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GETTING STARTED

You are about to embark on an exciting journey for your family. Start here to learn why and how to start teaching your children in the privacy of your home.

Why Families Homeschool

Considering Homeschooling?

If you are visiting this page, you are likely thinking about teaching your children at home. We at CHEA know this is a major decision and one that requires thorough information and consideration.  We also know you have questions, such as:

  • How does homeschooling work?
  • Is it legal? (yes, in all 50 states).
  • Why do people do this?
  • Where do I start?
  • What about socialization?
  • Can my homeschooled children get into college?

And more. We want to help. We recommend you begin with the suggested pages and resources below to help you navigate this life decision. If you don’t find the answers to your questions, please contact us at cheainfo@cheaofca.org or (562) 864-2432.

Trying To Decide?

What Is The Definition Of A Homeschooler?

What is beautiful about homeschooling, is that a child ought to never have to let go of his natural curiosity. There are essential things he must learn like mathematics and reading, but past that- the world can be his playground of learning…

Considering The Decision

Your first consideration should be “What does the Bible say about child training and education?” To summarize, the Bible says children do not belong to the state, but to God, who has entrusted them to you as parents.

Why Families Homeschool In CA

California families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: academic, social, and religious. Whatever the reason, parents are qualified, and the best teachers for their own children.

Homeschooling in California. Is it Legal?

Yes, it is. While each family’s situation will involve a different way to privately home educate, there are a few things that will help every family just starting. Check out our “California Law” section for more information.

First Steps

You’ve made the big decision, but what’s next? Resources to help you hit the ground running.

Thousands of families in California are successfully homeschooling. While each family will find its own situation unique,  there are a few things which can help any family get off to a good start. 

Getting Started In Homeschooling

Getting Started In Homeschooling

Thousands of families in California are successfully homeschooling. While each family will find its own situation unique,  there are a few things which can help any family get off to a good start. 

How To Homeschool In CA

Straight forward answers for starting the process of legally homeschooling in Ca

Figuring out a comprehensive list for school supplies can be a real challenge. Checkout what we recommend for your first steps.

School Supply List

School Supply List

A carpenter needs a hammer, an Artist needs a paint brush, and homeschooler need a pen and paper- but also so much more!

More Help With Your First Steps

Read more articles and stories from homeschooling parents that face the same starting off challenges as you.

Tips For New Homeschoolers

You’ve made the big decision, but what’s next? Resources to help you hit the ground running.

Planning to Teach

The easiest, most successful, and most fun way to make a decision about your school program is first to decide what you are looking for, and then find or design a program that fits your needs.

Protecting School Time

it’s easy to get distracted by housework, phone calls and errands. But our children’s education needs to be a priority for us if we want them to succeed academically. You need to prioritize your day.

What is True Education

As homeschooling parents we need to remember that education means training up our children in the way they should go, spiritually, socially and educationally, in that order.

Thousands of families in California are successfully homeschooling their children. While each family will find its own situation unique, requiring different schedules, curriculum, and teaching styles, there are a few tips which can help any family get off to a good start.

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