Wonderland in Valley Ranch

Welcome to Wonderland Montessori Academy of Valley Ranch! Opened in 2014, this school caters to the surrounding cities of Irving and Coppell.

The peaceful and normalized environments allow the child freedom of movement, as well as the confidence to learn, based on their freedom of choice. When children are guided, in place of being ‘instructed’, they learn through the process of self-correction. This in turn builds their confidence, independence and love for learning.

Our certified teachers guide the children with love and compassion. They lead the children from the concrete to abstract, engaging them in a multi-sensorial environment, reinforcing learning and retention of foundational principles that help them excel as compared to their peers from traditional learning environments.


Introduction to TessA CLAUSTRE:

Tessa has a degree in Mass Communications from Texas Woman’s University, where she also pursued post-graduate studies in Teaching.  She began working in child care in 2007, moving into a management position in 2011. Tessa held the position of Director from 2013 till 2015, of a childcare center in Fort Worth. From there, for 2 years, Tessa worked as a Child Care Licensing Inspector for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 


In 2017, she began a new career as a Child Protective Services Investigator for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and investigated abuse and neglect of children in home-based environments. Tessa has re-entered the child care field in an attempt to bring her knowledge of child development into focus and support the learning and well-being of children in child care.  Tessa lives with her husband and dog, and enjoys spending time with her godsons, ages 5 and 10 years.  She believes that all children deserve and benefit from early childhood education, and she hopes to enhance that experience through loving and individual attention to the well-being and education of each child in care. 

Tessa Claustre -  Head of School

Tessa Claustre
Head of School

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2090 Market Place Blvd,
Irving, TX 75063

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