Creating a Daily Homeschool Schedule for Multiple Young Children

Last week, I shared with you about a new series I’m writing, about managing and scheduling a homeschool with multiple young children. I’m going to share with you the first step in doing so today.

how to create a daily homeschool schedule for multiple children

Step 1: Create a Daily Schedule

Children function best, feel most comfortable, and behave better when they know what to expect throughout the day and have a general routine.

My own daily schedule includes a very basic time-frame and is arranged kinda like a to-do list. I’m not too strict on myself by trying to adhere to specific times for completing tasks, but instead, I try to stick to a general order of activities.

A checklist-style schedule allows me a general idea of the time frame in which I can expect to get certain tasks done, but also allows flexibility. Young children are just not predictable, (especially when you throw a nursing, crawling baby into the mix).

This is my daily schedule for managing multiple young homeschooled children. (This is not my official copy – I changed the names on this one to protect the children I keep).

I made it myself using OpenOffice Writer (like Microsoft Word, but free), simply because I like to type things rather than write/draw them. But you can also draw one from scratch on a blank sheet of paper if you want – it doesn’t have to be fancy.

(Click the image to view it larger)

There are also many free online templates and printable planning pages for managing a homeschool. You can make your own, or find one you like that someone else made.



2 thoughts on “Creating a Daily Homeschool Schedule for Multiple Young Children

  1. Thank you for this schedule. I’ve seen other mom’s get schooling done at 12 or 1 pm. I didn’t see how that was possible with a 6, 3 and 18 month old. Thank you for knowing that the most intense schooling is easier when the littlest ones are napping. Helps me feel good!

    Thank you

    1. Oh yes, naptime is the perfect time for schooling! There’s no shame in waiting until the timing is right to get schoolwork in. That’s the beauty of homeschooling – you get to pick your own schedule! Never feel bad about doing what’s right for your family, and never compare yourself to other moms! We’re all just doing what is best for our own circumstances. 🙂

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