You’ve made the decision to homeschool.
What do you do next?
Where Do I Start With Homeschooling?
Where to start looking for beginning homeschooling information and advice. How to do the basics. Why home school works.
Home Education Laws & Legalities
Take the steps necessary for beginning to homeschool legally according to your regional laws. Look under “Regional Information” in the “Homeschool Categories” to your left to find your local homeschooling laws and other supportive resources.
Homeschool Support Groups in Your City
Meet with other homeschool families in your area with concerns similar to your own. Exchange tips and ideas with experienced homeschoolers.
Educational Field Trips
Some call it Autoschooling, as we homeschoolers learn on the go, visiting historic sites, science and art museums, civic monuments, and more. Get outside and learn what educational opportunities your local community has to offer.
Truly Free K12 Homeschooling
How to have a totally free K12 homeschool experience online and off.
Lesson Plans for Free
Websites that have structured lesson plans. Usually these have goals and objectives and meet state standards.
Free Homeschooling Curriculum Materials
You can build a curriculum for free or for very little or by borrowing.
Explorations 4 Kids
Tons of links to free sites for kids to learn. Includes some links to inexpensive Amazon books and games, too, for those who wish to learn experientially offline.
Curriculum related to our homeschooling topics are on each of our relevant home education pages. Design your own custom homeschooling program! Check our Curriculum Shopping section for advice, tips, and for homeschooling curriculum, games, books, and toys. Our Quickstart Curriculum gives you grade-by-grade suggestions for an inexpensive, basic curriculum to buy from Amazon or borrow from your public library. Some home school programs suggest or provide the curriculum.