All Neo Immersion Montessori School (NIMS) team members have early childhood education and experience as required by San Mateo County childcare licensing, American Montessori Society, and American Montessori International accreditation. Both CORE (3-3.5 years old) through Kindergarten cohorts have MACTE qualified Montessori teachers and assistant teachers with RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educator). All members have First Aid and CPR training, along with extensive criminal background checks prior to working at NIMS. Other certification of members on-site may include Food Handlers, specialized Early Childhood Development in enrichment-focused programs, and preparation related to NIMS environment. All team members are at least 21 years of age or older. We require minimum of 2-years in Montessori training and/ or equivalent experience in order to maintain the quality standard of childcare at NIMS.
About Our Values
Our team members are caring, patient and enjoy working with the children at NIMS. Our administration remains mindful of our mission in quality of childcare services, strives for a standard of excellence and innovation in our programs. Our teachers adhere to our core values of inclusiveness, collaboration, integrity and accountability. We believe in being inclusive, and endeavor to remove all barriers which prevent acceptance and accessibility. We have a collaborative team which shares ideas and work together toward a common goal of providing the Neo Method® in a safe, nurturing and inspiring environment.
Core Quality Standards
The Montessori method of teaching aims to educate the whole child, ultimately preparing them to be self-directed life long learners and engaged global citizens. To that end, our school philosophy on assessment and accountability is based on consistent communication and sharing of goals between parents and teachers. Montessori education has a long history of careful observation and development of curriculum to meet the needs of every child.
We begin the year with individualized goal setting between teachers and parents. Our focus is on the children, extending to the best way we can work together and ensure a positive school experience for them – both academically and socially.
How We Teach
Our Neo Method® is to educate the whole-child through the Montessori approach, which customizes the intellectual, social, emotional, food literacy, and physical wellness of each individual child. Low student to teacher ratios for individualized lessons ensure that NIMS students are learning at their own accelerated pace both indoor and outdoor classrooms daily.
What Child Learns
Academics are highly valued, as is emotional literacy and character development. We honor and nurture a child’s spirit, religion, ethnicity, and social-economic background at NIMS. Children who complete our progressive Programs take with them a foundation of personal, gross/ fine motor, and cognitive skills necessary to build confidence in future success.