A letter from the Owner.
In 2017 the opportunity arose to take over Red Deer Montessori. By that point two of our three children had gone through the program and we loved everything about it. Already we could see the positive impact a well designed program and a caring staff was having on on our children. In addition, as a former Montessori alumni myself, I was familiar with the program and its long term value. Like my children, I remember enjoying the school and feel it prepared me well for school and later life. Early on it was clear that our children had been instilled with a love of learning and as a consequence they continue to enjoy and thrive in school. To this day, they love to come back to Montessori and help at every opportunity. We can see that they have many fond memories from their time there. It was exactly this type of learning environment and education we were seeking for our children and it is this experience that we want to extend to other families looking for something more for their children.
Montessori is an educational theory developed by Dr. Maria Montessori that provides structure to learning and yet allows the flexibility for children to explore their world at their own pace. They are taught how to learn and to love the process. It is this approach that provides a benefit over and above common child care and its’ merit has stood the test of time. From her first school in 1907, Montessori programs now can be found around the world and as our posters demonstrate, Montessori alumni can be found as leaders in industry, science, sports and the arts. Many of these people credit Montessori education with being the base of their success.
I would encourage you to search the below strings for youtube interviews that share the early Montessori experiences of google founders Sergei Brin and Larry page, as well as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. These capture the essence of Montessori!
1. Google founders talk Montessori
2. Jeff Bezos Montessori
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or feedback about the program. We are delighted to be a part of your child’s education and growth.
Dr. Gregg Meikle
Dr. Jennifer Bestard