This past weekend's Open House introduced many new families to our program and what makes Stone Hill Learning Center unique.
On Saturday May 4th, we hosted our annual spring Open House for prospective students. The event attracted many new families, some of whom are only just beginning their homeschooling adventure!
Our mission statement states that we strive to be a valuable resource for homeschooling families by providing group learning opportunities and educational resources. So in addition to acquainting visitors Learning Center, our open houses also serve as an opportunity to provide valuable resources and information for homeschoolers. We had a used-curriculum book sale and, keynote speaker, Ruth Gittens spoke on what it means to homeschool and where to begin.
“What is your purpose in homeschooling your child? That is where you need to begin. Firmly establish why you are doing this... because believe me, it isn't always easy."
- Ruth Gittens
Ms. Gittens (a 20-year homeschooling mom veteran) spoke on how important it is to establish your reasons and purpose in homeschooling your child. She said that once you have that figured out, it is time to start researching. Read, read, read! There are so many resources out there for you to learn about different views and philosophies and educating your child at home. Here are some of her favorite MUST READS:
"A Well Trained Mind" by Susan Wise Bauer
"The Unhurried Homeschooler" by Durenda Wilson and Melinda Martin
"The Unschooling Handbook" by Mary Griffith
"The Lost Tools of Learning" by Dorothy Sayers
You know your child best. Take what you learn and what you already know about your student and create a truly one-of-a-kind educational program! Work at each child's individual pace and prioritize what they each need prioritized. Flexibility, that's the secret!
The open house also included displays from each education department and student science fair projects. Current parents, teachers, and Program Director (Kim Torquato) were all available for questions. We are looking forward everything the 2019-2020 school year has in store for Stone Hill Learning Center!
Think you may be interested in signing up for classes next year? Fill out an application on our website www.stonehilllearningcenter.org.
The opinions expressed in this post are the sole view of the writer and do not reflect the opinion of Stone Hill Learning Center or Stone Hill Church.