Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How Does the CoOp Work?

Homeschoolers are very resourceful people and they are quite good at networking and collaborating. A co-op is one popular way that homeschoolers have found to successful joined forces with other families to present a certain subjects.  Usually, it involves a few families meeting regularly in their homes and sharing teaching responsibilities. It’s a wonderful way to get kids involved in some group activities and social time, and for parents to share the load.

The Horizons Family CoOp is the same thing only on a larger scale. In this case, many families come together to offer many subjects to a variety of ages. One parent from each family is required to contribute to the co-op in some way. This could be anything from nursery helper, assistant to a particular class, lead teacher, or parents’ lounge hostess. Each parent serves for only 1 hour during each 2-hour bi-weekly meetings. The other hour is spent enjoying valuable fellowship and relaxation time in the lounge with a cup of coffee (or tea) and some finger foods.

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