According to the California Homeschool Network, what we associate with today’s homeschool model began in the 1960’s, however, families have been educating their children at home for hundreds of years. They state that “Homeschooling is an educational option in which the parents assume the responsibility for educating their children at home.”
Parents choose homeschooling for a variety of reasons and those reasons vary from family to family. It is estimated that there were approximately 2.2 million K – 12 homeschooled children in the U.S. in the spring of 2010 (Ray, Brian D., 2011, NHERI).
There are numerous resources on the web for homeschooling; everything from curriculums to use, state laws to abide by, play groups and meet ups, and organizations that support your homeschool learner. We have compiled some that are recommended by our own contributors. This will serve as a great place for you to get started on your homeschool journey or if you simply have questions. You will find a more in depth look at curriculums to use in that section of our guide.
Are there ones that you recommend that are not on our list? Please be sure to comment below with them.
Editors Note: By listing these resources, San Francisco Bay Area Moms is not endorsing any organization. It is simply a condensed list of known resources provided by our contributors.