Resources: How do I get started?

By Times Staff
Published June 26, 2005

Find other homeschool parents in your area to help steer you toward local resources. Many parents go online; public libraries often keep information on local groups. Researching homeschool support groups, ask yourself if you're willing to sign a statement of faith. Many religious-based support groups require that of their members. Otherwise, seek out groups that don't make religion the centerpiece of their activities. Help abounds on the Internet.


Homeschoolers of Pinellas: www.homeschoolersofpinellas.com

Pinellas Parent Educators Association: www.ppea-homeschool.com/

L.I.F.E. of Tampa: www.geocities.com/uuterri/LIFE.html

Tampa Area Homeschool Information: www.geocities.com/tampahs

Welcome2Home Support Group (Pasco-Hernando-Polk): hometown.aol.com/llrookey/Welcome2HOME.html

Pasco Christian Homeschool Association: www.pchaeagles.com/

Home's Cool Co-op: homescoolcoop.tripod.com/

Citrus Christian Home Educators Association: www.cchea.com/

Fellowship of Christian Homeschoolers: www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/member/index_public.cfm?memberid=125


Florida Parent Educators Association: www.fpea.com

Learning is for Everyone L.I.F.E. of Florida: www.lifeofflorida.org

Florida Department of Education/Homeschool page: www.firn.edu/doe/choice/home_ed.html

Florida Virtual School: www.flvs.net


Home School Legal Defense Association: www.hslda.org

National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education: www.ncspe.org

National Center for Education Statistics: nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004115

National Home Education Research Institute: www.nheri.org/

National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance: www.naaha.com/

Catholic Homeschool Support: www.catholichomeschool.org