We are first year homeschoolers. We started homeschooling June 17. My oldest son is 5 and is required to start school this year as he will turn 6. We have started him using a Kindergarten curriculum. He is developmentally delayed due to a seizure disorder. My son has been in a private daycare specializing in special needs children that included therapy to assist him. Also, he has been in a public preschool program. He was tested 3 years behind in each of these programs. He was recently tested for private occupational therapy, including a Peabody test (measuring his ability based on his age). He has progressed to only 2 years delayed in the 6 short weeks of homeschool! This is fabulous news for us and proves to us that we are doing the best for him.
My youngest son is 3, and he is enrolled in homeschool as well. We enrolled him so early because he is showing such a yearn for learning. He is also using a Kindergarten curriculum. He has no trouble keeping up with the lessons and has learned so much. He would not have an opportunity to expand his knowledge this soon in a public school. Watching him learn and being able to be such a large part of both of my children's education means so much to us. We are so thankful to have this opportunity.
Randy and Katie Hopper
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