About Our Staff
At Fountainhead Montessori we have high expectations of our staff. Ninety percent of our caring and excellent head teachers have over 10 years of Montessori classroom experience. They are loving, creative, respectful, supportive educators who know the potential and needs of the age groups they work with. Seventy-five percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, and many hold advanced degrees.
Most of our assistant teachers have gone above and beyond the minimum educational requirements for their position. Many hold degrees, Montessori certifications, assistant teacher credentials, or have long-standing careers in early childhood education.
For other Fountainhead staff without a credential, we pay for them to pursue their fully accredited Montessori teaching credential through our own accredited teacher training program (Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education) and the California State University system. This ensures that we maintain a highly qualified staff.
Staff and Campus Support
Fountainhead has more than just committed teachers; we also have committed administrative personnel. Our administrative office is open every day from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. We encourage both staff and families to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Overview of Staff
Fountainhead reviews all teachers on an annual basis. All teachers are constantly monitored to ensure quality interactions with children and staff, curriculum standards, and quality of the environment. In addition, each campus has a site director who oversees day-to-day operations.
After Hours and Emergency Support
If you need to reach us in case of emergency please call our main office number 925-820-1343 and follow the prompts. If you have a life threatening emergency do not call Fountainhead, call 911.
Observe a Class
By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.
Goals of the Classroom
Our classrooms, which we call the prepared environment, will allow your child a great deal of independence within a defined structure.
Choosing the Right Class
Our teachers can offer invaluable guidance. We want your child to be happy and successful at Fountainhead, just as you do.
Is Montessori right for my child?
Observe a class and see if Fountainhead is the best placement for your family. By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.