Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Are the reasons to send a small child off to school valid? How important is it to utilize preschool and kindergarten programs? If you’re wavering between sending your child off, or keeping him or her home, this is an important listen for you.
Thoughts to consider:
- Is there Biblical support to send a young child away to be educated?
- Are you in agreement with the social activism taking place there?
- Is that place fostering good physical, mental and spiritual health?
- Is your idea of socialization conformity to peers, or of rightly relating to people of all ages?
- Does the research support early education as a viable and worthy method of training up and educating young children?
Links to read and consider:
Early Education Shows No Benefit
Mandatory ‘gay’ day for K-5 Students
I Would Prefer Not To
You can also go to my links page, and scroll down to the “Preschoolers” section for a lot of very helpful links and books to help you with your wee ones.
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them on the hearts of youth. I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme. Every institution in which men and women are not unceasingly occupied with the Word of God must be corrupt.
I would rather my child had a limited curriculum and access to limited educational resources, and yet learned by basking in the atmosphere of someone who had true pleasure in the books that were pursued, than that he should go to some well-equipped and soulless situation where, theoretically, he could ‘learn’ at optimum speed.
–Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
The perfect environment in which to learn will depend less on the rooms you decorate than the atmosphere you cultivate!
–from a post from Home Hearts blog
Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
The Lord bless you as you endeavor to raise your babies in the ways they should go.