We have a 4.5 yr old (our first) that I have always wanted to "unschool". I am curious about the charter schools though.....and mostly because I realize that I would enjoy and benefit from the money it would supply. (!) The truth is, taht w/o additional money, I don't think we can swing those extra th ings that I would like for her--like dance classes, etc. and have found a charter school that would give us money we could use towards that.
HOWEVER, I am not sure htat I really would like it (working w/a charter....) I am not big on answering to someone, though I wouldn't mind support/help dealing w/dd's education. I wouldn't mind a little bit of work on my part, if I was happy w/what we were receiving...<sigh> I'm really confused/conflicted on this. I guess because idealogically my dh and I agree that she doesn't need a lot of "instruction" or formality at this point. anyone else navigate through this? Mostly I guess I feel she has what she "needs" (a supportive family who helps her investigate what she likes and does stuff w/her, ie library, outings, etc.) but not all that I'd *want* her to have. Any advice welcome!
oh, also, we were considering doing something like oak meadow or live education as a cirriculum, though not to really "follow" as much as give me ideas/keep me inspired. It also seems to be somewhat earth spirituality related, which I would like to include more in her life. again, any feedback/experiences welcome.