Questions to Think About
What are your motives/reasons for home educating?
What goals do you have for your home-educated child and yourself as parent-teacher (this particular "school year" and the future)?
What is your educational philosophy (possible help may come from Raymond & Dorothy Moore's or Greg Harris' writings)?
Commit this decision to the Lord and spend time in prayer.
Curriculum: the amount can vary considerably depending on child/family needs, from very minimal ($50 or less) to hundreds of dollars.
Legal coverage: Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is highly recommended. Annual membership: $ 100.00. A 15% discount is offered for CHESCA members - contact a nurture group leader for details.
Field trips & classes: varies depending on how many free and paying activities are included.
Classroom materials: can be basic and gradually added as time and money permit (educational games can be included here).
Books & workshops: state convention, informational meetings, conferences, etc., to enhance home-school experience.