In order to attain and ensure the development of the learner (your child), a well-planned curriculum and a relative program of activities such as day to day scheduling is necessary.

Although this will vary according to your home set-up and acquired approach in teaching/directing, what is important is that the expected competencies based on children’s abilities at this level are carefully spelled out. Hence, the program shall be composed of a balance between active and quiet activities in consideration of the child’s short attention span at this level and various needs of the body such as rest. Moreover, allowing your child to play indoor and outdoor is essential.

The medium of instruction may be in English or Filipino or both. The language you use at home should also be valued in order to attain full communication with your child. Concepts may be learned easily in the language one understands. It is highly suggested that the language used in the family (vernaculars) be used initially, until such time that the children have attained the facility and confidence in expressing themselves in English and Filipino.

The home set-up (a specific spot in your house), simplified curriculum, teaching/directing approaches, and proven effective techniques, in order to attain the most interesting way of facilitating the learning needs of your child, will be provided (online and/or face-to-face) upon partnership.

General Curriculum

As part of the country’s educational system, Homeschooling Program needs adhere also to the Education Department prescribed Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum or the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum. The minimum learning competencies to be targeted in every lesson conform with the required Elementary Learning Competencies and the Secondary School Learning Competencies. Depending on the needs of the learner, modified curriculum for children with special needs may be adopted in the program. The curriculum may be enhanced or improved based on the program of certified accrediting agencies, recognized by the Education Department.

Furthermore, the overall design of the K to 12 Curriculum follows the spiral approach across subjects by building on the same concepts developed in increasing complexity and sophistication starting from the grade school.

THE GENERAL CURRICULUM FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS BASED ON EDUCATION DEPARTMENTMINIMUM AND DESIRED LEARNING COMPETENCIES

Specific and detailed curriculum contents are available for downloads upon registration.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

This includes gross and fine motor coordination through play and manipulative activities like games, simple work and those that develop physical fitness.

PERSONAL-SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

This involves skills and behaviors pertaining to independence and social behavior. It includes development of health habits and independence in dressing, eating, sleeping and toileting, relating with teachers, peers and other people, through group play and/or interaction. It also deals with the development of the ability to follow rules and routines. Learning about the family and other people like the community helpers is part of the concerns in the area.

AFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT

This includes experiences that help children develop love for God, self, others and community. This also helps the children develop awareness of their feelings and sense of right and wrong.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

This includes development in the areas of communication skills and sensory-perceptual and numeracy concepts and skills. Communication skills refer to competencies in expressing ideas and feelings in both English and Filipino. It includes facility for oral expression and basic readiness skills of listening, pre-reading and writing. Sensory-perceptual and numeracy skills include development of concepts through the ability to observe, discriminate and see details, similarities and differences, and to understand, count, read and write numbers. Development of numeracy involves the development of skills in describing, pairing, comparing, classifying and ordering (sequencing). Money value and telling time may be introduced.