Inflation is a word that makes many of us cringe as we watch the price of groceries, clothes, fuel, and everyday essentials rise. Finding ways to afford essential items has become a challenge for many people worldwide. Many people are concerned about their homeschooling curriculum needs as they continue to watch the cost of everything rise. How can they find an affordable homeschooling curriculum with these price increases?
Inflation is having a significant impact on everything.
According to the US inflation Calculator, “the annual inflation rate for the United States is 8.6% for the 12 months ended May 2022, the largest annual increase since December 1981.” Following suit, according to Statistics Canada, Canadian consumer prices rose 6.8% in April.
The price of groceries continues to increase and overwhelm many people as Canadians paid 9.7% more in April 2022 for food purchased when compared to April 2021. Worse, this increase exceeded 5% for the fifth month in a row, and much like the United States was the most significant increase since September 1981.
Groceries aren’t the only thing impacted by inflation. There are also substantial increases in gas prices, rent prices, general product prices, car prices and even school supplies.
Does inflation impact homeschooling?
The bitter answer is yes. Many homeschooling families are already single-income families struggling to find an affordable homeschooling curriculum. While some states/provinces offer financial support for homeschooling families, many states and provinces throughout North America do not provide any financial help for homeschooling families.
Unfortunately, many homeschooling families have been struggling to put food on the table, fuel in the car, a roof over their heads and an affordable homeschooling curriculum in front of their children.
So it’s with incredible frustration that many homeschooling families find that even the cost of a quality homeschool curriculum has increased.
How is a digital homeschooling curriculum affected by inflation and price increases?
You may have noticed that some of your favourite homeschooling curriculum companies have increased the prices of their products. While we cannot speak for all companies, we’d like to address the 15% increase you may have seen in our own Schoolio Curriculum network.
Since our beginnings in 2020, we at Schoolio Learning have been committed to offering you a secular, inclusive, open-and-go, affordable homeschooling curriculum. So, why have we increased our prices?
Why is there a price increase on our homeschooling curriculum?
There are two reasons you will see a 15% increase in our homeschooling curriculum.
Inflation affects our employees too.
Our team is growing to provide you and your child with the most up-to-date homeschooling curriculum to keep your homeschool running smoothly. As such, we need to take care of our team members. Inflation affects everyone; therefore, we must accommodate our team members and customers.
This slight price increase helps our team members to still provide for their families while writing and working on the best materials to keep your family learning at an affordable price.
We’ve enhanced our homeschooling curriculum to serve you better.
This is the most exciting news that we wanted to share with you. We have enhanced all of our curricula from Kindergarten to Grade 8!
What does that mean?
If you were a previous customer of Schoolio Learning, you would remember that we recommended you purchase the Canadian Curriculum workbooks or other practice workbooks to help your child get the essential practice work they needed? Extra workbooks are no longer required with our enhanced curriculum. It now includes all the necessary practice content to help your child learn and understand the concepts better.
To sum it up, why has Schoolio Learning Curriculum increased by 15%?
- Inflation costs for our team members mean we must aim to meet their needs.
- We have enhanced the curriculum, so you no longer need to search and spend money on additional practice workbooks.
Is Schoolio still an affordable homeschooling curriculum option? Let’s compare.
Before you jump to the conclusion of assuming you should find a cheaper homeschooling curriculum company because the 15% increase makes you cringe. Let’s look at another popular homeschooling curriculum company and its pricing compared to ours.
Schoolio Grade 3 Complete Bundle:
Our grade 3 bundle includes all the core subjects, Math, Social Studies, Science and Language Arts. With over 1,200 pages, lessons, teaching plans/discussions/ as well as countless activities.
The cost for the Schoolio full-year curriculum bundle: is $399.84 (digital) or $563 (books, printed and shipped).
Alternative homeschooling company Grade 3 Bundle:
A popular homeschooling curriculum company provides a complete kit much like our complete bundle for grade 3. A full kit includes the four core subjects, Math, Social Studies, Science and Language Arts, teaching instructions and lessons.
The cost for this homeschooling curriculum full-year: is $1,090.45.
As you can see, that’s a pretty huge price increase for comparable homeschool learning content.
Please don’t take our word for it; check it out yourself.
We want you to excel at homeschooling, which means finding the best option for your family and budget is essential. So, please research and compare our prices with other popular homeschooling curriculum companies.
We stand behind our price and will continue to provide an affordable homeschooling curriculum for all your learning needs.
Don’t forget our promotions.
Price increases and inflation can cause a lot of stress for families. We don’t want you to feel that you must stop homeschooling because you have to choose between a homeschool curriculum and groceries. So, please know that we periodically offer excellent promotions to help make our curriculum even more affordable for your homeschool. If you don’t see a promotion being advertised on the website, reach out to our customer service team members, and they will be happy to provide you with all the knowledge on current or upcoming promotions.
If you aren’t sure if we would be the best fit for your homeschool, check out our free sample packages to view just how authentic, simple and wholesome our curriculum is. We look forward to providing you with the best and most affordable homeschooling curriculum for all your homeschooling needs.
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