WHAT IS THE VILLAGE HOME DAY PROGRAM?
The day program is an all-day, part-time program where kids can be academically and socially engaged, and inspired to take ownership of their learning. The Village Day Program launched in the Fall of 2016, starting with a two-day option for TWO cohorts: Ages 6-10 and 10-13. Please note, this is NOT designed to be a comprehensive program — it is part-time only.
We are currently surveying to see if there is interest in a one-day program on the NE PDX Campus. Click here to answer the survey by March 15. Thank you for the feedback.
DAYS, HOURS, AND LOCATION
September to June (33 weeks)
Mondays and Fridays
Beaverton Campus, 5150 SW Watson
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Fall 2016 Cohorts: Ages 6-9 and 10-13
(*Approximate age groupings; placement will be determined during interview. If seriously interested in a NE Campus Cohort, please apply!)
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE DAY PROGRAM?
1. Cultivate the learner’s natural desire to learn.
2. Build self-awareness and awareness of the world around them.
3. Provide opportunity for meaningful social interaction and community.
4. Build learning skills.
5. Engage in individual and group inquiry-based learning.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
Each day will have a schedule that includes some free exploration time, some guided group learning opportunities, some individualized online learning, group project-based learning, and some independent work. We maintain our commitment to making learning fun and engaging, while also holding a high expectation for participation.
We are applying over 13 years of experience with facilitating learning engagement to design this program to be a learner-friendly approach to education, with developmentally appropriate academic and social opportunities that support learner autonomy.
For the three weeks outside of the regular terms of Village Home, the day-program students will participate in a workshop immersion, engage in community service, and prepare for a project presentation.
TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
8:30 – 9:00 Mindfulness & Body/Brain connections
Opening Sharing Circle
9:00 – 10:00 Math and language arts mini-practice using online
resources (subscriptions included in tuition).
10:00 – 10:30 Snacktime and Open Exploration
10:30 – 11:30 STEAM Exploration
11:30 – 12:00 Book club discussion and reading
12:00 – 12:30 Lunchtime as a group with conversation
12:30 – 1:00 Outside playtime (rain or shine)
1:00 – 2:30 Thematic Learning with Group or Individual Projects
2:30 – 3:00 Solo Reading Time
3:00 – 3:30 Group Closing time
Week One (Dec): Workshop week
Week Two (March): Community Service
Week Three (June): Project demos and year closing meetings one-on-one
WHO IS THE DAY PROGRAM FOR?
Families who value high quality educational opportunities as much as learner autonomy, and who are seeking academic and social enrichment on a part-time basis for their children. In the Village Day program, the parent is still seen as the student’s primary educator. Because this is a cohort-based program, learners in the program need to be functioning academically, socially, and emotionally at or above their grade level.
Main Campus Two-Day Program: Ages 6-9 and 10-13
TUITION & FEES (for 2017-18)
Interview Fee (non-refundable): $60
Two days a week (M/F Beaverton Location): $3,200/year
Monthly payment plans available
10% Sibling Discount
No financial aid is available at this time.
PARTICIPATING IN VILLAGE HOME CLASSES
Day program learners can register for classes on other days in the schedule, and they pay the per-class tuition rate for those. Rules about unattended children on campus (must be in a class, or have a parent on campus) will apply on those days.
All learners are welcome at Village Home Education Resource Center regardless of race, age, religion, creed, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or disabilities. Village Home is located on church property, but is not programmatically affiliated with any religious organization.
ABOUT VILLAGE HOME
Village Home is a dynamic, choice-based learning community that creatively integrates family, education and real life to empower learners in of all ages. Since 2002, Village Home has been providing a new model of education for 21st-century home-based learners in preschool through high school. At the core of our approach is the belief that learning is a natural, inherently enjoyable process when learners are empowered to make education choices with their families. Our caring teachers create a collaborative, fun-filled, grade-free environment where the focus is on real learning rather than test performance.
*Additional days & cohort groups are a possibility with the overwhelming response, please apply if you are seriously interested in the Day Program.