How To Prepare For Homeschooling

Determine The Cost


Making The Decision

Find Out Your State's Requirements

Determine Your Child's Learning Style




Research Homeschooling Methods

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Classical Method

The Montessori Method

Religious Method

Traditional / Structured / School-At-Home Approach

Unit Studies / Integrated Studies / Thematic Unit


Online Distant and Community Learning

The Eclectic Method

Determine The Cost

Curriculum / Learning Materials

Sample Eclectic Curriculum

Shop for Curriculum Materials

Supplies / Equipment / Furniture

Other Resources

 Set Up & Organize

Several factors need to be considered in order to determine the cost of homeschooling.  Homeschooling can be done on a shoestring budget or it can be as expensive as a public or private school education.  It all depends on the materials and resources used. A budget should be established to avoid overspending and buying things that aren't necessary.

Some of the cost considerations include:

In addition to these costs, there will be an added cost of using more electricity and heating during the day, but this may be offset by savings on transportation, school lunches and other school fees. If heavy duty copying and printing is done at a local office supply store, there will be a cost to use their equipment.

The cost of forfeiting the income of the teaching parent, may be offset by working part-time or alternate hours, working from home or starting a family business.

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