All of our teachers are college/university trained and experienced in working with young children. All staff members meet or exceed the licensing requirements of the California Department of Social Services. Although the staff to child ratio varies throughout the day, the maximum ratio is one to fourteen. During the covid-19 pandemic, children are separated in consistent pods, and the staff to child ratio is greater.
During the times of the day when only kindergarten children are in the program, we have a greater ratio of teachers to students, usually one to ten. Teachers receive daily supervision and training from Adventure Time Director, Mimi Albert, and Program Supervisors, Margaret Costa and Jayjay Nagayo. Neil Tuller is the Executive Administrator and Founder of Adventure Time Extended Day Care.
Mimi Albert received her B.A. degree from San Diego State University in Recreation Systems Management. Mimi has worked as the Site Director for Adventure Time at Bay Elementary School and as Program Supervisor and Senior Program Supervisor at Adventure Time before her current position as Director of Adventure Time. Mimi has worked with Adventure Time for the past 32 years.
Margaret Costa attended Chabot College in Hayward completing coursework in Early Childhood Development. Before working with Adventure Time, Margaret was a teacher at Avenue Preschool in San Lorenzo. Margaret is currently the Site Director for Adventure Time at Montclair Elementary School as well as Assistant to the Supervisors and has worked with Adventure Time for the past 16 years.
Jayjay Nagayo received her M.A. degree from San Francisco State Univeristy in Early Childhood Education. She has been a Site Director and Early Childhood Specialist with Adventure Time at Brookvale Elementary School for over 15 years before her current position as Program Supervisor.
Founder | Executive Director
Neil Tuller holds a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and A.B. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Neil has served on the Advisory Council of Lawrence Hall of Science at U.C. Berkeley. He taught in the Albany Unified School District before founding Adventure Time in 1984.