The best place to start is knowing your state's homeschool education laws.
HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization that makes homeschooling possible by protecting homeschooling families and equipping them to provide the best educational experience for their children.
Tip: If you are on Facebook, search for groups in your area and connect with local homeschooling families! They will be some of the best support and local resources you will find!
A co-op can encompass a variety of learning options. A homeschooling cooperative is made up of several families who meet regularly and work together toward similar goals, which can be based on socialization, education, activities, or any combination of these.
A mother's and children homeschooling community with the desire to give our children a quality education but also to preserve the adventure, freedom and wonder of childhood. W+F offers curriculum, resources and has groups all over to gather like mined families.
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