ABC's of Learning

About Us

Our Facility

Situated within Montville Township in beautiful, rural Towaco, NJ, our school provides a warm, nurturing environment in which your child can begin his or her education. Conveniently located at 74 Jacksonville Road near Routes 287, 80 and 202, we are prepared to fulfill the needs of both children and parents in several surrounding towns. The inside of our well-kept building is filled with natural light and neutral tones while our grounds provide a space for both outdoor play and nature exploration.

The ABC’s of Learning Mission Statement

Founded in 2002, ABC’s of Learning’s goal is to provide children with quality care in a safe and nurturing environment while at the same time stimulating their natural curiosity for knowledge. In addition, our well-balanced program will guide children through the developmental stages, giving them the essential learning skills they need to reach their fullest academic, social, and emotional potential.


All of our students are greeted upon arrival by our wonderful, caring staff to start their day. We are always available to chat with our parents and guardians, who know that their children are in experienced hands. Together, we have built a strong foundation of trust, respect and security for our ABC’s community!


ABC’s of Learning’s classrooms are led by dedicated Montessori certified teachers, who together have over 75 years of experience.  They focus on fostering the curiosity of each student within the proven established Montessori Method.

Famous Montessori Alumni

Most forms of education have produced famous graduates, but most of these graduates are in certain fields. Famous Montessori graduates appear in a multitude of fields—the arts, computer engineering, literature, science, politics, etc. This is because a Montessori education does exactly what it sets out to do:  it allows each child to reach his or her fullest potential, no matter what area that potential is in rather than forcing the child into a “mold.”

Below are some famous Montessori alumni

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google
  • Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady
  • Helen Hunt, Academy Award winning actress
  • Anne Frank, famous child diarist from World War II
  • Julia Child, chef and author
  • Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Musician, Producer and Entrepreneur
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Musician
  • Princess Diana, Princes William and Harry and Prince George of England
  • Sergei Bubka, Olympic Gold Medalist Pole Vault
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for literature
  • Steph Curry, NBA player




View the child holistically, valuing cognitive, psychological, social and emotional development

Views the child in terms of competence, skill level, and achievement with an emphasis on core curricula standards and social development

Child is an active participant in learning- allowed to move about and respectfully explore the classroom environment

Child is a more passive participant in learning

Teacher is an instructional facilitator and guide

Teacher has a more dominant, central role in classroom activity

Values concentration and depth of experience; supplies uninterrupted time for focused work cycle to develop

Values completion of assignments; time is tightly scheduled

Child allowed to spot own errors through feedback from the materials; errors are viewed as part of learning process

Work is usually corrected by the teacher; errors are viewed as mistakes

Children are encouraged to teach, collaborate, and help each other

Most teaching is done by the teacher and collaboration is an alternative teaching strategy

Child can work where he/she is comfortable, and the child often has choices between working alone or with a group

Child is usually assigned a specific workspace; talking among peers discouraged

Goal is to foster a love of learning

Goal is to master curricula objectives

“The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.”