I have some questions regarding these programs. I like the looks of all of them, although I understand that OM is Waldorf "inspired", not entirely Waldorf. For instance, they don't cover the saints in second grade b/c some parents complained about the "religiousness" (for lack of a better term). The hands-on, arts based, flexible schedule appeals to me, though. Also, it's pretty affordable, and the craft kit is all put together on the website for you. It's also easier to understand how to put it together due to all the sample syllabus pages on the site.
Christopherus, I've heard, is more Christian based than Enki. I've looked on that website, and at the book Kindergarten for the three to six year old. It looks good, but again, I need some hand holding to get started with this. I need something really clear. Are the Christopherus resources good quality and quantity, or will I be constantly searching for more? Is there enough to use for three years (ages 3-6)?
I've been hearing wonderful things about Enki, however. So many people talk about all the resources contained within, how well it's all explained about family rhythms, etc, and on and on. I'm just not sure it would work for me b/c I am a Christian, and I've been given the impression that Enki's philosophy of life, so to speak, wouldn't mesh with my beliefs. I also don't know if I should buy the Foundation Guide AND the Early childhood guide or just one of them? The idea of drawing from so many different sources such as Waldorf, Montessori, and others appeals to me.
How are the guides set up? I know there's not a daily or even weekly schedule since each family is supposed to choose their own rhythm. Does it clearly explain how to do this, or will I end up with guides chock full of good stuff that I never do? I'm not particularly artsy, and I don't know how to do felt art, woodworking, sculpting, or anything, really. I made a C in 7th grade art, and that's only b/c the art teacher helped me so much that he couldn't flunk himself!
Thanks to any and all responders. I need help before my head explodes!