Time4Learning vs Calvert®: Pros and Cons
No homeschool program is perfect. They all have advantages and disadvantages. A curriculum may be a terrific fit for one family, while another program is better suited to a family with different needs. The key is finding the one curriculum – or mix of curricula – that will provide your unique child with a successful educational experience.
To help discover the best program for you, think about a few things first. For example, when looking at Calvert®, you may want to be aware of any specific Calvert® complaints parents have had, what the Calvert® curriculum strong points are, and whether or not Calvert® homeschool is accredited. Knowing the pros and cons helps build your case for or against using this program.
The Tricky Business of Homeschool Pros and Cons
Deciphering the pros and cons of a homeschooling curriculum is tricky. What works great for your homeschooling friend may not work for you. You can get helpful information by reading reviews and listening to other homeschoolers, but when it comes down to handing over your hard-earned cash for a program, you should only consider the ones that meet your student’s specific needs. One of the key things to keep in mind when comparing Time4Learning vs Calvert® are your family’s budget, worldview, and homeschool style.
Teaching with Calvert® vs Time4Learning
Making your research easier is a goal for us. That’s why we created this chart that highlights some of the pros and cons of using either Time4Learning or Calvert®. Review the comparison below to discover any problems with Calvert® curriculum vs Time4Learning, the pros of the two curricula, and which one meets the majority of your student’s and your family’s requirements.
|Calvert®||Complete homeschool curriculum package.||Parents will need to manually grade student’s work as Calvert® curricula does not support automated grading and recordkeeping.|
|Time4Learning||Automated grading and record keeping.||Subjects cannot be purchased a la carte.|
|Calvert®||The option to purchase only the subject you need.||Larger expense up front; if the program doesn’t work for you, the expense is a loss.|
|Time4Learning||No large up front purchase; cancel at any time.||Recurring payments mean budgeting long term instead of once a year.|
|Calvert®||Variety of delivery options.||Some students may find material lacks an entertaining approach to learning.|
|Time4Learning||Interactive lesson approach is helpful for visual learners.||Must have computer or device with internet connection to view lessons.|
|Calvert®||Parents have total control over the grades they want to assign for student effort.||Manual recordkeeping can be time consuming.|
|Time4Learning||Saves time and gives you log of progress for homeschool portfolios.||Account must be kept active to access archive of grades (although they can be downloaded and saved for future reference).|
|Calvert®||Many homeschooling families will find content inoffensive regardless of worldview.||Does not include committed Bible curriculum content. Supplements are required.|
|Time4Learning||Can be used by most homeschooling families, regardless of worldview. Families may skip any content they find objectionable.||Does not include dedicated Bible curriculum content, so Christian families must supplement this subject.|
Finding it hard to choose?
If you’ve exhausted your research and found out how Calvert® homeschool works, and how Time4Learning works, and discovered that many things from both programs match your needs, that’s okay. Deciding on the best possible curricula isn’t easy.
Many families combine both Time4Learning and Calvert® in their homeschool plan. Visit our page on how to use Calvert® with Time4Learning for more information on blending the two programs.
Want to know more about how Time4learning compares with Calvert® for homeschooling? You might be interested in:
- Homeschool Curriculum Review: Time4Learning vs Calvert®
- Time4Learning vs Calvert®: Features Comparison
- Homeschooling Cost: Calvert® Homeschool Cost vs Time4Learning
- How to Use Time4Learning with Calvert® Curriculum
*Time4Learning is not affiliated with Calvert®. Time4Learning’s purpose with this article is to provide information to families who are considering an eclectic approach to homeschooling or who wish to compare the benefits of using both curricula. Time4Learning’s products and services are not endorsed or sponsored by Calvert®.
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