Fall Creek Homeschool

7109 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
831.336.8527 fax 831.336.0131

Contacts

Teachers
Tom Cannon     tcannon@slvusd.org    336-9439
Amber Walker   awalker@slvusd.org    336-9439

Program Announcements

  • TEST POST FOR SLV HOMESCHOOL Curriculum:  We believe children learn better when they are allowed to follow their interests and passions. We offer flexibility in educational approach which is individualized to each student’s style ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2011, 12:27 AM by Unknown user
Showing posts 1 - 1 of 1. View more »

Our foremost intentions are: 

  • To guide and nurture the natural unfolding of the whole child in a developmentally based learning environment 
  • To promote experiences which allow every child to learn successfully 
  • To recognize and respect each child as an individual with a unique learning style, disposition and intelligence 
  • To guide each child in becoming a self motivated life long learner. 

Our program is based on the following premises: 

  • Parents are the most important teachers in a child’s life. 
  • One of the most important gifts we can give children is to allow them to learn at their own pace. 
  • Each child deserves full respect. This respect creates an atmosphere where learning is facilitated. If they knew the words, even very young children would ask: "Help me learn to do it myself." 
  • The best possible curriculum is the one that starts with each child’s singular learning style. 
  • Children learn best when they are having fun and when they are given choices. 
  • Children need to learn through being and experiencing. 
  • When provided with the appropriate environment and guidance children become completely absorbed in written expression. 
  • Some of a child’s most important discoveries take place through connecting with nature. 
  • Listening to the child, acknowledging and valuing his or her unique gifts provide the foundation for successful learning experiences. 
  • As teachers we provide the most support when we stay in the background, watch, listen, and learn about the child. 
  • The benefits of learning in a multiage classroom are unlimited. There is tremendous value in children learning from each other. 
  • When competition is eliminated the child is freed from overstrain, feelings of inferiority, and emotional stress. 
  • Lifelong self-images are formed by how successful we are in relating to others. 
  • It is important to develop the whole personality of the child, not merely intellectual faculties, but also powers of deliberation, initiative, and independent choice. 
  • We are dedicated to creating a genuine love of learning within each child.