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Step 1: Biblically research God’s plan for training and
The Bible is replete with God’s teaching as
to how children should be educated. Take the time to research
The decision to homeschool must be one that is decided upon by
the husband, with the wife's obedience.
It is imperative to have a family that is in obedience to
God's design for the family.
Step 2: Find a support group or mentor.
Visit our Group listing page and locate a
mentor, CHM chapter or group near you. If one is not available,
we will personally help you find a mentor or local Christian
support group to help you. Our goal is to connect you with
mentors that promote Biblical worldview home education and not
secular government homeschool programs.
E-mail us for
Research homeschooling! Our website
has a variety of DVD videos discussions with experienced
homeschooling families sharing on a variety of topics, such as
Learning Styles, Teaching Science, Homeschooling Preschoolers,
and Homeschooling Teens. There are also many books
available on homeschooling. Here are a few of the ones we
Schooling: The Right Choice, Christopher Klicka
Guide to Homeschooling, Dr. Brian Ray, Ph.D
Schooling Father, Michael P. Farris
Educating With Confidence, Rick & Marilyn Boyer
A Mom Just
Like You, The Home Schooling Mother, Vickie & Jamie
Step 3: Get a copy of your state’s homeschool laws
Every state has a different set of
requirements for home educators. Please consult with the
Home School Legal Defense Association. They provide the most
up-to-date information on laws. To obtain a copy of your state’s
homeschooling law from the Home School Legal Defense
Association’s website, visit
www.hslda.org and click on State Laws. Or,
write or call them to request a copy (HSLDA, P.O. Box 3000,
Purcellville, VA 20134, 540-338-5600).
Step 4: Consider the Freedom to Learn
One of the blessings of providing your
children with a Biblical home education is the freedom to learn
according to yours and your child’s style. Whether you
choose to provide an education experience that is similar to
traditional schooling methods in your home or you allow children to
learn more freely, God will bless your endeavors when you seek
to educate them with Him as the Foundation. A homeschool
environment will allow God to show you and your children their
God-given talents, and they will delight in their educational
experience. Some families choose textbook style learning
or learning through reading. Some years you may try
teaching in one way and change the next. God has given
every family a unique situation, so listen carefully to advice
from other homeschoolers, but be prepared to create your own
teaching style that will maximize your children’s learning, and
Step 5: Choose Curriculum and Resources
It is very important in today’s culture to
refrain from using public school or virtually all or at least
most of the secular curriculum. Even the public schools
simple readers covey a belief, attitude and information that is
contrary to God’s Word. While no curriculum is perfect,
most Christian curriculum and books are written by Christians
and from a Christian worldview so it is imperative to train and
educate your children upon these precepts. God will bless your
endeavors if you are training your children from textbooks that
give glory to Him. God is pleased when His children are
learning about Him and not the ways of the world.
Curriculum can be purchased either at Christian bookstores,
on-line, or through catalogs. Most states have annual homeschool
conventions where you can browse vendors and get a hands-on look
at the products they carry.
Christian Curriculum providers:
- Homeschool Headquarters are departments in
various Christian books stores nationwide that have a selection
of homeschool curriculum Visiting one of the stores is a
wonderful way to look through the curriculum.
A Beka (800-874-BEKA)
www.abeka.org Christian homeschool curriculum.
Alpha Omega/Bridgestone Academy (800-622-3070)
www.aop.com Christian homeschool curriculum.
Bob Jones University Press (800-845-5731)
www.bjup.com Christian homeschool curriculum.
Christian Liberty Academy (847-259-4444)
www.homeschools.org Christian homeschool curriculum
God’s World Book Club
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