Kids

Homeschooling Resources at EPL

Books About Homeschooling at the Elmhurst Public Library

Homeschooling Websites

HELPFUL SITES

  • Home Schooling Adventures on the Web Lots of free downloads and worksheets organized by grade level.
  • Home School Legal Defense Association A non-profit advocacy organization established to defend the constitutional rights of parents to direct their children’s education.
  • Learn in Freedom How to take responsibility for learning with or without school. Includes resource lists, and lists of colleges that admit homeschoolers.
  • The National Home Education Research Institute This website compiles research on home-based education.
  • FarmWise Education. FarmWise offers hands-on, will-based learning through a year-round schedule of school group visits, weekend family programs and summer farm school. In these programs, small groups of children are introduced to the values, lifestyle and work ethic of the farm, and learn to actively engage with the world around them. FarmWise was founded on the belief that a certain “earth-intelligence” is fostered by collaborating with nature as is necessary on a farm.
  • Well Planned Gal. Rebecca Farris is the mother of 5 who is taking her experiences of mothering, homeschooling and hospitality and sharing the beauty of planning and organizing with other families.

ILLINOIS

  • Illinois Homeschooling A to Z Home’s Cool! Resources and support and lots of links from a homeschooling guide.
  • Resource website for Illinois H.O.U.S.E. (Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience) A statewide network of nonsectarian homeschooling groups.
  • Illinois Home Education – Your link to Illinois Home Education! Illinois Home Education (IHA) provides information for those seeking more information on home education in the state of Illinois, provides website design and website hosting for Illinois home education groups.
  • The Homeschool Mom  Homeschooling is rewarding, fun, challenging, exhausting and fulfilling, but above all it is worth the effort. Within this website is encouragement, advice, resources, curriculum reviews, organization tools and more.
  • Chicagoland Homeschool Network  A free resource to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources to enhance their homeschool experience.
  • Esther’s Place. Supplies, Classes, Retreats and Fiber Inspiration. Knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing, weaving, sustainable farming classes. Big Rock, Illinois.
  • Angelic Organics Learning Center. Angelic Organics Learning Center helps urban and rural people build local food systems. We offer opportunities to learn agricultural and leadership skills, grow healthy food and a better quality of life, and connect with farmers and the land. We reach more than 5,000 people each year through our educational programs and urban growing sites in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Caledonia, Illinois.
  • CHAMPS (Christian Homeschool Arts and Music Program) is a private organization of parents who desire to broaden our children’s exposure to music and the arts in a Christian environment.  CHAMPS meets weekly on Mondays from September-May at the Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The focus of Champs is enriching homeschooling families through Fine Arts Classes, but we also offer a variety of academic classes for all ages.
  • Double J Riding Club. Equine Science Homeschool Program. Double J Riding Club provides a safe learning environment where horse riding students of all ages and levels can develop their riding skills, make friends, gain confidence through accomplishment, and have fun while pursuing a life-long sport.
  • The Riverside Center for Education. The Riverside Center for Education offers a unique learning program where a staff of professional educators and volunteers provide sessions for boys, cultural events for the whole family, and co-ed activities.
  • Thin Ice Ensemble Theater. The mission of Thin Ice Ensemble Theater is to provide students of all abilities with a comprehensive, collaborative, and confidence-building theatrical experience through immersion in great plays, while providing the community with affordable, high-quality theater. Evanston, Illinois.
  • Spot Light Youth Theater. Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18.CYT Chicago conducts three ten-week sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring) teaching drama, voice, dance, and specialty theatrical workshops at weekly two-hour classes. Enrolled students have the opportunity to audition and perform (or work behind-the-scenes) in a Broadway-style musical performed for the community. CYT also offers summer camps for kids ages 6-18, where they will spend a week learning musical theater skills resulting in a showcase performance for family and friends!
  • Code Play Learn.Code Play Learn focuses on creating a methodology of thought and process as participants learn through hands-on and project based learning experiences. Classes and camps allow participants to work through the creation process as they design, code and build their own computer games, apps, robots and more. Oak Park, Illinois.
  • One Day Enrichment. ODE is a one day a week educational program designed for homeschooled children. ODE offers enrichment-type classes to augment the education of your child, classes that can be more effectively taught in a group. Each class upholds a high standard of excellence, and a syllabus is available at the beginning of every session for the parent to know exactly what their child will be learning and doing. Oak Park, Illinois.

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