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.
Undoubtedly you want your child’s first year of homeschool to be a joyful experience for you and your child. With this in mind, we’ve made our My Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum easy to do but challenging enough to grow and stretch your little scholars intellects.
Therefore, planning has been made simple. You can be confident you are giving your child a well-rounded education. We’ve also made sure our curriculum complies with Australia’s homeschool registration requirements (in all states and territories).
Different Names For First Year of School.
Children using the our My Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum are usually around 5 or 6 years old. This is the first year of full-time school in the Australian education system.
Grade Equivalent Names Used the First Year of Full Time School
- NSW and ACT: Kindergarten
- Tasmania and Victoria: Prep
- Western Australia: Pre-Primary
- South Australia: Reception
- Queensland: Prep (4 – 5 year olds) or Grade 1 (6 year old).
- Northern Territory: Transition (5 year olds) or Year 1 (6 year old)
Is Your Child Ready For this Course?
We have found that age is not always the best deciding factor for your child’s readiness to begin their first year of formal lessons. Therefore a quick Kindergarten Readiness assessment tool can often give you a better idea. It will help you determine if your child has achieved the developmental milestones most children will have mastered before commencing kindergarten.
My Homeschool has developed a free Kindergarten Readiness Checklist to help you assess if your child is ready to start kindergarten.
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!
Course Cost & Enrolment
- Each primary courses costs $385 per grade plus a family membership subscription. All courses are purchased from within our My Homeschool Member’s site. Note: Only one subscription is needed per family.
- Additional living books are required to complete the course. A list is found in the free trial course outlines for each grade.
- Printing of resources and additional stationary is also required.
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
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