2. Connecting with Local Homeschool Groups
Once you’ve learned a bit about your state homeschooling laws, it’s a good idea to get connected with other homeschooling families in your area. Local homeschooling groups, co-op’s and programs can be an invaluable homeschooling resource. Chances are you’ll find some Vetran Homeschool Parents (aka. Master Homeschool Ninja’s) that can answer all your questions, and set you up with local classes, curriculum sales, play dates and more.
Why Connect? Homeschooling can be an amazing but sometimes overwhelming journey but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Connecting with other homeschooling parents provides you with an outlet for adult interactions, and your children with friends who can also meet at the park in the middle of a Monday afternoon. You might even meet some lifetime friends in the process.
Where to Find Connections? Depending on where you live, finding homeschoolers in your area can be as simple as typing a query into a search bar. However with homeschool numbers on the rise, groups and supportive organizations are popping up everywhere, sometimes too quickly for the search engines to recognize and track. It’s important to do a little digging on your own, so here are some other places you might look for homeschool groups or activities:
- HSLDA (Choose your state, then choose “organizations”)
- Church Bulletin Boards
- “Family” periodicals and brochures
- Facebook Groups (try a search)
- Inquiry at your local library
Local Homeschool Groups by State: