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Montessori Prepares the Children for Life. 


Children develop independence, confidence while learning where to find answers to their inquiries in a loving and caring environment.

  • Inclusive. Respectful. Independence. Compassionate. Confidence. These are just a few of the skills and qualities that children will develop at Trillium Bilingual Montessori. Since our founding in 2008, we’ve focused on supporting the child through their own learning path. 


    All Montessori activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of the child. Through stimulating environments and hands-on learning opportunities, the child is free to develop at his own pace with the expert guidance of our Montessori guides.  Reach out to learn more, and enroll with us today!

    About Our Program

  • About Mélanie​

    Born in Timmins Ontario, Mélanie was brought up in a francophone family. She then raised both of her children in a bilingual household in the Waterloo Region. 

    Mélanie worked in the region's French schools as a substitute teacher before teaching French in a Montessori school. Mélanie soon fell in love with the Montessori way of teaching. Having a daughter young enough to attend a Casa program, she became a Montessori parent and in 2007, Mélanie attended the Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute and graduated as a Montessori teacher in 2008. That same year, Mélanie started this program with a few children in a small room leased in a community church.

     She was looking to offer a quality bilingual Montessori program for the children of the region. As a mom, her two children often tagged along for the day, helping in class with the children, often spending evenings and weekends at the school to help as best they could. 

    And then...

    Both of Mélanie's children are Montessori trained teachers and have been a large part of the creation of TBM.

    Yanick, her oldest child, was part of the Montessori team from 2013-2021 and 2023.

    Her youngest child, Sydnie joined the TBM staff in 2019 and is now part of the daily administration of the school. 

    Steve, her patient and supportive husband of 25 years, is the best maintenance, builder and plumber. He happily (most of the time), repairs and builds furniture and materials on weekends or on his days off from his regular job. 

    The school has grown to what it is today thanks to a wonderful team of educators and amazing people who have helped and supported us along the way. 

    Our Humble Beginnings

    Mélanie Tremblay
  • We have put together an amazing team of educators for you!

    Looking For The Best

    At Trillium Bilingual Montessori, we put a lot of time and effort in hiring the 'perfect' team member.

    Along with professional experience and certifications, we value the person behind the diploma. We look for educators that loving, compassionate and knowledgeable. 

    Our progressive, forward-thinking approach to Montessori and language education also requires educators that are creative, flexible and engaged in every aspect of our program and that understand the importance of working directly with the families. 


    Our team of educators consists of a mix of Montessori Guides/Teachers, RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educators) and Educators with a variety of knowledge and experience. 

    All our staff has is CPR/First Aid certified, has completed and renews their vulnerable sector check (police check) and have the appropriate vaccination documents and health clearance. 


    TBM as an Employer

    As an employer, TBM prides itself on diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all employees. Our employees are important to us and we believe in offering competitive salaries along with the best workplace environment; positive, accepting and caring.

    Our philosophy?  Ensuring that our employees are happy and fulfilled in their work means that they are offering the children the best of themselves daily.​

    The TBM Team

  • As a Montessori program, our preschool program is known as “Casa”. In accordance with the Montessori tradition, Montessori preschool programs are referred to as “Casa”, a nod to what Dr. Maria Montessori named her first classroom. “Casa” in italian, meaning “home”, which is what Dr. Montessori wanted to reproduce for the children in her prepared learning environment. 

    In the Casa room, the children build and refine on the skills they were introduced to in the Pre-Casa classroom. The children work on their social skills, following classroom routines, expanding their vocabulary, learning to read, write, counting, doing math equations and perfecting their fine and gross motor skills are just a few of the things they will be working on.

    About Our Programs

    Our Casa Program (31 mths-6 years)

    As a Montessori program, our toddler program is known as “Pre-Casa” since it precedes our Casa program. 

    Children in our Pre-Casa program learn social skills, classroom routines, verbal skills along with various gross and fine motor skills. This program prepares the child to enter our Casa program. Children must be at least 15 months old, walking and able to follow programming to register in this program.

    Our Pre-Casa Program (18 mths-30mths)


    TBM is now part of the CWELCC program (aka $10/day childcare)
    TBM is excited to start offering lower fees as we work towards a $10/day national childcare program.
    In accordance with the CWELCC program, TBM's program fees have been reduced. 


    Prices listed are all inclusive, there's no HST on childcare fees. 

    All program fees are tax deductible.

    Parents will receive an annual fee receipt for tax purposes.

    If you have any questions, please contact us

  • View our program statement Here

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