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Public, Home or Private school??

My oldest DD will be 4 next month and is in a public headstart right now. We are christian-Baptist and i would like to put her in a homeschooled program or a private school but we are a one income family, i'm a stay at home mom, so we dont have any extra money. Does anyone know of any good/cheap homeschool programs?

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Asked by AWebber212 at 11:11 AM on Sep. 21, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Have you checked into the K12 program? It's public but home based.

    Answer by Jessica157 at 11:13 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • No i havent I'll have to do that :)

    Comment by AWebber212 (original poster) at 11:14 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • We are choosing private school. My son excels better in smaller classroom sizes. He attends private preschool now as well. Homeschooling for us would not work b/c I am a teacher, my son needs to be around kids everyday for socialization, and he does learn more from someone who is not his mother. :) Good luck! I would def check into homeschooling though. THere are many curriculms available. You can google them as well.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:19 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • If you want to Homeschool - check out K12. I don't believe it costs anything, it's home-public school.
    Personally, unless there is a deficiency with your public school program, a crime issue or you have a special needs child, I don't see why anyone would choose to deny their children a Public school education, there is much more to school than academics!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:23 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I agree with SabrinaMBowen. So many times people just assume they'll come out ahead using private or teaching at home. Each child is different, as is every school. Be sure to weigh all options openly. :)

    Answer by Jessica157 at 11:28 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • My kids are public, they haven't given me any reason to homeschool.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:32 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • You also might want to take a look at AmblesideOnline. It's a free K-12 Christian curriculum that was designed to be as close as possible to what Charlotte Mason used in her own schools.


    Answer by AsiaCansler at 11:40 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Look around on the web. But if she is not having any problems with Public school, then I suggest that you may want to leave her put.

    Answer by msbrewton at 1:41 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I'm not sure yet. Mark and I need to find a K4 school soon for Samuel to attend next year.

    Answer by SparklingHope at 2:52 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

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