"We grew up in a simpler time. A time where outdoor play was our teacher & our friends were the kids down the street"
Hands-on learning! Children who "touch" life at an early age are more likely to succeed in school & life as they mature.
Get outside! Experiencing nature - we work, play, design, build, test, and retest in all weather as long as it's safe.
Empowering and Fostering Independence! We tenderly urge, "Do it!", even as you're scared. Fears melt away when you get on the other side of them.
"Twaddle. If I were to have to label much educational material today, I'm afraid a large percentage would definitely be twaddle . . .We don't respect the children's thinking or let them come to any conclusions themselves!"
Susan Schaeffer Macauly's For the Children's Sake
At Off To The Farmhouse we aim to be TWADDLE free! We facilitate various adult/child activities, drop-off events, field trips as requested, and now some virtual learning. We are currently in North County San Diego and plan to offer additional locations in and out of California: if this interests you, let us know. If you would like to facilitate as a 'lead' to encourage the joy of a child learning, please reach out.
We enhance the noble efforts of all young families by supporting the homeschool, charter school, public and private school options of education.We steer clear of the vax debate and political bantering, honoring your personal decision-making process for your own family, but we definitely have thoughts if you can handle exchanging ideas and volleying questions.
“Every day, every hour, the parents are either passively or actively forming those habits in their children upon which, more than upon anything else, future character and conduct depend...” — Charlotte Mason
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. -Clay P. Bedford
True confidence is built by the trial and error of forming competence...and building competence takes perseverance and patience. You're building legacy, dear parents. Stay in the race, but take a break as you need to recharge. -Angela Aymin
Get way comfortable with failure. You'll need it to succeed. -Angela Aymin