Whether you are just beginning or you’ve been homeschooling or teaching for a long time, we are sure that you have a few questions for us. We’re guessing these might be a few of them:
For all of our curriculum collections, we encourage you to invest in the Collection Materials (this list is found in your Collection Overview at the beginning of each monthly unit) which will be used throughout your homeschool career and across multiple subjects. You will need all of the standards such as watercolors, tempera paints, paper, paintbrushes, school glue, pencils, markers, and crayons. We always try to recommend quality products that will last a long time and have many uses. Each month there will be some additional materials needed (which you can purchase, borrow or possibly substitute with other materials you already have on hand), which will vary quite a bit from month to month and by subject.
For Little Wonders Literature, you should plan to purchase or borrow four books per month. For Little Wonders Block Play and Art units, you will work through one book per month.
For Young Scholars History/Literature, plan to purchase your Story of the World book and an additional four supplemental books per month. For Science units, plan to purchase or borrow one main book for each yearly collection, and an additional book per month. Young Masters will just require one book per month.
First of all, it's important to familiarize yourself with your state or country’s laws about homeschooling, as most education policy is formed at the state or local government level. This is a good website to start with for California: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ps/.
Find a great group of like-minded families and build a community. We have a global community building inside our online forum, and we also host regular local get-togethers and field trips to help families build connections and learn from one another.
When it comes to choosing a curriculum, everyone is different. Of course we think ours is the best and the most beautiful on the market, but the best way to find out if it fits is to try it out, and we encourage you to do the same with any curriculum resource! We always offer plenty of samples to try out to make sure that our curriculum is what you’re looking for, which are accessible here on our website (or can be requested through our contact page).