Imagine being the parent of a child in Nevada! Every day you send them off to school, knowing they’re not getting the help they truly need; they’re not making the advancements you know they could.
Why? In Nevada, we suffer from among the lowest per-pupil education expenditure in the country. Some of the hardest hit populations are, unfortunately, children and young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Services in the schools are often non-existent and in-school therapies for learning delays, autism, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, ADHD, or even dyslexia and dysgraphia, seldom align with the help a child receives outside of school. Children are often thrown in classrooms and forgotten.
Parents of children are furious – and scared – but they have few options if they want the best education for their children:
· Option #1 – Parents can fight the public-school system with the hope of someday, perhaps, forcing the district to find the resources to provide services, or;
· Option #2 – Parents can opt for a private school at enormous personal expense…and that’s IF they can find a school that can accommodate their child’s needs.
There is a third option, and more parents each day are pulling their children from local school districts and opting to educate their own children at home. It makes sense…who better knows the child than the child’s parents?
But it’s scary. They know what works and what does not, but homeschooling is a daunting project. Where do they get the curriculum, and how do they measure for academic progress? What about concepts they may not be familiar with like science or math? What about the social aspect of school and the important structure a classroom-like setting can provide? More importantly, is there someone, somewhere that can answer questions and offer support when they need answers to help their child succeed?
That’s where we come in. Homeschool Help (H2) is a center for families. We are not a school, but a place where children with special needs come and work with an educational professional to advance in their curriculum. They then go home – and this is the important part – and work with the parents on the lessons they learned that day. The parents are NOT idle, but take an ACTIVE role!
Our program include two- and four-day a week sessions, Monday through Thursday. Fridays are for coaching the parents through the next week’s curriculum and lesson plans. The Friday “Parent Time” is a vital component of our model as the parents must take an active role in their child’s education. Our model does not just tutor the child but also educates the parents to be better educators.
We offer enrolment in the first-of-its-kind program in Nevada for children and young adults with disabilities and the families who want the best for their children. A place where kids can go and be under the direction of an educational professional, and a place where parents can learn the confidence and skills to give their children the best chance for success…a resource center and a place to thrive.