Are you new to homeschooling? We can help!
We believe that making the decision to home educate your children is a serious and life-altering one. Much research, consideration, discussion, and prayer should be part of the decision-making process.
As homeschoolers, we have each been the place you are right now. Just as each of us is unique so are our home education journeys. There are so many reasons why and so many ways we home educate our children! We would be happy to email or chat with you about it!
Drop us an email letting us know your name, town, ages/grades of your children, and any specific questions you have.
Email email@example.com to have a Regional Coordinator contact you!
We understand that researching homeschooling online can be very overwhelming. Here are a few resources we found to be helpful.
You may find many of these available through your library's interlibrary loan system for free.
The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
So You're Thinking About Homeschooling by Lisa Whelchel
Homeschooling with a Meek & Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell
Beyond Survival: A Guide to Abudant-Life Homeschooling by Diana Waring
Things We Wish We'd Known Compiled & Edited by Bill & Diana Waring
A - Z Home's Cool Homeschooling
Cathy Duffy Reviews
The Well-Trained Mind Community
National Center for Life & Liberty State of Illinois PDF
Illinois State Board of Education Homeschooling Guidelines
Creating the Perfect Homeschool Schedule by Heather from Upsidedown Homeschooling
Making friends through homeschooling (without worrying about socialization) by Kara on Simple Homeschool
The Old Schoolhouse
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Illinois Christian Home Educators
Conferences & Conventions
Midwest Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, OH
ICHE Annual State Convention in Bourbonnais, IL
Family Covenant Ministries: Conference & Curriculum Fair in St. Louis, MO
Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo
Teach Them Diligently Conference in Nashville, TN