Simply Charlotte Mason’s curriculum helps you and your child grow through good habits, great books, and guided discovery.
Good habits are wonderful servants. Bad habits are tyrannical masters. Charlotte Mason understood the power of habits in a person’s life, and her school methods were designed to reinforce good habits. This brilliant melding of home school and home life lays the foundation for learning and lays the path for future success. That’s why habit-training is an integral part of the SCM Curriculum.
Good habits lead to good character.
Stories have a way of making themselves at home in your mind. You can mull over a good story for days, examining it from different angles and poking around in its word pictures for truth that feeds your mind and influences your life. Well-written books that make the subject come alive—that touch the emotions and fire the imagination—those are the books that will give your child the idea that knowledge is supremely attractive and that reading is delightful. Those are the types of books we have carefully pre-read and selected for the SCM Curriculum.
Great books foster a love of learning.
A child learns best through a combination of books and things. With guided discovery, you introduce worthy things to your child—things like beautiful art, excellent music, the wonders of God’s creation outdoors—and spotlight a particular aspect of it, then encourage the child to look closely and discover for himself. The SCM Curriculum walks you through this effective method step by step and helps you guide your child to form personal relations that make knowledge his very own.
Guided discovery makes learning stick.