“THE PARENT’S CHIEF CARE IS, THAT THAT WHICH THEY SUPPLY SHALL BE WHOLESOME AND NOURISHING WHETHER IN THE WAY OF PICTURE BOOKS, LESSONS, PLAYMATES, BREAD AND MILK, OR MOTHER’S LOVE.”
Vineyard Country School provides a fellowship opportunity which enriches our homeschools while not demanding too much time or attention. Our school holds to a Charlotte Mason philosophy with a classical foundation, and we organize events that center around this way of learning.
Our weekly gathering at the park gives the children the opportunity for unstructured playtime or pick-up sports and gives moms an opportunity for mid-week fellowship and grown-up conversation.
Our monthly nature days are planned to get us outdoors and into nature. Some outings are structured (hikes, tours, etc…) while others are intended for roaming and exploration. Both children and moms are encouraged to journal their nature day observations.
Mom Culture evenings are 2-3 hours of monthly fellowship with a purpose. Typically focused on a CM-inspired activity, we have done watercolor tutorials, various handicrafts, and picture study/painting with the intention of equipping ourselves to bring more of these activities into the daily lives of our children.
Fine Arts Fridays
Fine Arts Friday are VCHF’s signature event. Participation in FAF requires a separate registration and an additional fee. Space is limited and tends to fill quickly during each re-enrollment period. Registration begins May 1 for new families. Please click here for more details and to register.
Recitation Days provide VCHF students an opportunity to recite quality material to the their family and peers. Memorized selections are chosen from passages of literature, scripture, poetry, or other worthy prose. Recitation Days take place four times each school year at the Temecula Public Library.
Three times a year we invite whole families to come together for a fun time of fellowship. These events give dads the opportunity to join in the homeschooling fun that they are so often absent from. We always start off the school year with a family ice cream social and end the year with a family Recitiation Day where moms, dads, and children are all encouraged to recite!
Our annual Handicraft Fair is a highlight of the year for VCHF students. Taking place in early December, kids and moms alike are encouraged to bring out their homemade crafts and useful objects to display, sell, or trade.
We recognize that there are unending field trip options for homeschoolers, however, it is not our goal to schedule field trips for the sake of fun or even field trips for the sake of education. For VCHF purposes, we look for opportunities to enhance the life experience of our children and ourselves and will therefore consider field trips through a CM lens. Outings in nature; visits to art museums, live symphonies, and plays; handicraft lessons, and wholesome family gatherings are the predominant offerings within our fellowship group
Each summer, moms have an opportunity to meet regularly to discuss a book which should encourage and/or equip us for the upcoming school year.