Any Oahu mamas looking for a home preschool co-op? I would love to find at least a couple of families near the Niu Valley (just west of Hawaii Kai) who might be interested in a shared parent-led home preschool. I am a mom of two (18 months and 3 1/2 years), feeling excited about homeschooling and also a little overwhelmed at the thought of taking it on myself. I know my kids will really benefit from the social interaction of a group and I will do well to have some time for myself. To be honest, if we could afford it right now, I would probably just enroll them at the Waldorf school down the street, and begin to build my acupuncture practice again, but I have a sense that this is actually going to be a great opportunity to play a more active role in my children's early education and to learn more about life in the process.
I am open to many different approaches to education, but basically believe that play is most important in the early years. My plan is to start with a Waldorf inspired curriculum though I'm not necessarily attached to it. I love the idea of nourishing little imaginations (and big ones), playing music (which I know next to nothing about), creating, exploring and spending lots of time outside guided by the natural world.
Please let me know if you are interested in any further discussion or know anyone else who might be! Thank you!!!