InHome Montessori's homeschooling program
Why choose Homeschooling
12% of children have returned to ECD centers in 2021
The ECD (early child development) sector has been impacted by the Covid Pandemic- Schools have closed down, schools cannot afford to reopen due to high costs of new regulations, families cannot afford to send their children to ECD centres due to job losses and schools have had to close because of decreased numbers. Parents have been fearful to send their children back to school. preferring the new way of working at home and enjoying the additional time spent with their young children.
CAN I HOMESCHOOL IN SOUTH AFRICA?
Homeschooling is defined as "Education at the child's own home."
As our program falls under 'pre-school' education, you are well within your right to choose to educate your child at home, under your own care or with the help of an au pair or nanny.
As stipulated in the South African Schools Act of 1996, only children between the ages of 7 and 15 are compelled to attend school.
Evidence from research in South Africa shows that the early years are building blocks for health, human capacity, personal and social well-being.
There are 20,000 Montessori schools worldwide
With 20,000 Montessori schools worldwide, of which approximately 10% operate in South Africa, and a tried and tested curriculum which is 120 years old, the Montessori philosophy is an ideal response strategy to the current basic education challenges faced in South Africa.
The inHome Montessori curriculum talks to the same framework and goals as that set out set by the DOE giving our parents the assurance that your children will be more than adequately prepared for their next stage of education in either the private or government school sector.
"The best curriculum is the curriculum which is in the best interest of your child, and which will fully develop his/her personality" Basic education minister Angie Motshekga South African Department of Education
A curriculum for early childhood is about all the experiences that children from birth to four will have in different settings. What children feel, do, hear and see in their early childhood setting is an important part of curriculum- as stated in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)
We help parents unlock the full potential in their children from birth to six years old, by providing Montessori tools and support which can be used in the home environment. The first 1000 days of a child’s life matter the most. Our program includes a comprehensive curriculum not only for the first 1000 days but all the way through to GRADE R.
InHome Montessori is affordable, easily accessible, flexible and fun, focusing on “whole child” development from birth to six years of age and incorporating a solid school readiness focus.
Our ideology has been unpacked and carefully put back together to make inHome Montessori less daunting and more empowering for you, the parent whilst still keeping the same high standards and quality results for your child. Our aim has been to take the complexities of this first class education system and simplify its application for all home schooling educators, giving accessible high quality education to as many households during these valuable and formative foundational ages of development.
As Aristotle so clearly pointed out, in respect to these first seven years of a child's life being by far the most important
“Give me a child until he is seven and I will show you the man” Aristotle.