In this encore episode, Saren and her friend Janelle discuss what they believe is most important for preschool-aged children and share what the Joy School program can offer to kids – and moms!
While this episode focuses on the benefits of the internationally-acclaimed Joy School co-op preschool option, the principles that Saren and Janelle discuss apply to any mom of preschoolers.
Joy School Information (detailed description, sample lesson plans, registration information)
Teaching Your Children Joy (Get Richard and Linda Eyre’s book that spurred the Joy School program at Amazon here OR enter your email here and access a free online version of Richard and Linda Eyre’s book that spurred the Joy School program)
Janelle’s Blog: Where are my Mary Janes?
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks
Audio Editing by Christy Elder
Hi there! I remember hearing this podcast before and I think Joy School sounds so great! When my oldest was preschool aged, I was part of a “preschool co-op” with 3 other former teachers (we all were elementary teachers before staying home with the kids). It was wonderful! However, it was a bit of running around and having 4 kids in 5 years, I was not able to do it with our second. One thing that was said on here was something to the effect of: you don’t want your kids to go to school only knowing you or your husband as their teacher. I definitely understand what you mean, but I disagree with that. My second child was only taught by me for preschool and did GREAT when he went to kindergarten recently. I just wanted to chime in on that. I know that you didn’t mean to make it sound like if you choose to “homeschool” preschool, it’s not a good choice, but thought I’d quickly comment.
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