Resources

Helpful Local Links (museums and classes)

MUSEUMS & CLASSES

Ardenwood Historic Farm

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Coyote Point Museum

De Anza’s Minolta Planetarium
Easy to find just off 280/85 in Cupertino. Saturday evenings are Family Astronomy Evenings with grade level recommendations. Families can learn about the solar system, constellations, the lifecycle of a star, etc.

Deer Hollow Farm (Rancho San Antonio Park in Mountain View)
A 20 minute walk through the park to get there, the small Deer Hollow Farm has cows, chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs and a garden. They do tours for schools, offer summer classes & internships and have a nice, large picnic table area under an old barn roof. Free entry.

Filoli Center

Gamble Garden

Hiller Aviation Museum

The Intel Museum

The Museum of American Heritage

Rock-It Science

Synergia Learning Ventures

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Riekes Center

San Francisco Movement Studio
http://www.sfmovement.com
Waldorf movement classes, assessments and workshops for children and parents.

OTHER LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS

San Francisco Homeschoolers

PARKS & RECREATION

City of Burlingame Parks & Rec Department

Redwood City Parks & Rec Department

San Bruno Parks & Rec Department

Helpful Homeschooling Websites

National Home Education Network
www.nhen.org
Many articles like: thinking about homeschooling, getting started, learning about learning, homeschooling methods, question of socialization, support groups, homeschool conferences, legal issues and more.

Homeschool.com: Your Virtual Homeschool
www.homeschool.com
Getting Started, FAQs, New to Homeschooling, Newsletter, Support Groups, Resource Guide, Past Articles, Book store and more

California Homeschool Network
www.californiahomeschool.net
View a mission statement, a calendar, and a survey of educational decisions. Provides legal updates, local contacts, FAQs, and a teen page.

Homeschool Association of California
www.hsc.org
Represents and assists families who've chosen the homeschooling option and lobbies for education laws that will support their efforts.

Homefires
homefires.com
Redwood City homeschooling Mom, Diane Flynn Keith designed this site as The Journal of Homeschooling Online. Includes Facts about Homeschooling, Support for Homeschoolers, Fresh, New Curriculum Ideas, Workshops, Parents: A Child’s First Teacher and more.

Ann Zeise’s A to Z Home’s Cool
www.gomilpitas.com/homeschooling
Homeschooling parent presents information about getting started, lessons, legal issues, study materials, and religious and cultural concerns.

Jon’s Homeschool Resource Page
www.midnightbeach.com/hs/
Find laws, contacts, and programs by state or country, and Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, and Christian resources for homeschooling..

Home Education Magazine
www.homeedmag.com
On this site you will find free online newsletters, discussion boards, a networking list, and selections from the magazine, including articles, interviews, columnists, resources, reviews and more!

The Homeschool Mom
www.thehomeschoolmom.com
Freebies for homeschoolers, basics, teacher to teacher, articles and more

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/homeschool
Homeschool Buyers Co-Op lets homeschoolers band together to take advantage of group rates on many items and services. It is run by a local homeschooling family and membership is free.

Bay Area Field Homeschool Field Trips Yahoo group
groups.yahoo.com/group/BAHFT
A group for homeschooling families in the Bay Area who enjoy field trips, classes, and events. Everyone is welcome to post field trips that they are organizing.