Our curriculum is carefully developed by our directors to help children make connections across subject areas. We pull from a variety of resources to establish our goals of making all of our activities high-interest and hands-on. All of our activities are memorable, FUN, and in line with our mission.
Each child's home education is the parent's responsibility, and we do not claim to be a substitute or alternative to the education provided at home. Our program is meant to be a helpful, supplementary option for parents who homeschool their children similar to an extracurricular activity. The topics we cover can be used as a springboard for more in depth learning at home, but it is the responsibility of the homeschool parent to track their child(ren)s overall progress.
Our directors are Elizabeth Nguyen, Elena Mazzelladibosco, and Kelsey Morosini. We all live in Boca Raton and homeschool our own children. We would love to meet you! We hope that all of our membership applicants will come to one of our informal park play dates so that we can get to know each other.
Although we may send home some additionally fun activities for your child to complete at home that are based on what we learned that week, it will always be completely optional. Whether or not your child completes it will not impact what we are doing the following week in any way. We do not test on any of the material covered, and we do not grade any work.
Our curriculum is developed in such a way that while the children will all be learning the same general topics, different age groups will learn it in an age appropriate way. For some activities we will separate age groups 5 to 7 from ages 8 to 11, and for others we will combine them. We believe the ability to do this is one of the blessings of homeschooling, and that children learn best when learning and playing alongside children of different ages.
Children will need to bring:
A packed snack and lunch
A water bottle
Children will need to wear:
Down to Earth Co-op T-shirt
Pants or shorts
Closed toe shoes
We are not a school or a daycare facility. Children in our program do not take any tests, or receive any grades. The homeschooling parent remains responsible for their child(ren)s educational progress. We are happy to provide a list of homeschool evaluators in our community.
Down to Earth Co-op does not allow electronics such as cell phones, tablets, Nintendo, etc. Please keep them at home. Parents will have the direct cell phone numbers of all directors in case of emergency.
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