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Curriculum Resources

There is a vast amount of teaching resources out there! To help guide you in selecting what is best for your family at this time, we encourage you to read the section of The Guide to Homeschooling in Florida entitled "Homeschooling Options, Approaches, and Resources."  We suggest that you learn about different approaches to home education, research different curriculum resources, ask current homeschoolers about their curriculum choices, and then, after considering your child’s learning styles, choose an approach and/or curriculum. Be willing to adapt and/or change as you learn what works for you and your child. We suggest some resources below to start you in this process that you can find here in our local libraries. 

Educational Resources

The Simplicity of Homeschooling: by Vicky Goodchild. Excellent orientation to homeschooling, including discussion of the home education law in Florida, your legal responsibilities, evaluation options, different philosophies, resource lists, sample forms. Main Library 371.042 GOO.

Gaining Confidence to Teach, by Debbie Strayer. 42 confidence builders to encourage Christian Homeschoolers. Main and North Libraries 371.042 STR

The Relaxed Home School by Mary Hood. Helps the reader decide on goals with an emphasis on a non-stressful approach without sacrificing those goals. Main and North Libraries 371.042 HOO

And What About College? How Homeschooling Leads to Admission to the Best Colleges and Universities, by Cafi, Cohen. Main and North Libraries 371.042 COH

The Beginner’s guide to Homeschooling, by Patrick Farenga. North Library 371.042 FAR

Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense, by David Guterson. Main and North Libraries 371.042 GUT

Home Schooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-Packed Guide, by Melissa L. Morgan. Main Library 371.042 MOR

Christian Home Educator’s Curriculum Manual: Elementary grades, by Cathy Duffy. Main and North Library 371.042 Duf

Christian Home Educator’s Curriculum Manual: Junior and Senior High, by Cathy Duffy. Main and North Library 371.042 Duf

Public Library Resources

Mueller Campus
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966
(772)569-0333

IRC Public Library Main Library
1600 21st St Vero Beach
772-770-5060

IRC Public Library North County
1001 CR 512
Sebastian FL
772-589-1335
The Knowledge Exchange
5151 Babcock St.
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321) 473-8998
Lifetime Books & Gifts
863-676-6311


Book Center of Vero Beach
772-569-2050
2145 Indian River Blvd.
Vero Beach, FL

Kings Baptist Church Library
3235 58th Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32966
(772) 567-5850
Get Smart
561-691-0091
4366 Northlake Blvd
Palm Beach Garden, FL


Online Resources