How to Begin Homeschooling:
1. PRAY: Seek God's guidance and will for your family. This is a big decision and it needs to proceed under God's direction.
2. STUDY GOD'S WORD: Use Scripture as the foundation for your homeschool. Here are some passages that SECHE parents recommend to instruct and inspire:
I Corinthians 15:33
2 Timothy 1:17
Isaiah 28: 9-10
3. READ SOME GOOD BOOKS ABOUT HOME EDUCATION: Suggestions:
Upgrade: The Ten Secrets of the Best Education for Your Child by Kevin Swanson
First Year of Homeschooling Your Child by Linda Dobson
Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling by Mary Pride
The Right Choice by Christopher Klicka
The Heart of Homeschooling by Christopher Klicka
The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell
How to Homeschool by Gayle Graham
4. ATTEND A CONFERENCE: We have an excellent annual spring conference in Sioux Falls, called The Prairie States Christian Home Educators' Conference and post the details on our website as they become available. There are also good conferences in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and Nebraska. Conferences are an amazing way to get ideas, curriculum, encouragement, and fellowship. They are valuable for new homeschoolers and veterans alike. We strongly recommend them to all our membership.