Having made the decision to homeschool our children (as I explored in a previous piece), we turned to the question of what their—and our—day-to-day experience would look like.
With four priorities for the year ahead—safety, socialization, outdoors, and childcare—we brainstormed options.
The first one we considered were forest and farm schools. These types of schools had been on our radar before the pandemic. If anyone would do outdoor schooling well—using the time productively and being able to navigate safely the New England winters—we figured it would be these types of programs. We felt confident that schools that had been outdoors before Covid-19 would know how to create social experiences while being safe.