There are several resources online to help you homeschool.
Here are a few organizations that will offer you information and support.
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
This association offers legal protection for its members as well as educational support and classes and community resources. There is a yearly fee for a membership. I recommend all homeschooling families join not only for their own piece of mind, but to support all the work that they do to protect our homeschooling freedoms.
Family Protection Ministries
Defending the freedom of parents to train, educate, and care for their children privately, without governmental interference. Working to detect, analyze, monitor, and intervene in all legislation affecting the legality of private home education in California since 1986. A yearly membership is highly recommended.
Christian Home Educators of CA.
Since 1982, CHEA has been California’s primary advocate for private homeschoolers. Your Membership helps support CHEA continue as your source of information, your encourager, and advocate. They offer wonderful free resources too.
California Homeschool Network
CHN is a volunteer run non-profit dedicated to supporting homeschool families and to protecting our homeschool rights here in California. Please consider donating now to help ensure that current and future generations have the right to homeschool in our beautiful state.
Homeschool Association of California
The Homeschool Association of California (HSC) is a non-profit, intentionally inclusive homeschool organization, run by volunteers. HSC is here to help you navigate the homeschooling world with information, networking, and support.
National Home Education Research Institute
NHERI conducts and collects research about homeschooling (home-based education, home schooling), and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of research works documented and catalogued on home schooling, many of which were done by NHERI.
I would suggest you take a look at these websites. Don't let it overwhelm you, and support one or all if you'd like. These organizations are a wonderful resource of information.
Books for Parents
There are a few books I would recommend you read as a homeschooler,
whether brand new or a seasoned veteran.
These books give a vision of what homeschooling might look like. It's important to know that home education will be different for every single person. There are several ways to educate your children. Take what works for you and leave the rest.
TEACHING FROM REST: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace -
WILD AND FREE - Delight driven
AWAKING WONDER - Whole heart
DUMBING US DOWN - Unschooling
HOW TO CHOOSE CURRICULUM - Guidance on choosing a homeschooling philosophy as well as curriculum
THE WELL TRAINED MIND - Guidance for the classical homeschooler
THE THREE R'S - Simple plans to teach your own children
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