You might have heard this term but are not quite sure what it means. Or maybe you’re interested in the idea of homeschooling, but get overwhelmed at the thought.
I teamed up with Prenda to get some insights into microschooling and how it works. As a mom, I like to stay open to different schooling options for my kids. Every kid is different, so why shouldn’t there be different learning options too?
I got to tour a Prenda microschool and saw kids enjoying themselves, discussing ethics, laughing, running around and planting their very own gardens. I saw kids learning at their own pace in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
I also saw guides (Prenda’s term for microschool teachers) care for, engage and play with the kids all while earning an income for themselves. Through Prenda, they have access to curriculums, resources and help when they feel stuck or need extra inspiration.
Children can learn in their own home with their own parents or join a microschool in another home. And in Arizona, the ESA program can fund it.
It’s an option for kids who need a different kind of environment. An option for parents who want to homeschool but need more support and resources. Or parents who want their child in a flexible home environment but still want to drop them off somewhere to be with other kids. It’s even an option for parents or individuals who want to earn a living by guiding kids through their education.