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Homeschool for below the age of 6-7?

November 7th, 2011 at 06:31 pm

So, I hate to say this, but despite dealing with overpriced cupcakes etc, I am not happy at all with the program for the kids after paying almost $200 per week, along with totally B.S parenting obligations. So, I think I will take them out and teach them at home with a guided curiculum for the next couple of years, of course with extracuricular activities so they interact and develop social skills with other kids. Aside from the around $800/per month/near $9,000/per year, I have really had it! If anyone knows of a place to start or look into for various curiculums, please kindly let me know. Just like the past year where I am facing the truth about money, crappy friends, my future, it is now the same reality with my kids/educational results and stressSmile

9 Responses to “Homeschool for below the age of 6-7?”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    One of the first things you may want to check into is seeing if there is a homeschool community in your area. (Community isn't exactly the right word ... but it's the best equivalent I could think of right now)

    You also may want to check at your library for books on homeschooling - there are a lot of really good ones which will point you towards resources and ideas.

    I used to have a bunch of homeschooling links on my computer (two computers ago ...) and I remember there was a great *free* Christian based curriculum based off using public domain books. I just can't remember what it was called right now -- I think that the same woman who used to do the Pioneer Woman website started it.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I highly reccommend the K12 program. http://www.k12.com/. It was free for us through http://www.k12.com/wava/, the state paid for it. Your state may have a program that does so, too. There were no income guidelines. We did it for two years with one kid in elementary and one kid in middle school. It was a fantastic experience and I loved it all being laid out for me and I didn't have to come up with anything on my own. And I learned so much right along with my children.

  3. laura Says:


    Also look into your church (if you belong to a congregation/parish) and see if the Director of Religious Ed knows of other families in your area. Co-ops and consortium (consortia?) are also good. See if your local YMCA has gym classes for home schoolers (you can meet others that way). Your local community college might have enrichment programs for music/art/etc.

    I have thought about it (homeschooling) seriously, but this year things at our Catholic school have finally clicked (a great teacher/a Reading Specialist (hallelujiah for us!!)/and some maturing on the part of my 4th grader. I think that the key is being realistic about how much you can accomplish and sticking to a plan. I've read about homeschooling, and beware of the "it's all a bed of roses" attitude that many parents have in their writing. I wanted frank and honest writing about what to expect, and there wasn't much out there.

    Best of luck to you! Start a blog and chronicle your journey, I'd love to follow it with you!

  4. laura Says:


    BTW, our local roller rink had daytime hours especially for homeschoolers, so you might be able to socialize in that way, too.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Personally, I don't think you need any curriculum for preschool. Just let the kids be kids. Give them plenty of opportunities to play with all kinds of materials, to build their imaginations, to lay messily, to build their muscle coordination, to get along with each other, to enjoy the world. Read to them every day as much as you can.

    That said, I do think most pre-schools do a better job of developing kids than do grade schools. So if you feel like you don't know what to do for your kids, think about what they were already doing in preschool and duplicate that. Get a book or two on preschool or early childhood development. They are usually quite fun books to read. Take their suggestions.

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oops, that should be to PLAY messily. (Typing messily sometimes is not a good thing.)

  7. mamas debt time out Says:

    Cool! I have checked out the resources and am meeting a mom and a group at the library soon. Interestingly enough, these parents are more interactive than the curiculum my kids have right now.I also love the idea of chronicalling it too. I find that what the kids are doing right now is glorified babysitting, when I could still be interacting with others, but perhaps have some more focussed time to learn etc. Not to mention, I calculated that I could also hire tutors at half the cost and have them help every day.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm glad you found some good resources. Now to admit something ...As I've read the further comments, I was wondering where preschool was coming in ... then I re-read the title Blush
    Big Grin I read your title as being for children aged 6 or 7, which is why I suggested a curriculum. Now I see that it says *below* 6 or 7. Ooops!

  9. CampFrugal Says:

    I have homeschooled/unschooled my children for the past 12 years or so. I wouldn't have it any other way. There is so much great information on the web, along with yahoo groups you could belong to. You can search the yahoo groups in your area by typing homeshooling along with your area and get lots of resources. Good luck in your venture.

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