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Enki kindy, 1st, and 2nd grade

Postby chunkobaby » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:31 am

I am looking to buy a used Enki kindy, 1st and 2nd grade. Thanks, Kikanza
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Postby jmarchman » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:38 pm

Hi Kikanza,

I use Enki with my children, and I love it. It's really hard to find it used, but I would caution you against buying it used because you won't be getting everything. I have rarely seen Enki sold used for much less than new-price. Often, what people are selling are the old versions of the books (and they are not always upfront about that fact!) which are very difficult to use and no longer supported by Enki Education. Even if you do find someone selling the new versions, you do not have access to the monthly conference calls, the private consultation with Beth or access to the online support groups, all of which are invaluable!!! It would be difficult, at least for me, to implement the Enki approach without all that support. And really, aside from all the support, considering the vast amount of information that you get in the packages, they ask a fair price. You get something like *eight* times the amount of information at a comparable price to other curricula.

One other thing to know about is that Enki is working under a CSE model, (Community Supported Education... kind of like Community Supported Agriculture). The money you pay for a package can be thought of more as like a fee to join the community that is trying to educate in a holistic manner, rather than paying for materials. In keeping with this model, Enki is the only (that I know of) homeschool curriculum that offers scholarships. And it is the only one that sends us updates on the materials for *free*! If new verses or stories are added to the books, Enki sends them along to *all* Enki users! I don't know of anyone else who does that. That's the kind of stuff you would be missing out on by buying used.

Just my 2 cents. :) If you have any questions about Enki, I'll be glad to answer them!

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Postby Devotional Soul » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:48 am

I bought some of the Enki books 3 years ago and they're just sitting on my shelf, we ended up being less waldorfy than I thought we were, lol.

I thought I couldn't sell them. Is it ok to sell them now?

I have the Foundation Guides, Early Childhood Guides and the K Learning Through Movement. I'll check back with the Enki yahoo group to see if it's ok to pass these on to someone who will use them. :)

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Postby jmarchman » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi Devotional Soul,

Enki still asks that you not re-sell their materials; for many reasons. One main reason is that the materials are just part of what you get with Enki. Enki works from a CSE (community supported education) model.The fees are much more than just the materials, and also include the initial consultation, access to the online support groups and the monthly conference calls. Also, Enki periodically sends updates and new materials, free. Anyone buying Enki used does not get the benefit of all this support, and speaking from personal experience, the support network is invaluable.

If you can, there is a long waiting list for Enki's scholarship program (and Enki is the only homeschool curriculum I know of that offers a scholarship program), and donating your materials back to Enki would mean that a family who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it would be able to use Enki.

Jennifer Marchman in Austin, TX
Kirven (6.5yo), Dunagan (4yo) & Ayla (14mo.)
Visit us at: http://treeoflifehomeschool.blogspot.com/

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