When Should I Start to Enroll in Home School?
Of course, that answer to “When to Enroll in Home School” is most of the time found on both ends of the spectrum and it depends on the circumstance. The politically correct response would reply that the right time to start homeschooling a child is when the opportunity arises (financially and otherwise) and when the parent has the time. The other answer is based on a philosophy made back in the 1960s.
Captain Kangaroo, a mastermind of children’s television, once said that children learn more in the first six years than at any other time. This statement is something we at National Home School believe wholeheartedly. To begin homeschooling during this crucial period in a child’s development is to maximize that window of learning opportunity thrown open, big, and wide. It is at this time when impactful advances in problem solving, language acquisition, and reasoning occur.
Everything is new to the child during these early stages. Their fascination with the simple is beyond inspirational as their brain acts as a sponge and soaks up knowledge with all the innocence and honesty of pure inquiry. This is their best opportunity to learn. In our opinion, to start later than this feels like it may, unfortunately, involve some “unlearning” of academic habits geared toward generic teaching to the masses that may not be useful to the child in the grand scheme of things. Reversing the habits of keeping “busy” while conforming to face-less “one-size-fits-all” education seems useless and unproductive given the context of the bigger picture of life.
One Crucial Statistic
Research shows that the benefits of early childhood education go well beyond educational attainment. For example, studies show that it can boost the child’s earnings later on in life. Long-term analysis suggests that early childhood education can increase earnings in adulthood by 1.3 – 3.5 percent (The Economics of Early Childhood Investments) and these earnings gains alone are bigger than the costs of such programs. Other evidence-supporting statistics exist in areas of social and emotional attainments, health, criminal behavior, and the list goes on.
Ultimately, It’s Your Decision
As you can see, there is a right time for a child to Enroll in Home School. Parents may be baffled, authorities may allude to it, but in the end, the child’s brain is the most trusting expert to consult on the matter. We can provide you the information, but ultimately it is your decision.
If you need assistance in helping your child Enroll in Home School, give us a call at 866-605-7772 or visit our FAQ Page. We also have an Enrollment page that will walk you through the steps to enroll your child in home school.