One of the questions I see come up over and over again in our local homeschool community is “What do I need to start homeschooling?” This question most often comes from moms of young children. They are ready to jump in with everything they’ve got. My encouragement is to slow down and not stress. Enjoy these preschool and kindergarten years. While learning to read and write are important, they are not the most important thing for these young years. Building trust and a love of learning are crucial. How can one teach those things? I will share some tricks of the trade I’ve learned along the way.

Katie Dugdale is a child of God, lover of Christ, wife to an amazing man, mom to 4 beautiful kids. She has been homeschooling from the beginning and has just finished her eleventh year. It is a constant journey. Each of her kids was born in a different state. She has many chapters in her story and several years of teaching experience through the public school system, homeschooling, working with her church youth group and teaching in her local homeschool association. She holds a degree in early childhood education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Katie has been on the board of directors of the Henderson County Homeschool Association for 6 years as activities director, treasurer and secretary.

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