Getting Started Resources


Welcome to the wonderful world of homeschooling!

As a new homeschooler, you don’t have to go it alone; it’s important for you to connect with others willing to offer support and encouragement. At the Homeschool Resource Center, we want to help you get the right start homeschooling your children. Check out the links below to get you started. Along with these links, we offer many resources in our extensive Resource Library for you to borrow or look at before you buy.

Donna Young Homeschool Forms and Resources
Free downloadable and printable homeschool forms, planners, calendars, household helps, subjects helps, diplomas, etc.

Free Homeschool I.D. Card for Your Homeschooled Child

Homeschool Christian

HSLDA – Home School Legal Defense Association
Register or renew membership at this link:
The Homeschool Resource Center offers the group discount membership rate.
E-mail for the discount number needed.

HSLDA-You Can Homeschool
Contains information about homeschooling, support groups in your area, state law,
and the HSLDA.

HSLDA – Homeschooling the Early Years, Preschool to Middle School
You’ll find helpful articles and resources to equip and encourage you as you determine your homeschool goals and choose the best route to get to them.

HSDLA–Homeschooling Through High School
Helpful articles and resources to help you continue to homeschool through high school.

ICHE – Illinois Christian Home Educators
The mission of ICHE is to call, encourage, and assist Christian families to trust our trustworthy God through practicing a home-based, family-funded, multi-generational, life-long discipleship that builds Christian character, pursues excellence in academics, nurtures an ever-deepening faith, and impacts our world for Jesus Christ.
Sample letter to withdraw from public school:
ICHE IL State Law for Homeschooling

IHEN Statewide Support and Resource Directory – Lake County, IN
Gives information on local support groups, activities, e-mail loops, co-ops, etc

Report Cards

The Teaching Home – Premier magazine for homeschoolers
Includes multiple articles about getting started, as well as questions frequently asked by beginners.

Trivium Pursuit – Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn
Articles for beginners, Q & A using the trivium and classical education, and practical articles.