“A home schooling group is something every community needs, no matter who decides to start it. Support is great no matter how you get it, and frankly there is no better way to get it than by participating in a home schooling group.
If there isn’t a group for home schooling children and their parents in your area, consider creating one to share with your community. Keep reading to learn the basic steps to go about doing this.
Make a List, Check it Twice
You will want to make a list of everything you can think of that a home schooling group can offer, and what other home schooling parents are looking for. This list should include everything you’ve ever wished you had support with while home schooling your children, and should also include anything you’ve heard other home schooling parents wish for in regard to support and information.
You should also compile a list of the information you need to obtain from your State’s department of Education so new home schooling parents can have access to it when joining your home schooling group.
Do the Footwork
You need to put your list into action by first getting a handful of other parents to help you launch your home schooling support group. Once this is done, it’s time to figure out how to put your list in place. Many of the things on your list will work themselves out easily while others will require a bit more work and dedication.
Look to public and private schools, the Department of Education, Online services and teachers in the community to help you with your efforts.
In order to make some of your home schooling group goals come true, you’ll need to earn some money. You can do this in the form of garage sales, craft fairs or a fundraising party. Be sure to create a sales flyer to entice people to show up and sped some money for your cause!
Pick Your Spot
If you don’t have a building dedicated solely to your home schooling group, there are a couple of options you have otherwise. First of all, consider sharing meeting rotations with other parents, who will take turn housing visitors during weekly meetings. If you happen to live in an area with temperate weather, consider holding home schooling group meeting at a park! Other options to consider are the clubhouse of an apartment complex, a local fast food restaurant and online.”