My Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum
Are you looking for something special for your child’s homeschool kindergarten curriculum? Well, we hope this Charlotte Mason inspired course will more than satisfy your needs.
Your child’s first year of homeschool should be a joyful experience for you and your child. Therefore we’ve made it easy.
Planning has been made simple so you can be confident you are giving your child a well-rounded education and that you comply with Australia’s homeschool registration requirements.
Children in this grade are usually around 5 or 6 years old.
We love your whole programme. Everything is awesome! Having all the ideas and links at our fingertips has made lesson planning a dream! Also knowing you yourself Michelle and Jo are just an email away for immediate support is so reassuring!Jo and John from NSW
Kindergarten/Prep Course Cost
- $385 plus a family membership subscription. Once you become a member you can purchase a graded course within the My Homeschool Moodle Platform.
- Additional books are required to complete the course. Some of these books you will need to buy but you may also find them at the library. The Kindergarten Course Outline clearly states the additional books needed.
- You will also need to buy some stationery and to print off some of the resources.
Is Your Child Ready For this Course?
Some Australian states refer to this first year of schooling by different names such as Kindergarten, Prep or Foundation Year. Kindy is a name used for preschool in Queensland and their first year of school is called Prep. This is not a preschool course. It is for the first year of school typically age 5 or 6.
Please refer to our Kindergarten Readiness Checklist for a short checklist approach to developmental milestones most children will have achieved before commencing kindergarten.
We also have a Kindergarten Completion Achievement List so you can see if your child is ready for Year One.
Should I Skip Kindergarten?
Unfortunately, kindergarten is sometimes dismissed as unnecessary, confused with preschool, melded into Year 1, or simply viewed through different education philosophies, such that that the real wonder, meaning and purpose for kindergarten has been forgotten or cast aside.
Some home educators misunderstand kindergarten to only be a formal school construct and miss the opportunities that come for enjoying and exploring learning at this age.
Kindergarten is not only an important step in the life long journey of education, but a wonderful way to gently step into home education. It is not to be missed!
This Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum Isn’t School At Home
Family learning time is the heart of our homeschool kindergarten course. We have already homeschooled each of our children through this stage, so we understand what it’s like to teach kindergarten in the home. Find out more about us.
Children of the ages 5 and 6 are keen explorers, great at asking questions, observing and eager to know more. We want to help you to make these natural tendencies part of their learning experience. We’d rather take them on a learning journey by: reading a gorgeous book, making conversation, and encouraging observation and creativity.
A Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum Full of Books & Ideas
An idea is a living thing of the mind. It strikes, seizes and catches hold of us. Ideas form the basis of our inspiration. An idea can possess us. Without ideas education is dull. For that reason, we aren’t keen on worksheets, textbooks or comprehension tests. We’d rather you take your child on a learning journey.
At My Homeschool we want to use living literature, nature study, music and art as an instrument for nourshing your child’s mind. We don’t just care about following the Australian Curriculum (or a state syllabus), we also care about giving your child a rich education full of vitality and noble thoughts.
The mind “is nourished on ideas and absorbs facts only as they hang connected with the living ideas upon which they hang. Children educated upon some such lines as these respond in a surprising way, developing capacity, character, countenance, initiative and a sense of responsibility…The mind feeds on ideas and therefore children should have a generous curriculum.” Charlotte Mason
A Classical, Charlotte Mason inspired approach to learning is the philosophy behind our homeschool kindergarten curriculum. We help you tick the curriculum box and give your child living education.
Your Little Scholars Will Be:
- Reading good quality books, including illustrated children’s books.
- Having short, consistent lesson time in the mornings, leaving afternoons free for naps or play.
- Finding out about science while exploring and observing nature.
- Making discoveries through hands-on activities.
- Learning about great artists and making some of their own art works.
- Hearing picture books in a foreign language.
I like the online links and the weekly plans spelling out exactly what to do. I also like the optional extra reading so I don’t feel rushed or pressured to complete more if we are having a busy week, but I’m still able to mix and match it to another quieter week.Kate from NSW
I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort that’s been put into My Homeschool! I had my AP visit yesterday and it went great! He’s giving me 12 months registration and said if he comes next year and I’m still using the My Homeschool curriculum then he’ll give two years, even for my kindy child who’ll be a new registration. Thank you so much for helping make this transition to homeschooling so much easier and providing such detailed documents. I’m truly grateful!Jess from NSW
Once you become a member you can purchase a graded course within the My Homeschool Moodle Platform.