If you haven’t checked out our Community Connect Center yet, you’re missing out on some great events! From the recent Spelling Bee to the upcoming International Festival and Science Fair, we’ve been hosting some amazing experiences for families. But we’re not stopping there.
We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re excited to announce a new initiative that we believe you’ll love: Parallel Learning Time. Homeschooling can be a lonely experience, which is why we’ve created a co-working environment for homeschooling families to come together, connect, and learn alongside one another.
By participating in Parallel Learning Time, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including collaboration, socialization, diversity, and support.
- Collaboration: Parallel Learning Time is a great place to share knowledge and expertise with other families, leading to a richer learning experience for everyone.
- Socialization: Children can make friends and develop social skills while seeing other children who are also homeschooling.
- Diversity: Your children can see different methods of learning, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas and perspectives.
- Support: Connect with other families who are going through the same thing, providing emotional support, advice, and resources.
A change of scenery is a great way to spice up your homeschool week. There is room to accommodate multiple families with many seating options. During Parallel Learning Hours, our space will include a dedicated maker space for crafting and coloring and a classroom area for those who prefer a quieter environment to work. Additionally, there will be floor space for our youngest learners to engage with blocks and puzzles while our older students do desk work.
We call it “Parallel Learning” because it’s not a traditional classroom setting or a place to host classes or joint learning with other families. Each family will continue to teach their own children independently, but you’ll be in the presence of others going through similar experiences. It’s like young kids playing on a playground: they’re not always playing together, but they’re still in the company of others, which can make a big difference in how they feel.
We’ve designed this initiative to be accessible to everyone, regardless of your teaching style or approach. It’s not a co-op space, but it’s a great place to share knowledge and expertise, and to build a support system with other families who are going through the same thing.
We’re excited to launch this new adventure called Parallel Learning, and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the Community Connect Center. Together, we can mold and shape this space into something truly special. After all, we’re all in this together, and we’re stronger when we support each other.
Kara Parkins and the Community Support Team