How Do You Know If You Should Home School your Preschool Child?
The decision to mirror a “home school” approach to preschool or send them to a traditional institution is a personal choice. This depends mostly on the availability of programs with a clear value match. The “value” could be budget, beliefs, or overall benefits.
While most metropolitan areas provide district- funded programs designed to prepare children for kindergarten,
rural areas tend to offer only high-priced private preschool programs. However, there is also the option of home school preschool that allows parents to prepare their children for kindergarten while controlling the environment and method of teaching.
The most important goal of preschool is to prepare young children to be introduced to academic discipline. With guidance, parents can successfully deliver these most important lessons through a home school preschool program. While public preschool programs may be overcrowded or nonexistent, and private preschool may prove cost-prohibitive, home school preschool can offer benefits equal, if not superior, to both.
Further, for very young children who have yet to leave home without their parents, a preschool program out of the home may be extremely overwhelming. This is the age in which to foster confidence and a love of learning; as such, this first school experience is incredibly important. It may be better to introduce school lessons in an environment in which children are comfortable and nurtured. Finding an Educational Consultant to help co-teach and offer support during these years are crucial.
Fortunately, the Brooks Academy now offers home school preschool programs. These programs are tailored to each scholar and home situation, while including detailed lesson plans. Parents also develop “academic discipline”, as their schedules, energy, and engagement are the primary factors driving preschool success.
Those who choose to seriously oversee their home school preschool program should not be concerned with gaining a certification. The primary focus should be on building your home school team. If parents do not take the time to build their team, they will burn out quickly and lose interest in walking with their child through the preschool process. Ultimately, parent AND child will flourish with support from a dedicated home school support team.
Keep in mind that a home school preschool program does not necessarily mean a long-term commitment to home schooling. Many parents begin with a home school preschool program and then transition to a traditional school environment. Others continue the home schooling process and graduate their own child- often years ahead of their peers. Either way, it is most important that parent and child both enjoy the journey. With love, support, and dedication, you will foster a love of learning sure to follow your child for a lifetime.
Contact The Brooks Academy about the “Home School for Primary Learners” Program.