Homeschool Cooperative


Homeschool Cooperative
- Families join together to educate their children.

A homeschool cooperative is a terrific way to give your homeschooled children a chance to participate in theater, dancing, singing, music, gymnastics, martial arts, etc.

There are all kinds of homeschool co-ops, offering many different things for all ages. What the co-op offers will depend on the skills and talents of the parents and/or volunteers running or participating in the co-op.

While it's true your kids have a chance to learn similar things from being in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H, the advantage of a homeschool co-op is your children get to meet and fellowship with other homeschooled kids.

Classes are divided into age groups and usually meet about once or twice a week. As a parent, you are still the main teacher, but this gives your kids a chance to experience being taught under someone else for a short period of time during the week, plus gets you both out of the house.

Admittedly, there's a chance that neither you or your kids will like the local homeschool co-op, but you'll never know until you try. Most homeschool families participate in some form of a cooperative.

To locate a cooperative in your area, just click here.

If there isn't a homeschool cooperative near your location, you might want to get in touch with other homeschooling parents and see about starting one of your own!

We are members of homeschool buyers co-op. According to their website it was started by a homeschool dad, and they are the world's largest co-op. I find them to be a great source for homeschool curriculum. The group buys allow you to get volume discounts. You also earn 'smart points' which can then be used to purchase curriculum. They also offer free homeschool I.D. cards and free classifieds. And best of all - membership in the co-op is FREE.

Homeschool Conventions

Support and more - Homeschooling should not and does not have to be the sole responsibility of the parents. It is important for the parents to find a local support group or attend a local homeschool convention where you will be able to mingle with other homeschoolers. Members in the group help each other with best practices, discuss approaches to homeschooling, share stories and advice and provide encouragement to each other. Some groups organize field trips.

There are several regional homeschool conventions across the United States. More information about these conventions and registration can be found by clicking on the icon below.

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For Christian Homeschoolers, there is the "Teach Them Diligently Convention". To find out more information and/or to register go to teach them diligently by clicking here.

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