Little House Tutoring is working with with EBUS Academy to create a meaningful, accountable and relevant educational experience to suit the unique, important and wonderful learning needs of your child.
Do you feel that your child is not receiving the support he or she needs to have a positive experience in school? For over 15 years, Little House Education Centre has been providing support to students and families who struggle in the mainstream school system. At Little House, your child will connect with certified teachers and specialized Orton Gillingham tutors who understand that not all children learn the same way, enjoy the same things or have the same needs.
We understand learning disabilities. We understand anxiety. We understand distractibility. We understand bullying. At Little House, we understand how to foster positive learning experiences that are meaningful to each student and nurture potential to achieve personal and academic growth. We’re here to help.
Distributed Learning vs. Homeschooling
Distributed Learning (DL) is a BC Ministry of Education alternative school program designed for students who might benefit from learning outside of the traditional classroom.
Students learn from home (or at Little House) using an online platform, but DL programs are taught by certified teachers and follow the provincial curriculum.
Homeschooling is not accountable to the Ministry of Education. The HS philosophy is that parents know their child’s learning needs best. In this model, the parent is the primary educator.
How can Little House help?
At Little House, we want to be accountable to our students and the BC Ministry of Education, while engaging in the 21st century learning of the BC Education Plan. Although your child might not attend a traditional school, he or she deserves the benefit of a publicly funded, organized and enriched education.
Little House will support your child as they engage in a DL program to provide a rich and personalized educational experience and nurture each student’s learning needs. While there is an online component, we are here to ensure that your child is also learning away from the computer in hands-on, exciting and meaningful ways. Through exciting experiential learning, excursions and fun projects, we will foster your child’s enjoyment of learning.
What is EBUS Academy?
EBUS is a distance learning program and learning community. EBUS provides an online teacher who will provide curricular support and assessment (including a BC report card) for your child.
At Little House your child will be working with one of our own BC certified teachers who will provide academic support, implement the lessons, assignments and activities and act as a liaison with EBUS and your child’s online teacher.
Together with the online teacher, we will plan exciting field trips and provide opportunities for our students to interact with their peers in the EBUS community.
Can I get funding?
Many of your child’s activities, such as field trips to Science World, athletics and music lessons can receive funding from EBUS. Most Students with designations that meet criteria for Special Education funding are eligible to dedicate funds toward academic support. Little House can invoice EBUS directly. Funding is category dependent.
All designated students with EBUS Academy have a special education case manager to help plan and implement the IEP. For more details on special education at EBUS Academy, please click here.
*Please note: Students who qualify for Special Education funding and supports MUST be registered with EBUS and have any designations submitted by September. After this, funding will not be available and additional support will be limited.
FUNDING DEADLINE: Funding applications must be submitted before September 30th.
Full Time and Part Time Programs
I want to sign up! What do I need to do?
1. CONTACT US
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-266-1023. We can answer any questions you may have about alternative education, schedules and fees. We are here to guide and support you through the DL enrolment process.
2. ENROLL WITH EBUS
Follow this link to register online with EBUS. If you have any trouble with the registration process, please contact Little House or EBUS Academy and we would be happy to help you. Through our unique relationship, you will be able to proceed and access special education services such as IEP planning. You will also be assigned to an online teacher who will work with you and Little House to implement your child’s program. Just write, “With Little House” in the additional comments and they will know that you’re with us.
*Please note: Students who qualify for Special Education funding and supports MUST be registered with EBUS and have any designations approved by September 30th. After this date, funding may not be available and additional supports will be limited.
3. MEET WITH US
While your enrolment is being processed, we will finalise your schedule and ensure that any additional learning goals for your child will be met. We can also discuss program options if your child has an eligible designation.