Learn About Red Deer Montessori

Every parent has their child’s success at heart, as well as a strong desire to equip them with every advantage they can be afforded. Red Deer Montessori is a central Alberta leader in learning-based education. We pride ourselves on offering programs which provide a strong foundation for early education. Red Deer Montessori School was established in 2001 to provide an enriched child-focused program based on Maria Montessori's philosophy of education. We have also been recognized by our community.

In the Montessori program, children gain a strong sense of self, independence, productivity and a love of learning. They are creating a foundation for a successful future beyond their academic endeavours. The Montessori program also promotes social interaction through class activities, greeting and hosting guests in the classroom, preparing and sharing snacks with peers, and exercising appropriate behaviours. 

The Montessori method is also very inclusive for all children, including those with special needs. Dr. Montessori saw the need to create a teaching method that was all-encompassing to all children from the beginning. Through this perspective, all children receive an individualized education with our programs. Students have more freedom to learn and grow at their own pace. Their educational plans are matched to their unique developmental level, learning style, and interests. 

We want to ensure our Montessori model is the right fit for your child and your family. If you are uncertain if your child would thrive in a Montessori classroom, we encourage you to reflect on the following:

  • How close is Red Deer Montessori to our home, and how much does it cost to enroll in the program?
  • Does my child prefer to work alone, or do they like to work alongside other students?
  • How does my child approach their learning process? Do they take on an independent leadership role, or do they often need help to get a task started and/or to stay motivated? 
  • How does my child like to learn? Do they like to read or watch videos, and do they need to practice what they learned before they completely understand it?

Tannis Jeffers

owner/head Directress

I am the owner and Head Directress of Red Deer Montessori. With over 20 years in early education, teaching the Montessori method since 2010, and acting as owner of Red Deer Montessori since 2022, I am dedicated to educating children. I strive to provide the families in the city of Red Deer and surrounding communities with educational experiences deeply rooted in the Montessori Philosophy. 

With my guidance, Red Deer Montessori offers a nurturing Montessori approach
that helps children develop a lasting love of learning.

I look forward to providing excellence within our community and providing families with a safe and positive atmosphere that allows your child to develop a love of learning.

“The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.” - Maria Montessori

Our Educators

The educators at Red Deer Montessori are at the core of our programs. Their training, experience and passion for education ensure your child receives the best overall experience. They have a deep and thorough understanding of the Montessori method and the benefits they bring children. 

Red Deer Montessori maintains an excellent educator-to-child ratio. Our educators can provide developmentally appropriate guidance to the students to meet each learning style. 

Additionally, they are a part of our Montessori community that support students, parents, and each other.

We want to guarantee your peace of mind, knowing your child is in good hands. This is why our teachers are ECE trained (either I, II, III), criminal record checked and vulnerable sector checked, first aid trained, and Montessori trained.