Erynn Tellier

Montessori Guide, ECE
Founding director of VIPFM.

Over the past 11 years, we’ve had a lot of time to practice these principles in our own family context. During that time, a strong interest in The Montessori Method has continued to grow, and through the encouragement of Mrs. Walker, and other very important people in my life, it became possible for me to take the required training to ensure that I can operate my own child care facility, focusing on the Montessori Method.

I have Montessori training from AMI in Vancouver, from Western Montessori in Langley, through self-study of the St. Nicholas Montessori Training program in the UK, Montessori’s own publications, numerous Montessori professional development workshops presented in Vancouver and Victoria and through the generous mentorship of Mrs. Walker of Altair.

Working part-time, while raising my own family, I have completed all the courses, and practicum study periods to obtain my Early Childhood Educator license. I hold and update every two years, my St. John Ambulance First Aid certificate. I hold a valid membership in NAMTA, the North America Montessori Teachers Association.

Strongly believing in Montessori as a viable support to family growth and understanding of young children, I was a founding director of the VIPFM, (Vancouver Island Parents for Montessori). This charitable organization has done a lot to educate the local community about Montessori principles and philosophy and will grow in a direction stimulated by parent interest and ability. Perhaps there will one day be a local opportunity for Montessori education beyond the ‘Casa Years’ of 3-6.

~  “To stimulate life , - leaving it free to develop, to unfold, - herein lies the first task of the educator. “   ~
from The Montessori Method, by Maria Montessori. Published in 1912.