Educators Helping children learn and helping parents stay sane!
Due to Covid-19 and recent school restrictions, distance learning is the new reality for many families, and parents are scrambling for resources! Now is the time for consolidated online curriculum, activities, resources, and support for home-based education. Local educators and entrepreneurs, Gloria Ellis and Jamaica Thompson, are helping guide parents through the ever-shifting challenges in the world of education by expanding their business to offer an online program that brings learning to children and sanity to parents, all in one place!
Gloria Ellis and Jamaica Thompson 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 in the process of expanding their business to serve the home-based education community, now heavily comprised of parents who need quality, distance-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,” says Gloria.
Right now, parents need quality educational options for their children in the home learning environment. The online Homeschool Solutions program is scheduled to launch this fall with several core disciplines of study available. Each discipline will include multiple subjects that are divided into units of study, designed by experienced educators. Separate parent and student portals will be used to access curriculum materials, learning goals, resources, activities, time tracking tools, and assignment submission forms. Students 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 child’s learning experience 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 to an online education community to get support and share ideas.
It has become apparent that the stress and anxiety many parents are now experiencing around the 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! “With the help of an amazing network of parents, educators, family, and friends, we hope to raise $30,000 through our Homeschool Solutions Indiegogo campaign to support the launch of this new phase of our business in September,” says Jamaica.
About Lighthouse Learning Solutions, LLC.
Lighthouse Learning Solutions provides families with the resources and skills to help students of all ages and ability levels build on strengths and overcome challenges. This small business in Southern California offers evaluation, educational therapy, and tutoring for students along with training and consultation for parents, schools, and educators. All services are currently being offered online.