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Parent Education Program

At The Montessori School of Raleigh, we believe in lifelong learning. That's why we offer a parent education program designed to provide our parents with the information and resources they need to support their child's growth and learning.  

The MSR Parent Education Program - commonly known as PEP, has two components: the Whole Child series offering programming relevant for parents with children of any age and the Montessori Parent series, offering grade-level content and information. 

2022-2023 PEP Series 

The Whole Child Series

The 2022-2023 Whole Child Series will include two educational programs for parents with children of any age. 

How Montessori Fosters Every Child’s Potential
with Paula Lillard Preschlack, M.Ed.
Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) is excited to welcome Paula Lillard Preschlack, M.Ed., author of The Montessori Potential: How to Foster Independence, Respect, and Joy in Every Child , as its September PEP guest speaker. Paula will present How Montessori Fosters Every Child’s Potential via Zoom on Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to access the Zoom link.
Paula Preschlack PEP Speaker

Paula was a Montessori teacher and the head of school at Forest Bluff School in Illinois for over 25 years. She has given over 100 talks at Forest Bluff, other Montessori schools, teacher training courses, and conferences. Her work focuses on the principles and benefits of the Montessori approach. Paula attended Hampshire College and holds a master’s degree in Education from Loyola College in Maryland, has diplomas from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for Assistants to Infancy, Primary, and Elementary Levels, and has audited the NAMTA/AMI Orientation to Adolescent Studies. Paula is married to Jim Preschlack and has two children, now 18 and 20 years old. She loves horses, standard poodles, nature, hiking, skiing, reading, and laughing really hard with friends!

Whether you are new to Montessori or have been practicing Montessori for years, you will come away from Paula Preschlack’s presentation with an appreciation for all Montessori can mean for your child.




Montessori Parent Series

Fall PEP Week Oct. 24-27
The 2022 Fall PEP Week will focus on child safety and is composed of virtual events for each division level: Toddler, Children's House, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, and Upper School. Programming for each event is designed for the appropriate age and developmental level. MSR parents are encouraged to attend their child's division level event and are also welcome to attend events in other division levels. 

Check back soon for more details and a schedule of events.

Winter PEP Week Jan. 31-Feb. 2
The 2023 Winter Pep Week will focus on transitioning from one division level to the next. Each division-level will have its own virtual Lunch and Learn event designed to provide parents children rising up to a new division with valuable information about what they expect. The Lunch and Learns will also be a helpful review for all division-level parents of the classroom experience and learning goals.