Many parents are seeking alternative ways of educating their children. Homeschooling has become a very popular method. It involves educating your child from home, whether with a parent teacher, a tutor, or an online platform. Homeschooling is a broad term for parent-led education. Now, more than ever, parents start homeschooling at a young age and search for the best possible preschool homeschool curriculum for their little ones.
Homeschooling has become more common and accepted for a myriad of reasons. These include one-on-one interaction with the child which builds a stronger relationship. Benefits also include more flexible schedules, and fewer perceived negative influences. Parents appreciate being able to personalize the education to the needs of their family as well as their routines. Some parents with an education background choose to design their own curriculum based on state requirements. However, others are overwhelmed with the responsibility for ensuring their child receives a proper education. New Beginnings Christian Academy has helped to bring assurance to parents and families by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in their home schooling adventure.
A curriculum is a broad term used by most schools and even universities that refers to the education plan the school intends to follow. It is usually all-inclusive of each subject and is a guide for teachers to follow throughout the year. Common curriculums include Math, English, Reading Comprehension, Science, History, PE, Health, and more. Some states have minimum requirements for what a curriculum should include, Texas is one of those states.
Texas is a very homeschooling-friendly state. It has minimal regulations and requirements. Home schools are considered private schools and as such, the state does not have jurisdiction. Texas does require; however, is a bona-fide (real and tangible) curriculum to show how you intend to sure your children receive adequate education in different subjects. It must be a written document and include the intended use of visual teaching implements (books, workbooks or an online platform) and at a minimum must include the five basic subjects of Spelling, Reading, Mathematics, Good Citizenship, and Grammar. The state does not have the authority to approve or reject your curriculum for its content as long is it does contain those topics. However, the flexibility doesn’t mean you can stop your search for a great preschool homeschool curriculum.
New Beginnings Christian Academy is a home schooling option for your family. We can provide you with a preschool homeschool curriculum that exceeds state requirements. We also provide you with the support you need to get start homeschooling and have a successful journey. Here at NBCA we believe all families should have access to high quality and affordable education. We are here to bridge the gap that prevents some families from making the “leap”. We know that it can be overwhelming and challenging to be responsible for such a major aspect of your child’s lives and we are here to help walk you through it and lesson the burden.
New Beginnings Christian Academy offers programs from preschool all the way up through high-school and even offers an adult high-school diploma program. For our Pre-School aged students, we offer a full-curriculum that includes each of the required topics. Our program ensures your child is ready to continue on to Kindergarten and 1st grade.
Your family dynamic is important to deciding if home schooling is the right choice. There are many things to consider. Some positive aspects include being able to have a more flexible schedule, as well as more one-on-one education for your child. Homeschooling also creates a stronger relationship with your child while allowing you to protect them from potential negative influences. As the teacher, you also have the ability to see your child’s strengths and weaknesses and the power to tailor your teaching methods to their individual, unique needs.
There are also some potential challenges to home schooling such as trying to justify your decision to friends and family, remaining calm and patient as when your child is struggling with a task, maintaining quality friendships outside of home, potential education expenses, and finding a good curriculum that meets your needs. There may be others that are unique to your family.
Only you can decide what is right for your family.
New Beginnings Christian Academy offers free consultations to families considering home schooling their children. We are here to offer one-on-one advice to help you make this decision. You are not alone! We are here to guide you each step of the way to help you have a positive experience. We believe quality education is a right and that even the littlest students deserve the best possible education. As the parent, you know your child best and you can watch your child flourish and grow under your care.