Time4Learning vs Sonlight®: Curriculum Features
Finding the proper features and benefits a curriculum offers is paramount when deciding which program you’ll invest your money and time in. As you shop around, you’ll discover that there are almost an unlimited amount of choices. But picking the one that suits your homeschooling needs usually comes down to a few choices.
When looking at the different features of Time4Learning and Sonlight® you’ll want a choice that agrees with your worldview, your academic goals, your children’s learning styles, and your budget. Some of the questions you may have could be:
- Is Sonlight® curriculum christian?
- Is Time4Learning secular?
- Is Sonlight® homeschool accredited?
- Which homeschool curriculum offers automated reporting?
Comparing Time4Learning and Sonlight® Features
When choosing a curriculum, it’s a good idea to think about the whole family unit. Are you and your spouse both working? Do you travel often? Do you have the time to commit to teaching your children for three or fours hours a day or will you require a curriculum that promotes independent learning?
After thinking about these things, make a list of what’s most important to you. Perhaps it’s a program that makes the administrative side of teaching easier. Like we’ve said before, every family is different so, it’s important that you match a curriculum that suits you. To learn more about how Time4Learning works you can take a quick tour!
The following is a comparison list of the core features of both Time4Learning and Sonlight.
|Pricing Structure||Monthly or yearly subscription – no contracts||Individual subjects or full package purchase|
|Common Core Alignment||No*||No*|
|Lesson Style||Multimedia online lessons||Textbook|
|Access to more than one grade level||Yes||No|
|Lesson plans available||Yes||Yes|
|Grade levels available||PreK-12||PreK-12|
|Parent input required||Parents choose how often and how much they want students to use the program. Time4Learning takes care of the rest.||Intense parent input.|
|Internet connection required||Yes||No|
|Live support hours||By phone, email, or live chat, Mon-Fri 8:30am-8:30pm EST (6pm on Fridays)||By phone or live chat, Mon-Fri 7am-5pm MT (prayers from 8:30-9 and may be unavailable during that time.)|
|Parent Support Forum Available||Yes||Yes|
*While neither Time4Learning nor Sonlight® is specifically aligned with Common Core standards, each of the programs has always met or exceeded recommended content standards. As both curricula are used by students worldwide, they are instead designed to meet the requirements and preferences of students across the U.S. and beyond.
If you want to learn more about Time4Learning and Sonlight®, view these additional pages.
- Time4Learning vs Sonlight®: Overview
- Time4Learning vs Sonlight®: Pros and Cons
- Time4Learning vs Sonlight®: Pricing
- How to Use Time4Learning with Sonlight®
*Time4Learning is not affiliated with Sonlight®. 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 Sonlight®.
Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use
If you are just learning about Time4Learning, we’d suggest first looking at our interactive lesson demos.
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