Helpful Local Links (museums and classes)
MUSEUMS & CLASSES
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
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.
The Museum of American Heritage
Waldorf movement classes, assessments and workshops for children and parents.
OTHER LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
PARKS & RECREATION
City of Burlingame Parks & Rec Department
Redwood City Parks & Rec Department
San Bruno Parks & Rec Department
San Mateo Parks & Rec Department
Helpful Homeschooling Websites
National Home Education Network
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
Getting Started, FAQs, New to Homeschooling, Newsletter, Support Groups, Resource Guide, Past Articles, Book store and more
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
Represents and assists families who've chosen the homeschooling option and lobbies for education laws that will support their efforts.
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
Homeschooling parent presents information about getting started, lessons, legal issues, study materials, and religious and cultural concerns.
Jon’s Homeschool Resource Page
Find laws, contacts, and programs by state or country, and Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, and Christian resources for homeschooling..
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!
Freebies for homeschoolers, basics, teacher to teacher, articles and more
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
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.
How to Apply to College as a Homeschooler: Advice, Scholarships & Resources
Info about applying to college as a homeschooler.