Homeschooling is on the rise! According to data gathered by the US Department of Education, the number of homeschooled children ages 5 to 17 increased by almost 62% from 2003 to 2012. There are over 1.7 million kids out there who are learning at home, at the park, and in the woods. Parents are reclaiming the roles of teachers, with the world at large as their classrooms!
Support for homeschooling families has also risen. Sandi Russi, founder of Wholistic Learning Resources, had recognized in 2010 the need for a place where homeschooling families can avail of specialty classes such as art, handwork, woodwork, and movement. She pioneered a program that offers Waldorf-inspired classes in a school-like setting that supports the homeschooling lifestyle! There are others out there who bring their know-how and love of teaching to the homeschool world such as Earthschooling, Live Education, Syrendell, and Waldorfish, to name a few.
We are happy to partner with Sandi Russi in launching Davis WLR last year, which brought us (Rick and Jennifer Tan) on board as homeschooling teachers for the families in Davis, Sacramento, and surrounding areas. We are also very happy to participate in WLR's Avenues & Inspiration Conference this August 2016. With Sandi Russi and other instructors of the WLR program - Kathy Anuszczyk, Talib Huff, Ciana Keller, Audra Sterrett, and Brian Wolfe, we are proud to inspire other parents and their families to make the homeschool journey with us.
Homeschoolers are a community of people who believe in the power of family, that the capacities of the 21st century can be taught and fostered in the home, that we as parent/educators are responsible for guiding our future's leaders, peace keepers, and change makers. Ultimately, we make the homeschool journey because we value the precious time seeing our own children grow and become loving adults.
Join us at the Avenues & Inspiration Conference; let's begin the adventure!
Rick and Jennifer Tan