Friendly Educators is a homeschool enrichment program for the whole family that began in the 2012-2013 school year. Offering yearlong classes for preschoolers to high-schoolers, we meet on Tuesdays from 10 am. to 3 p.m. We have put together a fabulous slate of classes taught by moms and dads with special expertise in their topics.
What’s in the works?
Class begins on Aug. 20 and ends on Nov. 19 for 13-week courses and Dec. 3 for 15-week courses (schedules are noted with each course description). Fall break is Nov. 5. For the spring semester, class starts on Jan. 7, 2014. We will take a spring break (TBA) and conclude the year on April 8 for 13-week courses and April 22 for 15-week courses. Please reserve April 29 as a possible make-up day for bad weather. All classes last for the entire year.
What’s in a name?
We’re calling ourselves “Friendly” not only because of our location (Friendly Ave. Church of Christ, 5101 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro), but also because of our desire to be a place where kids and their parents can form deep, lasting relationships. We’re calling ourselves “Educators” not only because of our desire to provide passionate, experienced help for your homeschool, but also because we acknowledge that we are coming alongside the most important educators: parents and kids!
Who’s in charge?
Friendly Educators was dreamed up by a group of homeschool moms who felt called by God to offer their time and talents to help Greensboro area families succeed in educating their children. The program is administered by a board consisting of:
- Ellen Dockham, director
- Tonya Duvall, treasurer/registrar
- Valerie Chaffin, Lillie Knight, Amanda Wares, Jennie Weekley