Is Homeschooling an option for my family and if so, what are my homeschooling options?
With the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many parents are seriously thinking about home schooling their children for the first time starting in the fall of 2020. Below are some considerations as well as some curriculum options for you. These are by no means an exhaustive list of all possible curriculums and if you decide to homeschool your children, we would recommend more research on the specific programs.
1. What experience and confidence do you have in your homeschooling abilities?
Some curriculum/materials will follow closely to a traditional school schedule whereas others will be hands-on and very different.
2. How much time do you have to devote to your children’s school education?
Thiswill be especially difficult for families where both the father and mother have full-time jobs. However, there are options such as the extensive use of workbooks, where students can complete assignments while the parents are working.
3. How much are you willing to spend on home-school materials for your children?
With homeschooling, there are options for children to learn at various price levels. On the lower price side for example, you could preform a science experiment with household materials. Also, you can look for teachable moments with whatever activities you are doing or whatever you find in your house.
4. Are you looking for a Christian or more of a secular world-view with your children’s curriculum.
There are options for either way you would like to go.
Contact a team member today and we can help discuss how we can support your homeschooling.