Read to your children often, tell stories, and encourage them to tell you stories. Sing the alphabet song and if your children show an interest, point out the sounds letters make. Early math and science skills can be gained by counting, observing shapes, measuring, identifying patterns, and/or grouping similar objects. You could visit the zoo, take a hike, build a tall tower, or mix colors of paint.
You can find tons of project ideas on the web, including a list of CHN preschool resources, and your local support group can help you connect with other homeschoolers and activities in your area. If you need help finding local groups, check with your CHN Local Contact.
I am not certain I want to homeschool my child. Should I still consider homeschooling him for preschool?
I have multiple young children. How can I balance the needs of my baby and still homeschool my preschoolers?
Is there research that shows that children who attend preschool outside the home will do better in school?
My child attends preschool and suffers separation anxiety. How long will this last and is it normal?
A very different definition of Universal Preschool is posted on the Universal Preschool website. Their definition states that universal preschool is really “an unheralded worldwide community of loving, functional parents who nurture and teach their young children at home, sometimes with the occasional and thoughtful use of private and co-op preschool programs in their community.” The web site provides links to articles and news stories that explain the dangers inherent in a publicly funded universal preschool program, and it offers information and resources to assist families who choose to homeschool their preschoolers outside of a traditional institution.
CHN is opposed to the Universal Preschool legislation and is working to educate the community about the benefits of keeping preschoolers at home. Please email CHN if you have any questions pertaining to preschool!
For homeschooled students entering elementary through junior high school, a school will usually ask for the child’s cumulative file. A cumulative file generally includes a student identification record including parents names, addresses, phone numbers, and schools attended. It also includes report cards, attendance records, and information on special evaluations and needs. For homeschooled students entering high school, a school will usually require a transcript. A transcript would include coursework completed, credits earned, and grades, if given.
For more information on keeping school records for your homeschooler, click here.
We are continuously compiling a list of links to help the parents of preschoolers. Please visit our Preschool Resource Page now!