Parent Education Program (PEP)

What is the Parent Education Program?

Formerly known as the Parent Awareness Group, the Parent Education Program (PEP) provides Heartwood families with a forum to discuss challenges, share parenting resources, and broaden understanding.

Depending on what most interests our school’s community, PEP Talks may include book discussions, parenting workshops, or presentations from guest speakers. The topics are determined at the first Parent Support Group meeting of the year.

When and where do PEP Talks take place?

Programs begin in September, on the school’s campus. Meeting times and details vary. Evening programs often include free childcare for ages 3 and up.


Program Topics

Topics are determined at the Fall PSG meeting and vary from year to year. You can help steer the PEP curriculum by volunteering on the committee, or email us your suggestions.


Upcoming Programs

Curriculum Nights

Description: Join Ms. Sue and our teaching teams for the Curriculum Night series, designed to help families learn more about each level of our educational programs. See what lies ahead for your child, learn more about their current curriculum, or gain a deeper understanding of Montessori in general through these class-specific events.

Childcare is available at all meetings for ages 3 and up. All events are open to the community as well as current Heartwood families.
 

Program: Kindergarten / Extended Day

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP to reserve your spot
 

Program: Lower Elementary

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP to reserve your spot
 

Program: Upper Elementary

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP to reserve your spot
 

Program: Toddler House

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP to reserve your spot
 

Program: Middle & High School

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP to reserve your spot
 

Program: Children’s House

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP to reserve your spot



 

Past Programs

Curious what might be covered in a PEP Talk? Check out some of our past topics to get a better idea. Interested in hearing one of these speakers again? Please let us know!

  • Age-specific Saturday Retreats for parents of the Toddler-10 year old and Tween/Teen age groups with Jean Wittig
  • Positive Time-Out for Parents: the Importance of Self-Care in Positive Discipline with Jean Wittig
  • Parenting without Screaming with Jean Wittig
  • Developmental Differences & the Whole Child Approach in Montessori with Bridget Dickerson
  • Sleep Solutions with Irene Gouge
  • Reading and Language Development featuring both a reading teacher and Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Positive Discipline with Liane Watson
  • Conscientiousness and Mindful Living
  • Orenstein Solutions with psychologist Dr. Daniel Sheras
  • Heartmath with Terry McDougall EdS


Open House/Enrollment 2019-20

Open to the Public:  See events calendar for upcoming information meetings for all age groups!