You have made the most important decision regarding your children's education.
You have decided that homeschooling is for your and your family and now you
need to set-up a homeschool
program. This article will give you a brief overview of the steps you most
take to give your children a successful homeschool education. Following each
of the 6 steps outlined below will make it easy for you to set-up your very
own homeschooling program.
Step 1- The Internet
The first place you must visit is the Internet. Here you will find an abundance
of free homeschool information
and resources to get you started. The Internet will give you the information
and resources you need to implement each of the remaining steps.
Step 2- Laws
This is probably the most tedious part of the set-up, but you must make sure
that you comply with all local and state laws regarding homeschooling. Since
home schooling programs are
becoming very popular, most states have complete information packets that they
can give you. Review all of the information and make sure that you understand
all of your responsibilities. If you are unsure, check with the state or find
other homeschoolers in your
area. They can be your best resource.
Step 3- Homeschool Community
Find other homeschoolers in your area and get in touch with them. Most homeschool
communities are very organized and they help each other a great deal. Many of
them plan field trips and activities to help with the socialization aspect of
Step 5- Select your Homeschool
Another important decision you must make is the home
schooling books that you are going to use. In addition to the curriculum
the homeschooling books allow
you to set the pace and to choose the areas of interest that you will cover.
Keep in mind that you can find many used curriculums and books for sale. You
can get them at a fraction of the cost. Again, this is another good reason to
become part of the homeschool community in your area.
Step 6- Enjoy the experience
Every parent that homeschools will tell you that the time they have spent with
their children through homeschooling is invaluable. It is a truly unique and
enriching experience for the entire family. So make sure you relax and enjoy
each and everyday.