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About Us

Our Mission

What is the IMC?

The IMC was created in 2017 by teachers with the purpose of developing a community based inclusive movement facility that serves children of all abilities ages 3-10.  We utilize the Universal Design element of "Ninja Warrior" or obstacle course challenges to accomplish this mission.  Over each two month course, our teaching methodology along with the ever changing elements of the room create an exciting experience for children to

move, learn, and grow.

Our Methods

Universal Design

Universal Design comes from a set of research-based principles that allows for children of all abilities to learn and play together.  Specifically, the equipment utilized in the room allows for multiple pathways to help meet the needs of each individual child in our program regardless of age or ability. 

Teaching Methodology

We believe in the highest standards of instruction for your child.  Our instructors have extensive teaching backgrounds in both general education and inclusion settings.  We believe expert instruction is necessary to deliver the best possible experience for your child.  Each week, they will be challenged to move, learn, and grow.

Move

Movement is at the core of who we are.  Your child will work on developing their strength, balance, coordination, motor planning and overall understanding of their bodies through our weekly obstacles.

Learn

We strive to create a unique learning environment that challenges students to learn not only from their instructors but most importantly from each other.  This is accomplished through direct instruction, supported failure, peer modeling, and corrective feedback.

Grow

Growth is our ultimate focus.  We believe all the elements of our program will allow your child to foster a growth mindset as well as develop crucial executive functioning skills that will help them in all areas of their life.

 

May & June Schedule

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Programming Options:

    Small Group Classes (Ages 3-10)

        Ages 3-4 - 30min

        Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 - 45min

        Online registration required

        Prices vary based on amount of times 

        class meets during season.

2022 Seasons & Registration Dates:

    Winter - January & February (12/5)

    Early Spring - March & April (2/6)

    Late Spring - May & June (4/10)

    Summer - July & August (6/5)

    Early Fall - September & October (8/7)

    Late Fall - November & December (10/2)

    **All registration dates are on Sunday and

       begin at 9am**

Ninja Gallery

 

Community Connections

Meet the Owners

 
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Mr. Nic
Co-Owner

Nic Salese says, “In sports, we highlight the best, the winner, but we don’t focus enough on the process. It’s not about the race, it’s about what you put into it. The work is the reward for athletes at every level.” Nic works in the West Orange Schools and focuses on special education.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also played collegiate soccer. After college, he pursued a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay: School of Criminal Justice, a General Education certification from St. Peter’s University, and Special Education certification from Kean University.

 

Originally, he thought that teaching would be his “day job” while he accomplished doctoral research on at-risk teenagers through John Jay, but he fell in love with teaching, and it became his life’s work. Says Nic, “At the Inclusive Movement Center, we have the freedom to put all of our educational ideals into practice.”  Nic believes that experiential exploration of the world through movement allows students to gain confidence and maximize their potential in their self-development. 

Mr. Bobby
Co-Owner

Bobby Rinaldi currently teaches in the Ridgewood Public Schools as an Adapted PE specialist and High School Health teacher.  At Ridgewood, he seeks to create district wide K-12 inclusive movement opportunities as the advisor of their Unified Sports program.  He says, "The benefits of early exposure to inclusion (especially through movement) help to lay the foundations for physical, social, and emotional growth that will last a lifetime."  Prior to his time at Ridgewood, he helped deliver programs alongside co-founder Mr. Matt for New Jersey All People Equal (NJAPE.org) and served as a Health and PE Teacher at The Phoenix Center in Nutley, NJ.

 

Mr. Bobby became Assistant Director of the Inclusive Movement Center in 2017 after completion of his graduate degree in Sports Administration and Coaching. He has presented at various conferences to promote Inclusive Movement throughout the country including the National NAPEC Conference in Anaheim, California in 2019 and 2021.  Most recently, Mr. Bobby has established a new Unified Sports program at Ridgewood High School.  He believes in delivering quality programs both within school systems and out in the community to create as many opportunities for children of all levels to play and grow together. 

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