Has anyone used either of these? Is one better than the other? I'm considering the autumn program for my 4yo. and 2yo.
Hands down Seasons of Joy! For two months payment of Little Acorn you could have the entire 4 season set of Seasons of Joy. And it's much better, much more full of everything than L.A. too.
Seasons of Joy gives you a free blank weekly planner that you fill in yourself.
The books are laid out not by day or week, but by subject, such as:
Songs and Fingerplays
Arts and Crafts
Baking and Recipes
You choose something from each category for your days, and fill in the blank planner.
It's a very simplistic thing, not at all academic. So, it would work for a 5 year old or under who is not yet "doing school", or for older children to go along with their academic school work (which is what we are using it for with my 6 year old son--kindy/1st--and 2 year old daughter next year).