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Delayed Academics

Also known as the Moore Formula, delayed academics is based on an age specific balance of study, work, and service. In their younger years, children develop at their own pace through informal education. As they get older, formal education begins.1

The Formula

  • STUDY In the early years, parents teach their children basic concepts through reading, singing, and playing games. Few workbooks and textbooks are used, and parents respond to their children's interests. There is no formal education before age 8 and sometimes not until age 12.
  • WORK  Children start working as soon as they start walking. They are given household chores and they help manage the home.  They are also taught socialization skills.
  • SERVICE  Children make regular visits to needy neighbors, nursing homes, and other places in the community where help is needed.
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