These first years are ordered to the acquisition of the skills necessary for any further learning. At this stage the student should concentrate on learning to read well, and learning to write, both in terms of letter formation and power of expression. He should also spend time acquiring facility in addition and subtraction. If these skills are learned well, all the rest of his school time will be much more profitable and his education will be more complete.
As a parent and teacher the time spent with your child is valuable. If he does not learn to read in kindergarten or first grade, it won't finally make much difference in his life. But you should spend time reading to him during these formative years. The saint stories, the tales of noble actions performed by noble people, and the fairy tales, with their clear divisions between good and bad, will make a lifelong difference.
I feel very satisfied using an exemplary program that is accredited. MODG gently and slowly pushes children to advance in educational skills and many subjects. I feel confident that when they finish the program they will be extremely well educated as being able to THINK and then tackle any topic they wish. I am most pleased with the faith formation my children receive. It is beautiful and comprehensive. To me this is the primary goal of education. Thank you for providing a wonderful curriculum that also greatly supports the parents. You have developed an OUTSTANDING program.