Of all the things working mothers worry about education is one of the most important. From the first day of kindergarten a mother has high hopes for her children. Although there are concerns of safety, nutrition and separation it is a very exciting time. After the first few years of morning hustle and bustle child and mother usually adjust into a well planned routine. As time goes on former concerns may fade and be replaced with new ones such as what junior high, high school or college her children will attend. Some parents even consider home schooling as a option.
State school also known as government school or in the United States or Canada is called public school is offered to all children by the government. Public schools are funded in full or part by taxes which includes basic education, kindergarten through twelfth grade also referred to as primary and secondary education. Public school is structured to instill dedication, discipline and punctuality in children. In early stages of education children remain in one class for the entire day with breaks for recess and lunch. In the later years children attend many different classes with many different subjects. What are the benefits of the public school environment?
For a working mom public school can solve both problems of child supervision and education. Some schools also offer after school daycare programs for children of two income families. Some might say that children that attend public schools are more socially adjusted and separation from mom for a while at kindergarden age builds character. Teachers in public schools keep children on a strict study course that enables them to meet graduation requirements which is a big concern for some parents considering home schooling.
Over the years home school has become a reality for some children in San Diego. Some parents of those children say they feel more comfortable knowing what there child is learning, eating and who they are associating with on a daily basis. They also believe that their children will be socially adjusted do to the fact that they will not have to change schools, teachers or friends when their grade level changes. The Home Schooling Association of California is a non profit organization that helps parents make the adjustment to the home schooling process. However, for a parent who wants to home school their child it takes dedication, structure, time and discipline.
Whether parents choose public school or home school for their children they know that the end results for that child must be a well adjusted, socially sound, intelligent, dedicated member of our society. All parents want the best for their children and they are searching all avenues to find it.