep track of the location and ensure the safety of all children at all times when under the center’s supervision, including the transfer of supervision from and to parents during arrival and departure and the utilization of off-site locations, including playgrounds and field trips.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate procedures for tracking children are adhered to at all times throughout the center. At the time of the inspection several staff were unable to give an accurate count of how many children were present in the rooms.
2023-06-20 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(ii)
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of children's daily attendance records, including the daily time of arrival and departure.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains daily time sheets for the children that indicate the children's arrival and departure times.
2023-06-12 2023-06-20 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f):Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:418 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:62 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:104 years - 1:125 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center. At the time of the inspection there were 9 children 18 months - 2.5 years in room 3 with 1 staff when 2 staff were needed.
2023-06-12 3A:52-7.6(b)(2)
The center shall maintain on file a written record of each incident resulting in an injury as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.6(a). These records shall include the following: the date, time and location of the incident.

Violation Observed: Complete accident reports as required, including the time of notification.
2023-06-12 3A:52-5.3(b)(6)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: centers that provide outdoor space shall maintain all fencing in proper condition.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the fence surrounding the outdoor play area is maintained in good condition. Repair and/or replace the broken posts on the fence in the outdoor play area. Ensure that the 10 inch opening under the white gate is enclosed.
2023-06-12 3A:52-5.3(r)
The center shall take any steps required by the Office of Licensing to correct conditions in the building or center that may endanger the health, safety, and well-being of the children served.

Violation Observed: Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the children served. Cover the water pipes in the outdoor play area.
2023-03-20 2023-06-12 3A:52-5.3(a)(15)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: ventilation outlets shall be clean and free from obstructions, and filters shall be replaced when saturated.

Violation Observed: Remove dust from mechanical ventilation in room 1.
2023-03-20 2023-06-12 3A:52-6.1(b)(7)
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5 who are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the center's daily activities shall ensure that the use of a television, computers, and other video equipment shall be limited to educational and instructional use, shall be age and developmentally appropriate, and shall not be used as a substitute for planned activities or for passive viewing.

Violation Observed: Develop a written policy for the use of television.
2023-03-20 2023-06-12 3A:52-7.8(d)(1)(ii)(3)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: diapering requirements for centers serving children who are not toilet trained are as follows, diapering area and surface requirements are as follows, the diapering surface shall be flat, smooth, clean, dry, non-absorbent, and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Repair or replace the diaper mat in room 1.
2023-03-20 2023-06-20 3A:52-5.3(a)(9)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: toilets, wash basins, kitchen sinks, and other plumbing shall be maintained in good operating and sanitary condition.

Violation Observed: Ensure that toilets, wash basins, kitchen sinks and other plumbing are maintained in operating and sanitary condition.
2023-03-20 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for bottles, each child's bottle(s) shall be labeled with the child's name and dated.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's bottle is labeled with the date in room 3.
2023-03-20 2023-06-12 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children 12 months of age and younger, the center shall provide for each child a crib, that complies with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Federal Safety Standards for Full- Size and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs; 16 CFR 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at Education-Centers/cribs , playpen, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirement that

Violation Observed: Repair and/or replace sleeping equipment that is in disrepair in room 3.

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Meme Apr 23, 2013

I have a 15 month old in the infant room and a 4 year old in the primary class at Monarch. I am thrilled with the school. My 4 year old was in daycare and we decided to move her just based on convenience of the school. I was a little apprehensive about the Montessori method since it seemed so different from what she was used to. She is thriving at Monarch. We used to battle about going to school and now she can’t wait to go. She loves her teachers and her classmates. I only send her 4 days per week but she would love to be there 5. She loved it so much we decided to enroll my younger child in the infant program and he is learning and growing daily. I trust the staff and his care there as much as I would trust family. I know they love my children. They also offer enrichment classes and discussion groups so parents can learn more about childhood development from the teachers. It’s great. Hands down, it’s the best in the area.

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Toddler Mom Dec 18, 2012

My daughter started attending Monarch Montessori shortly after it opened in June 2011. She has been in the Toddler room since and I cannot say enough amazing things about her class or the school. To start her main teacher is everything I feel a teacher should be. She is super intelligent, caring, compassionate and most of all, passionate about her students and her work. I have come to know her and all of the assistant teachers very well over the past year and a half and I cannot imagine my daughter attending school anywhere else.

Come January she will be moving up to the Primary Class and I cannot wait! I have observed the class and met with the teachers and I am very excited about the next chapter of her time here. I encourage any prospective parent to tour the school and most importantly meet with the teacher and speak to actual parents if possible. I imagine all current parents feel the way I do!

I recommned this school to all of my family and friends and feel fortunate that it opened up near our home and that we are able to send our daughter there!

-Happy Mom

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NJMom2012 Dec 04, 2012

My son is in the toddler room at Monarch and I cannot say enough about the quality of the staff and the education he is getting there. He has been enrolled for almost a year now and his progress is tremendous. I feel secure leaving him in their care and he loves going to school every day. There have been some staffing changes since he started there but the school is progressing ahead and other parents in his class also seem happy.

My husband and I are very excited for our son to start in the primary class in a few months. I've met the teachers, observed the class and met with the other parents who have children in that class (all I've spoken with are very pleased). I can't speak about the infant room because my son was too old when we enrolled him. However, overall my experiences have all been extremely positive and I wouldn't have my son anywhere else.

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surprised parents Aug 06, 2012

I had a tour for my children, lady that showed us the building was very sweet and kind! Answerd all our question as much as she seemed to have the knowledge; building upstairs had one classroom, with furniture, shelves were not all filled, wonder why, bookshelves were empty- reasons given seemed off and fishy, teacher for the primary classroom - teacher or students for that classroom !!??? It is August.... 

Other classrooms empty, explainations given-also questionable! Everything though very clean and neat!I've read the article in the newspaper about the school and it said the school is in full run!!!!

Infant and Toddler room were the rooms that had children, and the toddlers look like they knew how to keep the teachers busy. Felt like they needed an addittional person in there!!!!

The desk at the entrance was empty, almost as nobody has been working there for a while.

Where did all the students go from the year before? The Teacher, was only there one year, she left after one year?

The new director I briefly got to meet, did not appeared to be the warm and welcoming people person, that I would expect to approach as a parent, when is planning to leave my children in her care or a the care of any  teacher that she would hire; also her response was not so comforting in regargs to the hiring process "we are working on it" was not enough for me.

WHERE did the director go I heard was so welcoming, caring and reassuring and about the children, parents, and teachers?

I guess I was at the wrong school! I can not leave my children at this school!

I can not judge any teachers, since I have not any meet. However the DIRECTOR did not impress me at all.She did lack people skills -  with me at this very short interaction - we had and that speaks for itself!!!!

The woman that showed me the school was doing her best to sell me the spots for my childeren, however I think it is the directors job to show parents around and answer questions, get to know each other and see where the director stands with her approach in Montessori!

Unfortunately the is even less than 1 star!



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