The “Little Hearts” Series

For Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary

Our “Little Hearts” series will take your child from preschool through elementary school. Each year-long guide uses an inspirational blend of living books, hands-on activities, and heartfelt Godly character training as it teaches every subject. Our curriculum packages contain all necessary books and materials for a year of study. With Heart of Dakota, you’ll love learning again!

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See the Video

In this video, Carrie gives a brief overview of the “Little Hearts” series along with helpful tips for placement and guide selection. After watching this video, you’ll have all the tools you need to discover which program fits your family best.

Overview

In the “Little Hearts” series, we’ve built a solid foundation for your child’s education. With everything you need integrated into the plans, you’ll find schooling has never been easier! Each guide in our series is…

Complete

Our award-winning “Little Hearts” series specializes in being complete, balanced, Christ-centered, and literature-based. With Charlotte Mason style living books, fresh and exciting responses to readings, and all subjects and learning styles represented, your child is sure to feel homeschooling is an exciting way to be schooled!

Bible-Based

Our “Little Hearts” series strives to keep God’s Word at the heart of everything your children are learning. Whether it is character training, Bible study, or Scripture memory, our guides will help you reach your little ones’ hearts and point them toward the Lord.

Enjoyable

Each Little Hearts’ guide is full of hands-on activities to get your kids “learning by doing.” Every activity is planned to be quick, educational, doable, and fun. Using materials you already have on hand, our “Little Hearts” series gets kids moving and exploring in meaningful ways.

Flexible

Each “Little Hearts” guide is designed to fit neatly into your busy schedule. Daily subjects are arranged so you can do them in any order. Our guides can also be used with multiple ages at the same time. With such flexibility, it is no wonder parents love our “Little Hearts” series.

Easy to Use

With easy-to-use plans, minimal prep, and a short lesson format, you’re sure to feel homeschooling with Heart of Dakota is a great way to teach! The “Little Hearts” series takes the stress out of homeschooling and lets you truly enjoy your time together, so why not get started today?

Have a Look Inside

With convenient, open-and-go plans, you can see at-a-glance all subject areas to be taught each day. You’ll enjoy the unit study feel of the “Learning Through History” part of the plans and appreciate the flexible, multi-level choices of the “Learning the Basics” part of the plans. Take a look inside Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory, one of our guides in the “Little Hearts” series. We think you’ll like what you see!

Placement

Placement is key in Heart of Dakota. To help you decide where your kids fit best, check out our placement charts below. In just a short time, you’ll have a great idea of which guide(s) will suit your homeschooling family. If you would like customized help, simply give us a call at (605)428-4068. We’re always happy to assist!

Program Selection Chart

Begin with our “Program Selection Chart.” As you can see by the chart below, based on your child’s age he/she may fit in several different guides. For example, a 7 year old might fit in Little Hearts for His Glory, Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory, or Bigger Hearts for His Glory. Once you see the group of guides where your child could place, you can move on to our “Program Placement Chart” to fine-tune your placement.

NOTE: If you have more than one child, think about whether you would like to combine any of your children or keep them separate.

Program Placement Chart

The “Program Placement Chart” below is designed to help you narrow down which guide will best suit your child. This chart has been divided into two parts. To begin, simply view “Part 1” and then follow the instructions provided on the chart. After completing “Part 1,” if you are still unsure which of our guides will fit your child best, move on to “Part 2” to help you decide.

NOTE: The charts are provided in a printable format for your convenience. If you have more than one child, a good strategy is to use a different color marker for each child as you complete the charts.

Scope and Sequence Chart

Last, view the “Scope and Sequence Chart” to see which areas of history and science study might best suit your family’s needs. Keep in mind your student’s age and skill level to make sure you choose a guide in your student’s range.

Not Sure if Your Child Fits in This Series?

Our “Guide Placement” page can help! It provides a bird’s eye view of our entire lineup – all in one place! As you refer to the charts for each series, you’ll be sure to find the right guide for your child.

Visit our “Guide Placement” page to see placement for all levels!

Selection

Once you have narrowed down which guide(s) in our “Little Hearts” series might best suit your family, select a guide below to learn more about it. Each guide is used for one year of study. We’re excited for you to see what we have to offer!

Little Hands to
Heaven

Ages 2-5

Little Hearts for
His Glory

Ages 5-7

Beyond Little Hearts for
His Glory

Ages 6-8

Bigger Hearts for
His Glory

Ages 7-9 with extensions
for ages 10-11

Preparing Hearts for
His Glory

Ages 8-10 with extensions
for ages 11-12

Do You Have an
Older Child?

See our series for the
middle years!

Little Hands to Heaven

Ages 2-5

Little Hearts
for His Glory

Ages 5-7

Beyond Little Hearts for
His Glory

Ages 6-8

Bigger Hearts for His Glory

Ages 7-9 with extensions
for ages 10-11

Preparing Hearts for His Glory

Ages 8-10 with extensions
for ages 11-12

Do You Have an Older Child?

See our series for
the middle years!

Drawn into the Heart of Reading

Drawn into the Heart of Reading is our award-winning literature program for students in grades 2-8. Designed to help students appreciate and enjoy nine different types of literature, this program works with any books you choose. Once your child is an independent reader, Drawn into the Heart of Reading is used for literature study in each Heart of Dakota guide. With engaging books and Godly character lessons at its core, this program will draw your students into the heart of reading!