Crossroads Area Home School Association
Getting Started
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No one wakes up one morning and says, "I think I'll homeschool my kids." Deciding to home educate usually begins with quite a bit of research. We get a variety of questions which range from starting preschool to removing students from public high school. Although specific answers depend upon each family's unique situation, general information is readily available.

We've provided some links to pages we found helpful as we began our homeschooling journey. Many more exist, but we hope these will answer some of those general questions. Beware you do not become overwhelmed with all the information. You CAN do it!

What is homeschooling?
Is this for me?
Tips for New Homeschoolers
What are the Illinois laws?
What is required?
Withdrawing from public school
What does homeschooling look like?
Teaching methods for homeschoolers
What's my child's learning style?
What kinds of curriculum are available?
Who can I ask about curriculum?
Can I homeschool a child with special needs?
Resources for homeschooling a child with special needs
What should a preschooler do?
How do I homeschool high school?
Can my kids go to college?
What about socialization?

Some of the websites our members have found to be very helpful are as follows: