Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How to Get Started Homeschooling

Lately I have had a few people ask me how to go about starting to homeschool. So I decided to devote my Thursday blog posts to homeschooling information for beginning or even pre beginning homeschoolers. For the parent contemplating it, it can be a little unnerving. It doesn't have to be. Arm yourself with the right information and you'll be an old pro in no time.
The first thing you need to do is find out the laws and requirements for homeschooling in your state. Here is a link to the Indiana Department of Education. It has requirements for Indiana homeschooling. Another site for Indiana is here. For those of you in different states look here for your state. Also look at this link and find your state then click the Legal Analysis link.
The next thing is to read, then read and then read some more. Look at your local library. There are lots of books on homeschooling.
  • Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
  • First Year of Homeschooling Your Child by Linda Dobson
  • The Homeschooling Book of Answers : The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson
There are many more books on the subject, just have a look around the library or book store. I will leave you with a couple more links to check out.

There is a lot of information in all of these links. Read through it to get an idea of the legalities and homeschooling basics. Next Thursday I will be posting about the cost of homeschooling, general curriculum concerns and record keeping.

1 comment:

  1. That is very helpful info...thanks. I homeschooled for about 1 1/2 years and it was such a great experience! I could have used some information like this when I was looking into it. Thanks!