It is interesting to note that there have been several new inquiries into ACA, Sonoma County from families who have always dreamed of homeschooling and think now is the time. In a recent article in the Washington Post, many parents who have never considered homeschooling are looking at the options that their public schools are offering for the fall and deciding that now may be the time to act on those dreams and educate at home!
Anybody who has been homeschooling for any length of time knows that God can call you to homeschooling at any time. This past year we had a high school graduate that told her mom she wanted to homeschool as a first grader! Her mother, who had NEVER even dreamed that she would or could homeschool found herself saying, Yes! (How could she say no to her first grader?) And all these years later, both mom and daughter are so grateful that God called them to homeschool for the long haul.
Perhaps the pandemic of coronavirus will be the catalyst for short term homeschooling...
"But Joseph Murphy, a professor of education at Vanderbilt University, believes that the uptick in home schooling will be long term...He says that parents, increasingly, believe that they, not the school system, know what is best for their child. And in thinking about those best interests, some parents will decide that the best place for their children is home."
Imagine that. God may be drawing new homeschoolers to the homeschooling world and thus our extension campus. Please be in prayer for these families as they step out in faith to do something that many imagine to be very intimidating. Think about how much of an encouragement you may be to brand new families. Ask the Lord to bring those you can encourage as they ponder the blessing of homeschooling!