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Homeschooling PreK 3

I’d had plans to homeschool Athena for as long as I can remember; even before we got married I’m pretty sure. But to start with, I was excited to send her to our local Christian school for preschool. As I’d subbed there quite a bit, I knew the teachers and loved their program! When we found out we were expecting, I was excited to get the process going- until I realized that she missed the age cut off by 3 months. This meant that she wouldn’t be able to start PreK 3 until right before she would be turning 4. 

I also knew that with having the new baby, I needed to have some semblance of accountability for myself and structure so I wasn’t struggling to figure out what to do with her every day AND juggle a baby. 

As I started looking into homeschool options it became apparent that preschool doesn’t really exist. As with most homeschool styles, Charlotte Mason does not encourage official “education” until at least 6 or 7 years of age. I am totally on board with this, but also recognize that my child needed some structure. I also love CM’s emphasis on exploration, nature, arts & crafts, and following your child’s interests. 

I purchased a kindergarten curriculum from the amazing A Humble Place to try and get an idea of what a day looks like, resources, etc. My mother in her wisdom actually kept our calendars with activities, themes, & field trips from when we were in preschool. Taking all of these pieces into account, I started outlining our PreK3 curriculum in my Anna Vance Homeschool Planner.

As I documented our homeschooling journey and process on Instagram, I began to have moms ask what curriculum I was using and where could they get it!? So at the encouragement of some friends & fam, and the generous Mama’s who asked, I decided to digitize the preschool curriculum I’ve been developing for our wonderful Tiny Human. 

I am thrilled to announce my partnership with Ella Williams who has helped me make everything much prettier than I could have dreamed! I am also proud to share that I will be donating 10% of every sale to the Greenlight Operation Restoration Home Project.

I can not wait to announce the official launch and availability of the curriculum soon! I’ve recently learned, writing out supplies lists with links, for approximately 20 activities, for about 10 different months, is very time consuming.

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