Nadia Nafez has been working at Lifetime since 2009, at the time her daughter Laila also started her Montessori education in the Toddler classroom. “Since the day of my job interview, I knew that Lifetime Montessori was the place to adapt, be committed to, and grow with. The beautiful structure, clean and eye-catching environment makes my heart glow year after year. My passion for working here continues each day.”
Nadia truly loves and adores the Montessori Philosophy and education system. She graduated from the San Diego Montessori Training Institute (MISD) and obtained her diploma for teaching ages 0-3 years. She is now an AMI Head Toddler Teacher in the Cricket classroom. Nadia writes: Dr. Maria Montessori based her educational methods on scientific observation of children teaching themselves, she designed a “prepared environment” in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities. Now, nearly a century after Maria Montessori’s first casa di bambini (“children’s house”) Lifetime is following the full system of Montessori principles and philosophy. Therefore, I can see my students in the Cricket classroom follow the order in the environment and mind.
Nadia also has Associate Degrees in Medical Assistance, and Child Development. Nadia’s goal and focus are children becoming lifelong learners and to fulfill their needs by showing them love, having patience and companionship.
She is a mom to four children: three boys and a girl. Laila started 1st grade in the Elementary class with Miss Stone this year. “I can see the true Montessori child in Laila, she is becoming a young girl, full of passion, love of learning, care of others, and her Grace and courtesy says it all.”