Quick start for 2020-2021
Are you brand new to homeschooling for the 2020-2021 school year? Already homeschooling and fielding questions from friends? This post is for you.
***Resources to share with prospective homeschoolers***
You probably have friends and neighbors asking you about homeschooling! Thank you for helping families who have found themselves suddenly faced with exploring an education option they may never have seriously considered prior to campus shutdowns. It can be overwhelming to answer the same questions over and over, but there is help! Here is a list of resources in one place to share:
- For someone who has only a vague idea of what home education is and the legal details, CHEA’s homeschool411 blog has a great Homeschool 101 series: http://www.homeschool411.com/homeschooling-101/
- For someone who has decided on private home education and needs to know what to do and when, CHEA has a fantastic “go to” blog post that lays steps for brand new private home educators in one easy place: http://www.homeschool411.com/homeschool/keep-calm-and-homeschool-on/
- Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) has made their convention style support available to all home educators for free through innovative and timely avenues, such as:
- Homeschool California on Facebook
- CHEA’s Summer Series of online webinars and conferences
- Because California is unusual, we recommend CHEA as a first stop for information, but we highly recommend all private home educators learn about and join Home School Legal Defense Association. Not only are they the experts in home education law in the nation, they have a tremendous amount of personal, practical support for all aspects of private home education. https://hslda.org/
- MomPossible.org and Mom Possible Mentoring by HSLDA Facebook group are sources of ongoing support.
- For someone who is ready to look into resources, Cathy Duffy Reviews is a great place to start. Also look for related topics in the CHEA Summer Series. Please let families know CHEA has a curriculum counselor. It’s only $35/year to join CHEA. That’s a fantastic deal for having a curriculum counselor at your fingertips!
Again, thank you all for helping the wave of families get connected to the information and groups they need to make decisions.