Homeschool Is Where the Heart Is…

Last year I embarked on the journey of a lifetime, well, my lifetime anyway!  I took on the responsibility to educate my (then) 4-year-old daughter for preschool.  For me, the decision was a no-brainer.  When my daughter turned two years of age, I remember many of the mothers in my inner circle debating the preschool question.  When and where are you going to send your child to preschool?  Back then I was hesitant to tell them the truth, that I planned on not enrolling my child in preschool but to, in fact, homeschool her.

I could feel the social pressure kicking in even when my child was two!  I was resolute in my decision to wait to start schooling my child until she turned four.  I wanted her first years to revolve around exploring the world and playing, yes, just playing!  Of course, she learned the ABC’s and numbers, but there was no strict structure involved.

When my daughter turned four years old I started homeschooling her for preschool two days a week.  I had (and still do have) unconditional support from my spouse.  We knew that I would be homeschooling our children before we were even parents.  I decided to homeschool only two days a week versus some of the other preschool programs that school three or even five days a week.  I felt completely comfortable with committing to a two-day a week schedule.


Courtney Cappallo (USA)

Courtney Cappallo is a mom of two girls, ages 7 and 4-years-old. She is living her dream life by residing on Cape Cod and being able to stay at home with her two little beauties. Courtney is currently homeschooling both of her daughters for 2nd grade and preschool, respectively.

Courtney uses a mix of Classical Education and Montessori. She is a strong believer in teaching to the five senses. Courtney’s homeschooling efforts are unique, as she uses the latest technology of the Smartboard. She is also taking on the task of learning Spanish as a second language, as well as, teaching her two children and husband Spanish.

Prior to becoming a homeschooling teacher, Courtney was the Director of Marketing for Simon Property Group, which is the largest U.S. real estate company. Courtney was Simon’s Director of Marketing for the Burlington Mall, Arsenal Mall and Cape Cod Mall. Courtney is a graduate of Villanova University and is proud of her small town roots from growing up in Oxford, Pennsylvania, which only has two traffic lights! She can be found making homeschooling lessons and more at Table of Four !

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