Local & State Groups
Support groups offer a way for those interested in homeschooling or new to home education to get information and support. They also offer opportunities for social activities, group learning, and networking. Find a support group near you in California.
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Not Back to School Camp

Not Back to School Camp is a non-denominational, non-religious homeschool camp. The camp offers workshops, spontaneous events, and special evening gatherings, bringing together campers who are excited about life and willing to be themselves and to reach out and connect with the others. 

Local & State Support Groups
San Diego Home Education
San Diego Home Education is a supportive group intended to allow homeschoolers to connect with other home educating families. Offers information on resources available to home educators in the San Diego area, ideas and activities, and find encouragement.
Family Homeschool Adventures
Family Homeschool Adventures is an inclusive activity group for Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. They are an active group with weekly park days and monthly field trips. We meet every week, weather permitting, at a park in Lompoc.
Tehachapi Homeschoolers
Tehachapi Homeschoolers is a support group for homeschooling families in the Tehachapi and surrounding areas. Offers park days, field trips, and other activities.
Western Region Unschoolers
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.
West Orange County Homeschool Group
West Orange County Homeschooling Group is an inclusive, member directed support group of home schooling families, located in Southern California. The majority of members reside in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and surrounding cities.
All Ways Learning-Inland Empire
All Ways Learning-Inland Empire is an inclusive park day/support group open to all families who are currently homeschooling or who are considering this educational option. Weekly park days are held in Redlands, CA. Families currently participating live in Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa and other surrounding San Bernardino & Riverside County cities.
Tri-City Homeschoolers
Tri-City Homeschoolers (TCH) is an informal community of homeschooling families in the Fremont-Union City-Newark area. They are an inclusive, secular group, and they welcome all homeschoolers regardless of race, religious orientation, or homeschooling program. The group offers weekly park days, an annual Talent Show, an annual Games Day, and general support and friendship.
West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles
Support group for West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles, California, a secular group of homeschooling families.
Homeschooling in Orange County
Provides information and support to home educating families in Orange County.
California Homeschoolers of Color
This is the email list for California Homeschoolers of Color. This list is open to all CA families of color who are currently homeschooling or considering this option.
Unschool San Diego
Unschool San Diego is designed to facilitate connections between unschooling families in the Greater San Diego area and surrounding communities. It exists to provide a place where local unschoolers can meet and get to know one another, arrange get-togethers and have a local unschooling support group.
Solano Homeschools
Solano Homeschools is an all inclusive, secular homeschool group serving as support for homeschooling families in Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, and Dixon.
Colorado River Homeschoolers
Colorado River Homeschoolers an inclusive homeschool group, open to all homeschoolers, regardless of style of homeschooling or religion. Located in the Bullhead City/Fort Mohave, AZ, Laughlin, NV, and Needles, CA area.
Welcome Homeschoolers
Welcome Homeschoolers is a support group for homeschooling families from Redwood City to San Francisco. Their purpose is to offer support, information and encouragement to homeschoolers and those interested in homeschooling.
Ventura Homeschool
Ventura Homeschool is a support resource for homeschoolers in and around Ventura, California. This is an inclusive homeschooling group that welcomes all styles of homeschooling.
Homespun Learning
Homespun Learning is a no-cost secular cooperative group open to active homeschooling families living in or near Yolo County, California, including the cities of Davis, Dixon, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland and towns in the Capay Valley. Citizens of this co-op community both organize and participate in a range of activities open to all members based on interest and ability.
All Ways Learning-Discuss
All Ways Learning is an inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Silicon Valley. This is the email discussion group for the group.
California Unschoolers
This group is for families in California that are homeschooling their children in an unschooling fashion.
California Homeschool Network (CHN)
California Homeschool Network is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the fundamental right of parents to educate their children.
San Francisco Homeschoolers
Inclusive support group for homeschoolers in the San Francisco area. Offers classes, activities, park days, nature hikes, Brownie Girl Scouts troop, Boy Scouts, crafts, and more.
Kings County Home School Group
The Kings County Home School Group is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the Kings County area of California. Offers support, friendship, activity planning, and more.
Culver City Homeschoolers
Culver City Homeschoolers is a playgroup that gets together that lives in the Culver City/West LA area.
Classical Homeschoolers of the Silicon Valley
Classical Homeschoolers of the Silicon Valley is an all-inclusive support group for those following the classical homeschooling education model of "The Well Trained Mind" (Jessie Wise and Susan Bauer) or similar methods (e.g. Hirsch, Bennett, Mason).
San Francisco Bay Unschooling Network
This is an online support group for homeschooling with an unschooling approach in the San Francisco Bay area.
Tri-Valley Explorers Homeschooling Group (TVE)
Tri-Valley Explorers is an all-inclusive homeschooling support group in the Tri-Valley Area of Northern California, welcoming homeschoolers from Livermore to Concord and beyond.
Sierra Homeschool Network
A homeschool support group open to all families in Nevada, Placer and Yuba Counties of California. The group offers support, and activities to families who are homeschooling or just considering homeschooling.
South Orange County Home Schooling Group
South Orange County Home Schooling Group is an inclusive and eclectic multi-age and multi-leveled educational based support group for families in South Orange County. Members include families just checking out homeschooling, new homeschoolers, and those who have homeschooled for years. The group sponsors a weekly park day, member hosted field trips, and member hosted special events/activities (i.e. book clubs, Discovery Days, science fairs, MNOs).
Homegrown Kids
Homegrown Kids is an inclusive group of homeschooling families in the East Bay. They meet weekly for park days and organize field trips, classes, potlucks, and other events according to members' interests and schedules.
HomeSchool Association of California
The HomeSchool Association of California supports and promotes the entire spectrum of homeschooling. They provide information, monitor and influence legislation, offer networking opportunities for homeschooling families, and more.
Desert Home Educators Association (DHEA)
Desert Home Educators Association (DHEA) is a homeschooling support group at Edwards Air Force Base. The Desert Home Educators Association (DHEA) began when two military families (USMC and USAF), new to Edwards Air Force Base, discovered there was a need for an official home educator’s group aboard the base. Although there were groups in the surrounding areas, there were none dedicated exclusively to military members, DOD affiliates, and their families. With the assistance of Edwards AFB Service’s Squadron, they were able to create a charter and gain base approval for the group to function on base as a non-profit organization under AFI 34-223. They are the first ever sanctioned home educators group at Edwards. The mission of the DHEA is to provide support, encouragement, information, and organized group activities for all member home-educating families.
Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group
Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group serves all residents of the Antelope Valley and surrounding communities who are interested in an inclusive homeschool support group. Offers park days, field trips, craft days, various classes, book swaps, pot lucks, and many other activities.
Del Rey Home Educators
Del Rey Home Educators is a group of home school families enrolled in the private ISP Del Rey, located in San Diego/El Cajon, California.
Bayshore Homeschoolers
Bayshore Homeschoolers is a support group open to all homeschoolers (or those interested), regardless of faith, ethnicity, lifestyle and/or philosophy of education. The homeschoolers involved in this group follow various paths from families who file the R-4 to those enrolled in public programs and other private ISPs. This homeschool group serves families in Long Beach and West Orange County.
Riverside Area Home Learners (RAHL)
RAHL offers friendly, homeschooling support to all families, whether they are just beginning their home-schooling journey or have been traveling the road for years. They have park days, field trips, and other activities.
Mind Explorers
Mind Explorers is an eclectic, non-sectarian homeschool support group of Napa Valley. Offers ideas, activities, and homeschooling discussions.
Santa Monica West LA Child Led Learners
Unschooling support group serving families in the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles area.
Truckee Tahoe Homeschoolers
Truckee Tahoe Homeschoolers is an inclusive group for homeschoolers and those considering homeschooling in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe region.
Bay Area Homelearners Support Group
Bay Area Homelearners Support Group offers support, park days, activities, classes, field trips, and more.
San Diego Jewish Homeschoolers
The San Diego Jewish Homeschoolers Group in sunny California provides a strong growing network of homeschooling support and resources for Jewish homeschoolers in or around the San Diego area. They welcome all levels of Jewish observance and all levels of teaching philosophy (structured, relaxed, classical, etc.).
High Desert Homeschoolers
High Desert Homeschoolers is a group of Victor Valley, California, parents who have chosen to educate their children outside of the traditional classroom. Offers support and homeschooling ideas, as well as fun opportunities, both structured and informal, in a safe supervised setting.
San Diego Wonderschool
San Diego Wonderschool is a holistic education co-operative organized by families practicing attachment parenting styles and other forms of natural parenting and natural living.
Home4Kids
Home4Kids is an inclusive group of homeschoolers from the West San Gabriel Valley (California) and its surrounding area. Offers park days, field trips, outings, and more.
East County (San Diego) Home School
Support group for East County (San Diego, El Cajon, Lakeside, La Mesa, Spring Valley) homeschooling families.
Freedom Valley Home Learners
Freedom Valley Home Learners is an all-inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Temecula Valley area. The purpose of the group is to provide information and support to homeschooling families in the Temecula Valley area. Offers regular parkdays throughout the valley and fieldtrips throughout Southern California. Most of the members of this group reside in Southwest Riverside County (Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Menifee, South Corona, and Temecula and outlying areas).
Ventura County Homeschoolers
Ventura County Home Learners is a support group for homeschoolers in Ventura County. Offers activities and ideas, resources, and information for current, former, and prospective Ventura County (Southern California) homeschoolers, unschoolers, and independent study learners and their families.
Marin Homeschool Families
A support group for families in Marin County, California who are homeschooling their kids.
Hemet Christian Homeschool Group and Co-Op
This is a Christian homeschool support group and co-op offering monthly field trips, weekly park days, bible studies, family potlucks, moms night out & co-op classes at a local church. Each HCHG co-op term is 14 weeks long. Members decide their level of involvement. You may enjoy all the social aspect such as field trips, park days, group parties, moms nights, family BBQ's and/or participate in our co-op, by teaching or volunteering in a class once a week.
Local & State Online Groups
Solano Homeschools
Solano Homeschools is a secular group for Solano County homeschoolers to meet each other, plan educational field trips, exchange information, and chat. Member include those actively homeschooling in the Dixon-Vacaville-Fairfield area.
Fresno Homeschoolers
This list is an opportunity for Fresno area homeschoolers to meet, share experiences, advice, and the day-to-day challenges of homeschooling.
South Bay Free Scholars
The South Bay Free Scholars homeschooling group meets weekly in the San Jose, CA area. This email list facilitates discussions for the group.
CA-Homeschooling-HSC
An all-inclusive online community discussing all issues of homeschooling. This community is sponsored by the HomeSchool Association of California, HSC, an inclusive, non-profit group. Offers lively discussions, sharing of ideas, and HSC's news about fun get-togethers that you and your family can attend together: group camp-outs, and other events like the widely acclaimed California Home=Education Conference, as well as support groups and activities in your area.
Humboldt Unschoolers
Share your homeschooling journey. Unschooling is a life-long learning adventure. Unschoolers learn from everything, so feel free to talk about anything and everything. Come share your stories, ask questions, philosophize. Find out what's going on in Humboldt County, and/or make things happen.
South Orange County Homeschool Info List (SOCHS-INFO)
This list is for families interested in obtaining more information about South Orange County Homeschooling Support Group (SOCHS). This home school group serves communities that are south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego located in Southern California. The majority of our members are from San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Huntington Beach Newport Beach.
CaliforniaHS-Announcements
CHN's announcement list is for California homeschoolers who want to receive homeschooling announcements, alerts, and other important homeschooling information, without discussion, debate, or chatting.
Home Schooling at Beale Air Force Base
The purpose of this group is to provide a venue for assistance and information concerning home schooling at Beale AFB. It is open to all who wish to participate, whether a member of a local charter school, independent study program, private school (R4) filer, or those who may just be curious about home schooling in general.
All Ways Learning-Announce
All Ways Learning is an inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Silicon Valley. This is the email announcement list for the group.
Bay Area Home Learners (BAHL)
This list is for the families with homeschooled school-aged kids of all ages and who attend the Bay Area Homelearners high schoolers park day/support group activities in Santa Clara County, California. This is a Sunnvyale-based group.
So Cal Homeschool Teen Connection
This is the Southern California Homeschool Teen Connection Announcement board. This group is strictly for promoting Teen Only activities around southern California and connecting teen homeschoolers to groups in their locality.
YoHoAnnounce
This list is for the posting of announcements and discussion of interest to homeschooling families living in or near Yolo county, including Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento. Discussion topics include field trips, classes, and community events, as well as any questions about homeschooling in this region.
CAVA K12 - LA County
All members of this group live in or near Los Angeles County, have children who are enrolled in CAVA (California Virtual Academy) or use K12 curriculum on their own, or are interested in the programs.
Bay Shore Homeschoolers
This list is for those who are homeschooling or interested in homeschooling in Long Beach, CA. BayShore Homeschoolers is a support group open to all homeschoolers (or those interested in homeschooling), regardless of faith, ethnicity, lifestyle and/or philosophy of education. The homeschoolers involved in this group follow various paths from families who file the R-4 to those enrolled in public programs and other private ISPs.
CaliforniaHS
Email support group sponsored by California Homeschool Network (CHN), a non-profit statewide organization.
California Homeschool Network Legal Rights Committee
California Homeschool Network's volunteer legal committee doesn't give legal advice, but they can share information about the experiences of other homeschoolers who have asked those same questions, and they can help you understand current homeschool laws and regulations. The CHN Legal Defense Fund was established in 2000 to benefit families who do not qualify, for any reason, for assistance from one of the other legal services organizations.
Homefires Calendar
Get the latest updates on field trips, co-op classes, museum days, park days, educational events, etc., for homeschoolers in California and beyond, with special focus on the San Francisco Bay Area.
Fresno and Madera Homeschoolers
Fresno and Madera (FAM) Homeschoolers is a group of homeschooling families from Fresno and Madera counties in Central California. Offers support to local homeschoolers, and provides group activities and discussion. The group is open to all homeschoolers, regardless of method or other affiliations.
Washington State Homeschool Testing
Discuss testing with other members and with a 25-year homeschool veteran mom who has become a certificated Washington state teacher & administrator, and registered counselor.
Home Learner-Whittier Home Schooling
Home Learner is a homeschool group offering information most pertinent to Whittier homeschooling with some Los Angeles and Orange County information, occasional articles, unit studies and topical links. Homeschoolers in the group come from Whittier, La Habra, Brea, La Mirada, Hacienda Heights, Fullerton, and occasionally farther.
Mountain and Desert Homeschoolers in Southern California
Mountain and Desert Homeschoolers in Southern California is a support group for families living in the mountain and desert areas of Southern California, including Big Bear, Arrowhead, Crestline, Hysperia, Victorville, and the surrounding areas.
San Diego Waldorf at Home
San Diego Waldorf group is designed to bring others together in the area of San Diego County who are inspired by the methods of Waldorf education and are bringing their education home (homeschooling) or thinking about it.
Modesto Area Homeschooling
This email loop is for Modesto area homeschoolers. Includes information about homeschool events, field trips, co-ops, park days or anything else going on in the area that would be of interest to the homeschooling community.
Unschool LA
Unschool LA is a group of Greater Los Angeles-area parents, children, teens and extended family/friends who identify as unschoolers (or their supporters).
CaliforniaHS-Calendar
CHN's Statewide Calendar of Events gives the latest on activities, field trips, & classes for all California homeschoolers. Sponsored by California Homeschool Network, a non-profit organization for all who are interested in homeschooling in CA. Use the list to learn about field trips, cooperative classes, and homeschooling events taking place in your community and throughout California. Information about homeschool days at museums, and theme parks, etc., is welcome. Support groups are encouraged to post information about events they sponsor that are open to the general homeschool community, including park days and their annual regional curriculum sales.
San Francisco Gifted Kids
San Francisco Gifted Kids is an email resource group for parents of gifted children in San Francisco to share tips, events, inspiration, and support, to ask and answer questions, and link to other relevant resources.
Learning Circle Cooperative Homeschool Support
The Learning Circle Homeschool Support Group is an inclusive group partially sponsored by Trinity Lutheran ISP. Homeschool families of varying religious or educational philosophies are members. Serves all homeschool families in San Benito County and adjoining counties.
Butte County Unschoolers and Eclectics
This email group is for unschoolers and eclectic homeschoolers in Butte County.
Heritage Valley Homeschoolers
Heritage Valley Homeschoolers is a support/social group for homeschoolers in the Upper Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Piru areas of Ventura County.
San Diego County 4-H Homeschool Group
San Diego County 4-H Homeschool Group is a group of homeschoolers who have a interest in 4-H. This list discusses the group's activites, meeting schedules, leader info, current projects, etc.
Home-Schooling the Only Child
Homeschooling an only child can be quite challenging at times. This group is open to anyone for support, enrouragement and ideas for those who choose the home-schooling road for you and your child. Although they are based in NC, anyone can join for support. They have a database that you can access to see who is in your state to get together with.
Temecula Home Education
Email support group for homeschoolers living in or near the Temecula Valley area of California.
Homeschooler Connection
Homeschooler Connection is a support group for homeschooler in Humboldt County. Offers support, ideas, friendship, information, and more.
Home Smart Families
The HomeSmartFamilies e-group offers information and discussions of homeschooling related issues. Serves the Northern California area.
Homeschoolers of La Mirada
Homeschoolers of La Mirada is an inclusive support group for families in the La Mirada area.
Homeschool Shakespeare Company
The School of Choice in San Jose offers an opportunity for homeschooled students to participate in a dramatic production. Provides ongoing information to participants in these dramatic productions.
San Francisco Bay Area Homeschooling
San Francisco Bay Area Homeschooling support group offers information, resources, and support. This list is sponsored by Homefires, "The Journal of Homeschooling Online" and is dedicated to networking information in an all-inclusive, neutral forum that is respectful of all beliefs and philosophies.
CA-ChristianHmschool
This California Christian homeschooling list is available for homeschoolers throughout the state to share their homeschool activities, prayer requests, advice, concerns, discussions, encouragement, experiences, ideas, information, links, resources, suggestions, support, etc.
Liberty Christian Academy-Ventura County
Liberty Christian Academy is a non-profit, non-accredited, conservative, Bible-based, private school utilizing the Independent Study Program option, as per the California Eductional Code.
High Desert Homeschoolers (HDH)
High Desert Homeschoolers (HDH) is a support group for families in the Victor Valley / Victorville area of Southern California.
OC Homeschool Events
This is an announcements only (low volume) for events and activities that may be of interest to homeschooling families in and around the Orange County, California area.
Central Sierra Homeschoolers
Central Sierra Homeschoolers is an informational and support group for home schooling families in the south end of the Mother Lode region in California (centering around Mariposa and Oakhurst) and in the surrounding areas.
Riverside Catholic Homelearners (RCH)
Support group for Catholic homeschoolers in the Riverside, California, area.
Homeschooling in Santa Clarita Valley
Email group based in the Santa Clarita Valley, California. Offers support, local information, field trips, park days, and more.
North Valley Academy
North Valley Academy is a group of families of North Valley Church in Antelope, CA.
Homeschool Fun for Silicon Valley Teens
This support group, inclusive and non-profit, fosters a rich social life amongst homeschool and small school students by organizing sports leagues, dances, games, Karaoke, bowling, pizza or movie nights. Teens take responsibility to pick the events, decide upon the participants, set rules and select volunteers on this site, even to set up and clean up. Parents of teens then supervise and advise to make this group beneficial to all.
Northern California Special Needs Homeschooling
This is a place for parents of special needs children living in Northern California to talk about their adventures in homeschooling.
San Joaquin Homeschoolers
San Joaquin Homeschoolers is a place to keep in touch with other homeschoolers in the Greater Stockton area
South Solano Homeschoolers
South Solano Homeschoolers is a group of Benicia-Vallejo homeschoolers who meet to plan educational field trips, exchange information, and chat. This is a secular group.
Homeschooling Children With Love
This group was formed to post events and share information or ideas that may be useful to families that homeschool or are considering homeschooling in Placer and surrounding counties.
Foothills Unschooling Network
Foothills Unschooling Network is a support group for families in Placer County, CA, and neighboring counties.
San Francisco Homeschoolers
San Francisco Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of homeschooling families in San Francisco that meets weekly park days and other events.
San Diego Home Education
San Diego Home Education is a supportive group intended to allow homeschoolers to connect with other home educating families. Offers information on resources available to home educators in the San Diego area, ideas and activities, and find encouragement.
Family Homeschool Adventures
Family Homeschool Adventures is an inclusive activity group for Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. They are an active group with weekly park days and monthly field trips. We meet every week, weather permitting, at a park in Lompoc.
Tehachapi Homeschoolers
Tehachapi Homeschoolers is a support group for homeschooling families in the Tehachapi and surrounding areas. Offers park days, field trips, and other activities.
Western Region Unschoolers
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.
West Orange County Homeschool Group
West Orange County Homeschooling Group is an inclusive, member directed support group of home schooling families, located in Southern California. The majority of members reside in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and surrounding cities.
All Ways Learning-Inland Empire
All Ways Learning-Inland Empire is an inclusive park day/support group open to all families who are currently homeschooling or who are considering this educational option. Weekly park days are held in Redlands, CA. Families currently participating live in Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa and other surrounding San Bernardino & Riverside County cities.
Tri-City Homeschoolers
Tri-City Homeschoolers (TCH) is an informal community of homeschooling families in the Fremont-Union City-Newark area. They are an inclusive, secular group, and they welcome all homeschoolers regardless of race, religious orientation, or homeschooling program. The group offers weekly park days, an annual Talent Show, an annual Games Day, and general support and friendship.
West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles
Support group for West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles, California, a secular group of homeschooling families.
California Homeschoolers of Color
This is the email list for California Homeschoolers of Color. This list is open to all CA families of color who are currently homeschooling or considering this option.
Unschool San Diego
Unschool San Diego is designed to facilitate connections between unschooling families in the Greater San Diego area and surrounding communities. It exists to provide a place where local unschoolers can meet and get to know one another, arrange get-togethers and have a local unschooling support group.
Colorado River Homeschoolers
Colorado River Homeschoolers an inclusive homeschool group, open to all homeschoolers, regardless of style of homeschooling or religion. Located in the Bullhead City/Fort Mohave, AZ, Laughlin, NV, and Needles, CA area.
Homespun Learning
Homespun Learning is a no-cost secular cooperative group open to active homeschooling families living in or near Yolo County, California, including the cities of Davis, Dixon, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland and towns in the Capay Valley. Citizens of this co-op community both organize and participate in a range of activities open to all members based on interest and ability.
All Ways Learning-Discuss
All Ways Learning is an inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Silicon Valley. This is the email discussion group for the group.
California Unschoolers
This group is for families in California that are homeschooling their children in an unschooling fashion.
Kings County Home School Group
The Kings County Home School Group is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the Kings County area of California. Offers support, friendship, activity planning, and more.
Culver City Homeschoolers
Culver City Homeschoolers is a playgroup that gets together that lives in the Culver City/West LA area.
Classical Homeschoolers of the Silicon Valley
Classical Homeschoolers of the Silicon Valley is an all-inclusive support group for those following the classical homeschooling education model of "The Well Trained Mind" (Jessie Wise and Susan Bauer) or similar methods (e.g. Hirsch, Bennett, Mason).
Tri-Valley Explorers Homeschooling Group (TVE)
Tri-Valley Explorers is an all-inclusive homeschooling support group in the Tri-Valley Area of Northern California, welcoming homeschoolers from Livermore to Concord and beyond.
Sierra Homeschool Network
A homeschool support group open to all families in Nevada, Placer and Yuba Counties of California. The group offers support, and activities to families who are homeschooling or just considering homeschooling.
South Orange County Home Schooling Group
South Orange County Home Schooling Group is an inclusive and eclectic multi-age and multi-leveled educational based support group for families in South Orange County. Members include families just checking out homeschooling, new homeschoolers, and those who have homeschooled for years. The group sponsors a weekly park day, member hosted field trips, and member hosted special events/activities (i.e. book clubs, Discovery Days, science fairs, MNOs).
Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group
Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group serves all residents of the Antelope Valley and surrounding communities who are interested in an inclusive homeschool support group. Offers park days, field trips, craft days, various classes, book swaps, pot lucks, and many other activities.
Del Rey Home Educators
Del Rey Home Educators is a group of home school families enrolled in the private ISP Del Rey, located in San Diego/El Cajon, California.
Mind Explorers
Mind Explorers is an eclectic, non-sectarian homeschool support group of Napa Valley. Offers ideas, activities, and homeschooling discussions.
Santa Monica West LA Child Led Learners
Unschooling support group serving families in the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles area.
Truckee Tahoe Homeschoolers
Truckee Tahoe Homeschoolers is an inclusive group for homeschoolers and those considering homeschooling in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe region.
San Diego Jewish Homeschoolers
The San Diego Jewish Homeschoolers Group in sunny California provides a strong growing network of homeschooling support and resources for Jewish homeschoolers in or around the San Diego area. They welcome all levels of Jewish observance and all levels of teaching philosophy (structured, relaxed, classical, etc.).
San Diego Wonderschool
San Diego Wonderschool is a holistic education co-operative organized by families practicing attachment parenting styles and other forms of natural parenting and natural living.
Home4Kids
Home4Kids is an inclusive group of homeschoolers from the West San Gabriel Valley (California) and its surrounding area. Offers park days, field trips, outings, and more.
East County (San Diego) Home School
Support group for East County (San Diego, El Cajon, Lakeside, La Mesa, Spring Valley) homeschooling families.
Freedom Valley Home Learners
Freedom Valley Home Learners is an all-inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Temecula Valley area. The purpose of the group is to provide information and support to homeschooling families in the Temecula Valley area. Offers regular parkdays throughout the valley and fieldtrips throughout Southern California. Most of the members of this group reside in Southwest Riverside County (Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Menifee, South Corona, and Temecula and outlying areas).
Ventura County Homeschoolers
Ventura County Home Learners is a support group for homeschoolers in Ventura County. Offers activities and ideas, resources, and information for current, former, and prospective Ventura County (Southern California) homeschoolers, unschoolers, and independent study learners and their families.
Marin Homeschool Families
A support group for families in Marin County, California who are homeschooling their kids.
National Forums
Single Parent Homeschoolers Forum at vegsource.com
This is a message forum at vegsource.com especially for single parents who are home educating their children.
Single Christian Homeschool Parent Message Board
Single Christian Homeschool Parent Message Board offers discussion with other parents, widowed, divorced, or legally separated, who are homeschooling solo.
Homeschool Christian Solo Homeschooling Parents Message Board
This message board is designed for single homeschooling parents to support each other and get ideas and information on homeschooling as a solo parent.
Charlotte Mason Forum at vegsource.com
Discuss Charlotte Mason's ideas and find new way to implement those ideas at the forum sponsored by vegsource.com.
Military Homeschoolers Forum at vegsource.com
Connect with other military homeschooling families at this vegsource.com message board.
Unschooling Forum at vegsource.com
Unschoolers meet to talk and share ideas at this vegsource.com message board.
Black Homeschoolers' Network
Black Homeschoolers' Network is intended to facilitate a network among African American homeschoolers across the country. Here you will also find a message board for general communication as well as an email pal listing for homeschooled kids.
National Online Groups
Christian Classical Charlotte Mason
This is a loop for Christians who are combining classical education methods with Charlotte Mason ideas in their homeschools.
AmblesideOnline
Ambleside Online is an email support group for families using the Ambleside Online Curriculum, which is based on the philosophies of Charlotte Mason.
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum Families
This list is for families using the classical approach to education as outlined in Laura Berquist's book Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum (DYOCC).
Blind Alternative Parenting
This group is primarily for blind parents who are interested in alternative parenting styles and issues. This includes atachment parenting, family bed, baby-wearing, gentle disipline, loving guidance, breastfeeding, healthy eating and living, health prevention, nonviolence, nonspanking, unschooling or homeschooling, spirituality, and more.
African-American Single Parent Homeschoolers
African-American Single Parent Homeschoolers is a discussion group designed to lend support and resources to parents who are home schooling alone.
HomeSchooling Singletons
Homeschooling families with singletons have issues that are very unique. Join in to offer support and encouragement to other single child homeschooling families.
Unschooling.com Email List
This discussion list is the companion communications forum for the Unschooling.com website.
Always Learning
Discussion for homeschooling fans of John Holt, whose books Learning All the Time, Never Too Late, and Teach your Own have made unschooling an option for thousands of families.
Secret Society of Unschooling Dads (SSUD)
This group is for Unschooling Dads, Granddads, and Dads-to-be who have attended one of the past 3 Live and Learn Conferences OR who have spouses who attended one of these conferences. Other unschooling fathers (et al.) can also join the group through invitation. Our intention is to keep a running dialog and passion for unschooling our children between conferences.
African American Homeschooler
This is a Yahoo group email list for African American parent(s) who homeschool their children.
EclecticHS
This email list is an adjunct of the Eclectic Homeschool Online. Discusses information and resources helpful to eclectic homeschoolers.
CM4earlyyears
Email list designed to discuss the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling for children, ages birth through 6 years. While this list is not primarily religious in nature, there are often discussions of Christian topics.
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Explode The Code provides a sequential, systematic approach to phonics in which students blend sounds to build vocabulary and read words, phrases, sentences, and stories. Frequent review of previously learned concepts helps increase retention. Each workbook in this series contains exercises that incorporate reading, writing, matching and copying. The consistent format of the books helps facilitate independent work. This series includes primers—Get Ready for The Code, Get Set for The Code, and Go...