Aidan Program for Families (APF)

Let’s work together to discover our shared values that will help your child thrive emotionally, intellectually, and compassionately here at Aidan, at home, and in the global community.

The Aidan Program for Families (APF) creates a forum to establish relationships that support and empower parents as they embrace the changes that come with a dynamic family life. As such, Aidan offers assistance to our families in establishing and sustaining an optimum loving and supportive home environment. All adults in the lives of the children - parents, grandparents, caregivers - are invited to participate in the exchange of information and ideas interweaving the principles of Montessori pedagogy and RULER with current research on child development.

These programs foster a harmonious and interdependent relationship between home and school, expanding our educational reach beyond the classroom and directly into your hands. The discussions and presentations place the responsibility to learn and become informed about Montessori theory and practice in your hands since you are your child’s first and most influential educator. Topics are chosen as to be relevant to today’s families as they relate to the intricacies of raising children in the 21st century.

APF is designed to help you better understand and employ Montessori principles at home with your children. There are events every month – you have a right and a responsibility to participate!

APF Events

One of the best resources the APF provides Aidan parents are its educational events. For overviews of the types of events we hold as well as upcoming event dates and RSVP information, please visit the APF Event Page.

Aidan Program for Families Blog & Related Posts

Why You Should Come to Journey and Discovery

Come to Journey and Discovery. It's Aidan's most important parent education event of the year, particularly for new families and those who have not already attended. This parent tells you why.

The Trial and Triumph of Separation

So much anxiety is involved in a young child, especially a toddler, coming to school for the first time. That's normal, it's healthy, and while it's hard for parents in particular, it helps the child's development and growth. From Toddler Teacher Nicole Barba, some insights and tips to help you manage separation anxiety.

Book Recommendation: Juana & Lucas

This book has it all - funny episodes kids everywhere can relate to, insights into a culture foreign to many of our students, a girl, her dog, and Astroman. Highly recommended.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Aidan Program for Families please contact Denise Merkel at
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