Start from the beginning:
What are the goals of your family?
What are your educational goals?
How does your child learn best?
How do you learn best?
What is your family's style?
What do you think your child needs in life, in learning, in playing?
For Curricula and and Resources :
Mary Pride's The Big Book of Home Learning
Pennsylvania Homeschooler's catalog:
Howard and Susan Richman
RD 2 Box 117
Kittanning PA 16201-9311
Homeschool Discount Warehouse
229 South Bridge Street
PO Box 8000
Elkton MD 21922-8000
Homeschool Resource Center
Debra Bell, resources and seminars
6 Royal Road
Palmyra, PA 17078
Legal Requirements (portfolios, record keeping, requirements):
Guide to PA Homeschool Law--PA Home- schoolers (above)
Guide to High School Diploma--PA Home- schoolers (above)
Suggested books to read before starting:
Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days--Share a Day with 30 Homeschooling
Families, by Nancy Lande
The 3 R's at Home, by Susan and Howard Richman--PA Homeschoolers (above)
Writing from Home, by Susan Richman--PA Homeschoolers (above)
Teaching Your Child Successfully, by Ruth Beechick
Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual, by Cathy Duffy
The Home School Source Book, by Donn Reed
Books by John Holt, Grace Llewellyn, Raymond Moore, David Colfax, Susanne Macauly, David Guterson, Nancy Wallace, John Taylor Gatto,
Blueprint for Success, by Debra Bell
6 hour seminar on tape--Order from Homeschool Resource Center (above).
Keep on reading, talking and asking questions!
"Pennsylvania Homeschoolers" (above)
"Growing Without Schooling"
2269 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140
"S.K.I.L.L."--Delaware County Christian Homeschool Association
"CHAP"--Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania
3937 Ridgewood Road
York, PA 17402-9069
PO Box 1425
Melrose, FL 32666
PO Box 1250
Fenton MO 63026-1850
"Home Education Magazine"
P.O. Box 1083
Tonasket, Wa 98855
"Home School Exchange"
26 Colony Street,
St. Augustine, FL 32095
P.O. Box 1425
Melrose, FL 32666
P.O. Box 20219
Portland, OR 97220-0219
P.O. Box 2557
Redmond, WA 98073
CHAP CURRICULUM FAIR--May, Annual Homeschool Convention. All kinds of curricula and resources on display and for sale. Numerous seminars and speakers on a variety of topics. Held at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. This is an excellent way to view materials before purchasing and hear experienced homeschooling parents. Use Mary Pride's Big Book of Home Learning ahead of time to get an idea of what you want to look at, as there are seemingly millions of resources! Call (717) 661-2185 or write Bruce Eagleson, 305 Laurel Drive, Hershey, PA 17035. A MUST!