​"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela

I am NOT a certified teacher. However, I have been trained in curriculum creation, have homeschooled for 11 years, and have an excellent track record of producing highly qualified students for the public school system. This is a general overview of what I intend to cover at each age. I am strong on the humanities, so art, music and dance of all types are incorporated daily. 

​InfantsCloth diaper and breast milk friendly !

Infants to 6 months are allowed to sleep and feed on demand. Infants to 4 months are held as much as possible while awake. At 4 months, I begin to increase tummy time, and by 6 months they are spending more time on their tummies to build the muscles and coordination necessary for crawling. I do not use any devices such as exersaucers, which are strongly discouraged by pediatric therapists.  

 

Every day we work on: 

  • Core strengthening [necessary for rolling over, sitting, crawling, etc.] 

  • Crossing-the-midline activities [relates to all physical and cognitive abilities]

  • Language acquisition/tongue strengthening/mimicking [the tongue is the last muscle to fully develop, needed for regular food eating, mimicking is the #1 indicator for earliest and best language & speech] 

  • Patterning/music [ability to identify patterns is the #1 indicator of math success]

  • Sensory experiences [sensory is the core of brain development at this age, every new sensory experience builds a ton of brain synapses]

  • Body massage [sensory, and helps her start understanding pressure, touch, and location earlier than she would on her own]

  • Visual stimulation [part of sensory, also part of patterning]

  • Visual and sound tracking [part of sensory stimulation, part of crossing-the-mid line, partly building those senses]

2-Year Old Preschool Class

 

  • Following 1 step directions

  • Manners

  • Following rules

  • Playing nice

  • Telling when they are poopy

  • Dressing and undressing themselves

  • Carrying dishes

 

  • Asking for help

  • Self control

  • Listening skills

  • Social conventions

  • Vocabulary

  • Enunciation

  • Shapes

 

  • Rote counting

  • Cause/effect

  • Observation skills

  • Scientific reasoning

  • Patterning

  • Risk assessment

  • One-to-one correspondence

​3-Year Old Preschool Class

  • Following 2 step directions

  • Using manners consistently

  • Understanding rules

  • Leadership skills

  • Chores & responsibilities

  • Self-reliance

  • Self-control

 

  • Vocabulary

  • Shapes

  • Colors

  • Numerical order

  • Cause/effect

  • Observation skills

  • Scientific reasoning

 

  • Phonics

  • Letter recognition

  • Comprehension

  • Patterning

  • Number recognition

  • Rote & quantitative counting

  • Science & experiments

4-5 Year Old Pre-K Class

 

  • Following multi-step directions

  • Acting as a role model

  • Helping younger children

  • Leadership skills

  • Initiative

  • Follow-through

  • Problem solving


 

5-6 Year Old Kindergarten - 2nd Grade​

 

  • State standards

 

  • Sight words

  • Ready to read skills

  • Rhyming

  • Advanced colors

  • 3D Shapes

  • Ordinal order

  • Beginning computation

  • Writing

  • Public speaking

  • Pattern extensions

  • Prediction

  • Fine detail observation skills

  • Scientific concepts

  • Measurements