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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.

LOCAL RESOURCES

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

STATE RESOURCES

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

NATIONAL RESOURCES

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