As the world around us changes, many families need strong guidance through the wild and crazy adventure that is homeschooling! Southern California educators and entrepreneurs, Gloria Ellis and Jamaica Thompson, are helping guide parents everywhere through the ever-shifting challenges in the world of education by expanding their local business to offer an online program that brings learning to children and sanity to parents, all in one place!
Gloria and Jamaica are the founders of Lighthouse Learning Solutions, LLC, in Ojai, CA. They have backgrounds in the field of psychology and education with over 30 years of combined experience as educational therapists and homeschooling moms. They recently became business partners after several years of successfully operating a school in Ojai, California, that specializes in educating students with unique learning profiles. However, the world is changing, and businesses need to change as well. With their online Homeschool Solutions program, they are expanding their business to serve the homeschooling community, now heavily comprised of parents who need quality learning options.
For me, as a woman of color, and for both of us, as female entrepreneurs, educators, and mothers, I think it’s very important that we bring our unique perspectives into the world of education. Along with essential content, the concepts of social awareness, empathy, and collaborative problem solving, as well as an appreciation for diverse perspectives, are essential components that we’ve integrated into our Homeschool Solutions program.Gloria Ellis, Co-Founder of Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions
Parents need quality educational options for their children in the home learning environment. The online Homeschool Solutions program is for those families who are ready to learn alongside their children, and who respect traditional educational goals and activities, but want to provide those activities to their children in a respectful and flexible environment. This online program offers several core disciplines of study and provides learning activities that engage different learning strengths and styles while also celebrating diversity of thought and perspective. Each discipline includes multiple subjects that are divided into units of study, designed by experienced educators. A family login provides access for multiple students to curriculum materials, learning goals, resources, activities, printable tools, and assignment submission forms. Families will find engaging topics with new content being added regularly. The content is flexible and allows students to learn through videos, websites, text, and hands-on activities, all designed for a variety of learning levels. This design gives parents the flexibility to customize their children’s learning experiences and to challenge students at an appropriate level. Documentation tools and assignment submission forms, which can be instrumental in confidently meeting state homeschooling guidelines, are additional components of the program design. Furthermore, through this program, parents can connect with expert educators who are ready to provide guidance and support through the homeschooling journey!
It has become apparent that the stress and anxiety many parents are now experiencing around changes in education can be alleviated with quality educational content and engaging learning materials, available in one place. It is time to approach learning in a different way!