By Danielle Barfoot, mom to a boisterous teen and freelancer who writes about parenting and education. She writes regularly for Impaq Education, a curriculum provider for home, tutor and school education.
Are you a homeschooling parent who could do with some guidance and practical support? Using a homeschool curriculum provider is a convenient, straightforward and effective option for you. All you need to do is pick the grade and you’ll be provided with everything you require to complete a school year at home with your child.
Benefits of using a homeschool curriculum provider
You will receive all the required books and guides needed to complete the academic year. The homeschool curriculum provider also offers access to additional resources. These are often online or interactive multimedia resources, and generally at no additional cost.
Homeschool curriculum providers like Impaq offer guided learning, which includes tutoring and practice elements, such as extra lessons and videos. The purpose is to continuously test and improve learners’ understanding of a subject.
Carefully constructed lesson plans saves a lot of time and hassle. A curriculum provider offers daily plans for all subjects, suggested support materials plus tips for adapting lessons to your child’s unique needs.
Parents may need extra support when teaching their children at home, especially in certain subject areas. A good curriculum provider offers access to experts. This is a team of highly trained and professional educators who support parents with curriculum questions and subject support.
You will receive all the tools you need to ease administration, ensure accurate record keeping, monitor learner progress and generate reports.
Curriculum providers generally supply all formal assessments and memorandums. They also offer marking services and a support network to help learners successfully master a subject or grade. Some also arrange practical assessment opportunities throughout the year.
A curriculum provider removes the time and stress related to research and planning. All the work has already been done for the parents. You’ll have more time to focus on your child, and plan exciting excursions and activities.
Sense of community
By signing up with a curriculum provider, you’ll be joining a vibrant community of home education families who share their journey and insights. They do this via social media, and participating in organised workshops and events.
Tips when looking for a curriculum provider
Keep the following points in mind when searching for a curriculum that meets your needs. Your homeschool curriculum provider should:
- Offer solutions designed to enable individualised learning.
- Give you full control over your child’s education.
- Be dedicated to helping learners thrive.
- Provide learners with the basic knowledge needed to succeed in school.
- Inspire curiosity and deepen learners’ understanding with engaging lessons.
- Offer educational and informative support to parents.
Impaq is the largest home education curriculum provider in South Africa. Their curriculum and related solutions are designed to enable individualised learning as they place your child’s needs at the centre of their academic model.