This is your journey just as much as it is your child's. We are here to encourage and listen to your concerns and observations. These will highlight where you believe your child is and how they learn best. You are their first teacher, and we are here to empower you along this journey together.
If you are not interested in teacher-led activities our Homeschool Curriculum & Support options are excellent. Here is what is included:
$75/Month + $150 Registration fee
3-days/week virtual teacher-led classes in 5 primary subjects. Here is what is included:
$250/Month + $150 Registration fee
2-days/week in-person teacher-led classes in 6 primary subjects. Here is what is included:
$350/Month +$150 Registration fee
We host a weekly outing open to all homeschool families regardless of how they homeschool. All are welcome.
To effectively document your child's education, a portfolio is recommended. We will teach you how to do this effectively and will also be a source for managing this for you.
High school documentation is a little more robust. There are specific requirements for high school but the primary difference is that this portfolio can affect opportunities in the future. This is a critical step and time in your teens' life. All of these documents need to be saved and we are here to help teach you how to do this and also to offer to manage this for you.
This is a unique and great feature. As parents, we get overwhelmed and when one of our Executives' children was learning "the new way to do math" aka Common Core Math, a few years back she felt helpless, there was never a tutor for parents! But our program is designed to do just that for BOTH the parents and the children.
Children today spend less and less time outdoors due to multiple factors including technology, Ecophobia, and the fact that we are all just so busy. But, connections with nature are essential to the physical and psychological well-being of children. Together we can stop the cycle.
Our curriculum is designed to satisfy most* of the standards set by the state of California's Department of Education. These standards are for grades K-12 and are defined by identifying understanding and skills acquired in connection with the curriculum.
*Our history and science are unique and thought they do hit many of the targeted standards they do not fit all of them as they do not reflect our philosophy or mission.
Our goal is that our curriculum is engaging and enjoyable. We believe the most effective way to learn is by utilizing multiple learning styles. Our curriculum is designed to be multi-sensory and all-inclusive. We want to hear from your child. Does your child understand the lesson? Is it engaging? Does the project or activity spark interest? Let us know so we can continue to offer an engaging curriculum to families just like yours.
We firmly believe that time spent at home has a huge part to play in the socio-emotional growth of children. That is why we do not believe in huge packets of homework that take away from quality time. Here is our homework requirement per week:
All children have 3 homework assignments weekly everything else is done with us in class:
1. Volunteer - Example: Pick up trash at a local park, share words of encouragement with random people, help feed needy families at a local shelter
2. Get out in Nature (or visit a zoo, aquarium, etc.) Example: Go for a hike or walk that is not only for walking but observing, experiencing, and enjoying nature, go to the beach, or camping, head to the park and check out the natural features while your there, count birds, etc.
3. Do something with your family that is not part of your regular routine that encourages bonding. This could also be calling or writing relatives to connect.
This is our "Homework Philosophy". What is yours?
Head2Heart takes education seriously and we are not here to pile up redundant hours and documents that only serve to discourage children from wanting to participate in future lessons. Our lessons are short and sweet so that when you observe they have mastered a certain subject or aspect (i.e. 2+2=4) let's move on!
We believe that the curriculum should not only be enjoyable for your child but also for you. Our entire purpose is to make homeschooling accessible but, how accessible is it - if it is not user-friendly? Do you as a parent understand the lessons so that you can follow along and support your child through understanding them appropriately? We want to hear from you