The Academy of Home Based Learning was founded by Dr. Edwina Grossi, PhD Psychology of Education. The programs are structured around Dr. Grossi’s most recent textbook, Lanterns and Lunchtins: Fundamentals for Learning in the Formative Years.
Dr. Grossi’s career in education has spanned more than four decades.
Dr. Grossi has founded Wonderland Baby Care, Wonderland Pre-Primary School, Embury College Primary School, Embury College High School, Embury Institute for Teacher Education and most recently, The Academy of Home Based Learning. “Despite the demands of her overlapping careers as head of the Embury Group, academic researcher, writer and artist, Grossi has never outgrown the enchanted world of childhood. This is what distinguishes her from many others in her field. She remembers all the wonder and beauty of youthful innocence and the hunger children feel to learn and achieve recognition for their efforts.” Vivian Attwood (Editor)
The Academy of Home Based Learning has been a dream of Dr. Grossi’s for more than 15 years.
In 1996, at the dawn of the age of internet, she began to envision using this medium as a place where her lessons and teaching principles, tried and tested over the years, would be available to children and parents worldwide. The Academy aims to provide a place for parents as teachers to engage, learn, communicate, build friendships and receive support in their home teaching endeavours.