Westmont’s journey started in 1964 when a few parents identified the need for a Montessori environment for their children. An environment that recognizes children under six have “a universal, once-in-a-lifetime ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings” through exploration and discovery. This environment provides a foundation for both motivating a child to love learning and to develop a willingness to accept life’s challenges.
Over the years Westmont has grown and become an extended family. This family comprised of parents, faculty, staff, board members, and alumni families is united in its commitment to early education. Today, in partnership with Preschool Advantage, we have the opportunity to share our quality preschool education for children of families in need.
Founded in 1995 by the Lasser family, of Morristown, NJ, Preschool Advantage’s goal is to “launch a lifetime of learning for children in our communities whose families are devoted to their education and who want their children to have the best possible start, but who cannot afford the cost of a quality preschool.” Preschool Advantage, with their partner schools, help to fund half day quality preschool. To date more than 700 children have participated in this program.