Support for Schools in Developing Countries. Daycroft is actively involved in a new initiative: E3: Elevating Education Everywhere. This new organization supports Christian Science-based schools in developing countries by providing educational, financial, and professional resources. E3 is currently working with four school programs:
- Ngochoni Petals of Africa School near Migori, Kenya.
- Dream Education Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
- Groupe Scolaire La Tendresse in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Happy Toes Haven Childcare in Baguio City, Philippines
By sharing its Executive Director with E3, Daycroft has given a tremendous boost to this organization and to the schools that it serves. These schools, run by Christian Scientists and educating on a spiritual foundation, are doing heroic work under difficult circumstances, bringing hope and opportunity to hundreds of children.
Help for Homeschooling Families. Though Daycroft is no longer providing a homeschooling curriculum, our education specialist, Laurie Strand, is available to guide families new to homeschooling. Laurie is familiar with many online programs and can answer questions and offer support. For more information, download our homeschooling flyer, which contains a list of online programs and contact information for Laurie.
From 2006 through 2017, Daycroft offered a program for Christian Science homeschooling families. The Daycroft Online Learning Community (DOLC) provided an online homeschooling curriculum along with support from a Christian Scientist who was also an experienced educator. As changes occurred in the field of online education and in local school districts, Daycroft decided to phase out its program in 2017. However, our educational specialist, Laurie Strand, is available to advise homeschooling families.
Teacher Conferences: From 2001 to 2011, the Foundation sponsored six conferences and workshops for Christian Scientists who are educators. A new collegial organization, IASBCS, grew out of the networking at these conferences. IASBCS, the International Association of Schools Based on Christian Science, gives Heads of School an opportunity to share ideas, offer support and discuss common interests and challenges.
Gratitude . . .
From Dream Education Centre, Nairobi, Kenya: “On behalf of the whole school community, receive our gratitude, which can never be enough in these words. In the spirit of Mrs. Eddy’s words in Science and Health, we feel loved. ‘Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.’ We send love and greetings all the way from Nairobi, Kenya.”
From a homeschooling parent: “So happy with her progress! Been a very busy summer around here but wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your help and guidance on this. I think she has learned a lot of lessons and not just about biology!”