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looking for a curriculum that is not faith/religious based

Posted by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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 Like the post title says i am looking for a curriculum that is NOT faith/religious based. We have decided not to put our oldest in public schools after all. all the curriculum's i have seen thus far have some sort of religious tie in. DH and I are not thrilled with that. His grade level for this coming school year is pre-k/k from the placement diagnostic test administered by our local school district

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by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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Kat0038
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Oak Meadow 

maggiemom2000
by Helping Hands on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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http://www.time4learning.com

http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com

http://www.starfall.com

http://www.oakmeadow.com

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Also Secular homeschooling curriculum directory:
http://www.secularhomeschool.com/content/217-secular-homeschool-curriculum/
celticdragon77
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 8:09 PM

http://www.hsfreethinkers.com/curricula  -- website that lists secular curriculums for each subject.


"live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air..." Emerson 

ciao_kitty
by Testing the waters on Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I only have a basic membership to Education.com, for an extra cost, you can print up workbooks and worksheets. I'm not too certain if they're religious or not, all the stuff I've printed up is secular. 

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