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To Help You Form The Foundation For Homeschooling

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

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Getting Started

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 things which can help any family get off to a good start.

How To

In California, there is no legally-defined entity known as a “homeschool.” Instead of having a separate “homeschool” law, California is one of 13 states in which homeschoolers operate as private schools. Private schools can be legally established and operate in the home just as some private schools operate on a campus.

Figuring out a comprehensive list for school supplies can be a real challenge. 

School Supplies List

Checkout what we recommend for your first steps.

Recommended Reading

As with any major decision, it’s important to your homework. We recommend you start with reading a variety of material about homeschooling. The first book to begin with is An Introduction to Home Education. This manual will guide you through every step of deciding, and then setting up your home school. If you are starting with junior or senior high students, add The High School Handbook to that list.

An Introduction to Home Education

 How to Begin Your Private Homeschool in California, tells you all you need to know to get started with setting up your own school

The High School Handbook

 How to Begin Your Private Homeschool in California, tells you all you need to know to get started with setting up your own school

CHEA Membership starting at $35/year

Since 1982, CHEA has been California’s primary advocate for private homeschoolers. Your Membership helps support CHEA continue as your source of information, your encourager, and advocate. Please join today. Basic Membership costs just $35.

Emergency Start Up

In raising our children for God, we need to give them a firm foundation in His Word, help them establish their own personal relationship with Him, and build Christian Character and a Christian worldview, all of which are vital to a life that will have lasting value.

Curriculum Choices

“What curriculum do you use?” is probably the most common question at any gathering of home educators. Ask that question and you’ll get a barrage of glowing reports about what is the best to use and each parent is using something different. How do you select what is best for your child and your family?

Support CHEA

Did you know that you can donate to CHEA at any time?

CHEA is the only California state organization that advocates for and promotes private Christian home education 24/7, year round.
CHEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible.