The Abeka preschool curriculum is a program developed specifically for children ages 2 to 4 to introduce them to Bible stories, letters and numbers in order to prepare them for kindergarten.
The Abeka curriculum is an accredited, faith-based academic program developed for children in preschool through twelfth grade. It is one of the most popular homeschooling programs available, according to LoveToKnow.com, but may also be used in private Christian schools.
The Abeka preschool program is workbook oriented and focuses on an intensive worksheet routine to keep children on an accelerated learning track. The program also teaches counting, music and art and encourages reading readiness by the use of phonics.
Teaching the Abeka curriculum at home can be expensive with each individual workbook approximately $10, flash cards $28, hand puppets $22 and additional books ranging from $10-$70 as of 2010.
Because of the accelerated curriculum, children who are considered average academically, as well as children with learning disabilities, may struggle in an Abeka program.
The cost of the Abeka program may be greatly reduced by purchasing used textbooks, workbooks and additional teaching materials. Check with homeschoolers in your area or search online for used Abeka preschool materials.