Homeschooling a Preschooler
Now that you have decided that homeschooling is the way to educate
your child, get ready for the ecstasy and the anxiety – the road
ahead is a bit bumpy, but the rewards more than make up for it.
Produce a well-adjusted child who is both happy and well-rounded!
First of all, it is important to check out your state laws, a.k.a.
homeschooling laws. Some states need an affidavit filed with the
State’s education department. There are basically 3 categories for
homeschooling laws. These consist of:
- private school laws
- home education laws
- laws and equivalency laws
Find your state laws. Very Important: You may also need
to maintain a portfolio that records the child’s educational
progress. It is important to look into the legal requirements
BEFORE you start homeschooling. Some States also stipulate a
minimum educational qualification for the parent or teacher.
Homeschooling Support Group
Next, look for a homeschooling support group. If you live in a friendly
or very curious neighborhood, well-meaning friends will try to dissuade
you. At the very least, they may put a lot of uneasy questions in
your mind. A homeschooling support group that consists of like-minded
people will insulate you from the criticism, pressures and questions of
Field Trip Ideas
Many groups like to organize homeschooling field trips –
for Field Trip Ideas, you can go to this website. And if your
kids hit it off with other homeschoolers, they will likely be able to
build lasting relationships which will not fade with time. Yes, indeed
homeschooling field trips are necessary for your child’s socialization.
Further Reading: A to Z Homeschooling Field Trip Ideas: Complete Guide
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