Thinking of homeschooling?
Homeschooling in the US has been increasing steadily over the last decade, and has almost doubled since Covid-19. The number one reason parents choose to homeschool is no longer due to religious instruction but due to concerns about the school environment. Homeschooling can be something you utilize temporarily during the pandemic or you may be thinking (like many parents) that you will continue homeschooling. If you are a resident of NYS there is paperwork that must be filled out, but it is not difficult. A homeschool consultant can walk you through the steps. Parents do not need a high school diploma or college degree to homeschool in NYS. You can have a friend, family member, child care provider or tutor provide the homeschooling. There are many tutors, teachers and caregivers with degrees in education looking for private homeschooling jobs. There are numerous online K-12 educational programs that are self-paced for your child, as well as online programs that provide instruction in real time by educators based on their particular school schedule. You can also find a variety of books, DVD’s and software on the Internet (both secular and religious). You can organize your child’s schedule however you want, you do not have to adhere to a traditional school schedule. Not sure what curriculum to use for your child? A homeschool consultant can help you decide on a curriculum that works for their individual learning style. If your child is advanced or if they have special needs, homeschooling can work for them as well, as long as you can hire someone who has the knowledge to work with your child. You can pull your child out at any time of the year for homeschooling. Let a homeschool consultant help you get started on your journey.