Homeschooling 101

Are you considering homeschooling your children or looking for information about the basics now that you’ve started? Check out the blog posts from our Homeschooling 101 series for all kinds of information, tips, and tricks from veteran homeschoolers.

KEEP CALM AND HOMESCHOOL ON
Your one-stop shop for getting started. Includes how to withdraw your children from their current school, establish your own private school, keeping records, and more.

WHY HOMESCHOOL?
A look at just some of the benefits of private home education.

OPTIONS FOR HOME EDUCATION
There are several legal options for educating your children outside of the public school system in California. This article details each.

PUBLIC SCHOOL AT HOME EXPLAINED
Public school at home is extremely popular in California. It’s important to understand what exactly you are signing up for and what the laws are regarding this educational option. NOTE: This article was written in April 2019. Both state laws and school policies and practices may have changed since publication.

YOU CAN TEACH YOUR CHILD
Encouragement for those who may be questioning if they’re capable of teaching their own children. Spoiler alert: You Can!

RECORDKEEPING
Required records for California private home educators are minimal. This article walks through each record – both required and optional. Includes links to samples.

WHAT ABOUT SOCIALIZATION?
Ah, the age-old question! If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, you know this is a non-issue. Four ways to foster healthy socialization are discussed.

HOMESCHOOLING PRESCHOOL
For parents of young children who are eager to start homeschooling their little ones. What can homeschooling a preschooler look like? (It’s a lot simpler than you think!)

AN INTRODUCTION TO HIGH SCHOOL
Homeschooling a high schooler can be daunting. Transcripts, graduation requirements, planning for post-graduation, etc. 

HOW TO “CONVENTION”
Attending your first homeschool convention can be overwhelming. Get tips from CHEA’s Events Manager, Anjuli Watanabe.

HOMESCHOOLING ON A BUDGET
Don’t believe that lie that homeschooling is expensive! There are many things you can do to homeschool on a tight budget.

WHAT KIND OF HOMESCHOOLER ARE YOU?
There are different approaches to homeschooling that can impact the decisions you make regarding curriculum, how you run your “school,” and how you teach your children.

TEACHER PERKS & EDUCATIONAL DISCOUNTS
Stores that offer perks to educators often include homeschool “teachers” too. Check out this list for ways to save and fun perks for being a home educator!

Still Have Questions?

CHEA offers a free Homeschool Educational Consultant to answer questions and offer support, including curriculum choices, recordkeeping, specific concerns for your situation, and more. Just call us at 562-544-7875 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and we will be glad to help!