“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
The Hearthstone Education Plan has been developed as a home education guide for families by HomeMakers for America. It
is a resource for parents to guide them through a K-12 education
program for their children. The resources available on the Hearthstone
website are designed to educate the heart, not only in the principles of
reading, writing, and arithmetic but also in the principles of liberty.
The Hearthstone Education Plan is flexible and versatile. It has been designed as a resource and guide to help parents nurture a love of learning in their children, foster the values that lead to good citizenship and develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed and excel in life.
The Hearthstone Plan is unique in that it encourages heart-based learning. The Heart
is at the core of human nature, disposition,
and character and therefore should be the primary focus of education. We believe that the heart is capable of growth, development and change. The development of character and values within the heart are emphasized while building a foundation for educational achievement.
Flexibility for individual learning styles is built into benchmark achievements for three separate age groups. We recognize that children learn different skills at different times in their lives. Some may read at age four while others don’t show interest in reading until eight or nine. Our benchmark achievement lists allow flexibility for all learning styles. Instead of listing skill sets by grade, we provide a list of skills to be achieved within three phases of learning:
Parents may refer to these lists to guide their child’s learning and create awareness of the concepts listed.
To honor the rights and responsibilities of parents, we offer several options for parents to choose from. Whether they choose a traditional model, Charlotte Mason, TJed, Sonlight, ABeka, or other method, parents will find resources on the Hearthstone website to assist them in the education of their children.
Planning and Assessments
Are you thinking of homeschooling and want to know where to start? The following links will provide you with valuable information to get you started and help you homeschool with confidence.
- Homeschool Laws and Options
- Resources for Special Needs
- Additional Resources (including tutoring options)
- Back-to-School Portfolios and Planners