9 Northern California Homeschool / Unschool Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums & Newsletters (A - C) - LeapingFromTheBox.com

Homeschooling and Unschooling email lists, support groups, Facebook groups, associations, message boards, forums and newsletters for those practicing home education, in Northern California, The Golden State, including 140 Corridor, 50-Corridor, Alameda County, Antioch, Atwater, Auburn, Bay Area, Beale AFB Air Force Base, Benicia, Brentwood, Browns Valley, Butte County, Calaveras, Cameron Park, Campbell, Carmichael, Castro Valley, Cataldi Park, Central Valley, Chico, Chino Hills, Citrus Heights, Claremont, Clark County, Clayton, Clovis, Colorado River Valley, Colusa, Concord, Contra Costa County, Cupertino, Danville, Davis, Del Norte County, Diablo Valley, Discovery Bay, Dixon, Dublin, East Bay, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Foresthill, Fremont, Fresno, Galt, Granite Bay, Grass Valley, Hanford, Hayward, Hollister, Humboldt County, Kingsburg, Klamath Basin, Lafayette, Lake County, Lemoore, Live Oak, Livermore, Loomis, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Low Desert, Madera, Manteca, Marin County, Mariposa, Martinez, Marysville, Memorial Park, Mendocino County, Menlo Park, Merced, Milpitas, Mirage, Mitchell Park, Modesto, Mohave County, Monterey, Monterey Bay, Monterey Peninsula, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa Valley, Nevada City, Nevada County, Newark, Newcastle, Nipomo, North Highlands, Oakhurst, Oakland, Oakley, Olivehurst, Orangeville, Orcutt, Oroville, Palo Alto, Penryn, Pittsburg, Placer County, Placer Foothills, Placerville, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Plumas County, Plumas Lake, Porterville, Rancho Cordova, Redding, Reedley, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Jose, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Mateo County, San Ramon, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra Nevada, Silicon Valley, Sisquoc, Solano County, Sonoma County, South Lake Tahoe, Stanislaus, Stockton, Suisun City, Sunnyvale, Sutter, Tepusquet Canyon, Tulare, Tuolumne County, Turlock, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, West Sacramento, West Valley, Wheatland, Winters, Woodland, Yolo County, Yosemite, Yuba City.

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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
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    Northern California Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
    A - C

    The 140 Homeschooling Corridor - From Yosemite to Mariposa to Merced Facebook Page - Anyone who is interested in participating in homeschool activities around the Hwy 140 area.

    For more information, visit The 140 Homeschooling Corridor - From Yosemite to Mariposa to Merced Facebook Page.

    50-Corridor Homeschoolers - A homeschooling group meets along the El Dorado/Sacramento County Highway 50-Corridor area. We're a diverse group and welcome families, regardless of homeschooling style - Waldorf, Unschooling, Classical Education, Montessori, Eclectic, etc. We do NOT favor one particular method or philosophy and embrace families from all religious & spiritual backgrounds who seek a homeschool group that is "NON-RELIGIOUS" in nature. We offer park days, field trips, social gatherings, plus an online forum to connect with other homeschoolers in the area for information & support. PARK DAYS along the 50-Corridor (Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville & South Lake Tahoe).

    For more information, visit 50-Corridor Homeschoolers.

    Alameda Oakland Home Learners - AOHL - a homeschooling support group in the San Francisco East Bay. Our goals are developing friendships amongst members, organizing activities, sharing resources, creating liaisons with other home-learning groups, and providing information to those considering or new to home-learning. AOHL promotes tolerance and respect towards all members regardless of learning style; family configuration; or racial, cultural and religious background. We welcome diversity.

    For more information, visit Alameda Oakland Home Learners - AOHL.

    All Ways Learning Community (San Jose) (AWL-Community) - A homeschooling support group for Silicon Valley. All Ways Learning is an inclusive group of homeschooling families which accepts and respects each member. The purpose of the group is to empower its members to seek out, organize, or create all the resources desired to homeschool and to support its members in every facet of homeschooling.

    To Subscribe, visit All Ways Learning Community (San Jose) (AWL-Community).

    All Ways Learning Homeschooling Announcements (San Jose) (AWL-Announce) - A homeschooling support group for Silicon Valley. AWL-Announce is for communicating information about local field trips, lessons, performances, classes, learning opportunities, clubs and service projects. Visit our companion group: All Ways Learning Community.

    To Subscribe, visit All Ways Learning Homeschooling Announcements (San Jose) .

    All Ways Learning (AWL) Little Digits Homeschool Park Day (San Jose) (AWL-LittleDigits) - A play group for children of all ages who are homeschooled. We meet each Wednesday from 10:30-1:00 at different parks in and around San Jose and Sunnyvale. We have fun monthly activities for the children. While the children play, the parents are able to enjoy friendship, and share information about homeschooling with each other. If you are currently homeschooling or considering homeschooling, you are welcome to meet us at one of our Wednesday homeschool park days. This list is primarily for information regarding our homeschool park day.

    To Subscribe, visit All Ways Learning Little Digits Homeschool Park Day (San Jose) .

    All Ways Learning (AWL) Single Digits Homeschool Park Day (San Jose) (awl-singledigits) - A regularly scheduled Wednesday morning play group for homeschooled children of all ages. We meet at parks in and around San Jose and Sunnyvale, CA from 10:30AM – 1:30PM and offer fun activities monthly. While the children play, the moms are able to enjoy friendship, and sharing information about homeschooling with each other. If you are currently homeschooling or considering homeschooling you are welcome to come and meet us at one of our homeschool park days. This list is primarily for information and announcements regarding our park day.

    To Subscribe, visit All Ways Learning Single Digits Homeschool Park Day (San Jose) .

    Auburn Secular Homeschoolers (AuburnSecularH) - A free secular home-schooling group for those that live in the areas of Auburn, Foresthill, Newcastle, Penryn, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville & all the in betweens, California. This is a place where secular home-schoolers & un-schoolers can gather to discuss secular home-schooling/un-schooling, plan field trips, meet ups and be social.

    To Subscribe, visit Auburn Secular Homeschoolers.

    Bay Area Christian Homeschooled Teens (bachristianhomeschooledteens) - For Christian parents of homeschooled teens (ages 13-18) from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. The purpose of this group is to advertise teen-focused field trips, camps, events, service opportunities, meet-ups, clubs, study groups and classes offered.

    To Subscribe, visit Bay Area Christian Homeschooled Teens.

    Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips (BAHFT) - A group for and by homeschoolers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Posts are limited to ANNOUNCEMENTS ONLY of field trips, classes, and local events of interest to homeschoolers. NO website recommendations or discussions are allowed on the list. Homeschool discussions may take place on our other Yahoo group, BAHFT-Discuss.

    To Subscribe, visit Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips.

    Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips-Discuss (BAHFT-Discuss) - A place for homeschooling parents in the San Francisco bay area to connect, discuss local homeschooling opportunities, share ideas and ask questions.

    To Subscribe, visit Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips-Discuss.

    Bay Area Multicultural Home Educators (BAM-HE) - To provide support and resources to families of color who homeschool in the San Francisco Bay Area. The vision for this group is that families of color can post multicultural-rich information, resources, curricula, links, field trips, learning opportunities, park/play days and other things of interest.

    The group is open to anyone who homeschools a child of color; to help support your efforts in finding quality multicultural resources to enhance and reinforce teaching from your ethnic background or helping to find resources to teach about a cultural background with which you may be unfamiliar. The group is not meant to be exclusive, however, many families of color will attest to finding it difficult to find others of "like background" for cultural support in homeschooling.

    To Subscribe, visit Bay Area Multicultural Home Educators (BAM-HE).

    Beale AFB Homeschooling Families Facebook Page - Welcome to Beale AFB Homeschooling Familes! This page is intended to be a resource for homeschool families stationed at Beale AFB (or on their way to Beale AFB) ... as well as families (at or on their way to Beale AFB) who have interest in homeschooling!

    To learn more, visit Beale AFB Homeschooling Families Facebook Page.

    Beyond Acdemics Young (B.A.Y.) Homeschoolers (San Francisco Bay area) - Provides activities for homeschooling families, offers support, advice, encouragement, and most importantly life-long friendships all while having fun! This group is designed for younger homeschooled children ages 2-8 years old. Younger and older siblings are welcome too! We have meetups planned 1-3 times per week. Our members can attend a variety of fun activities which include; meet-ups at local playgrounds, field trips to museums, nature walks, family outings to name a few.

    B.A.Y. Homeschoolers welcome all styles of homeschooling. Whether it be Classical Education, Eclectic, Private/Public ISP's or Charters, Montessori, or Unschooling, all methods are welcome. All activities planned will be secular, but we also ask that you are respectful of each others religious beliefs and views. This is a group of open-minded and caring families.

    For more information, visit Bay Area Young Homeschoolers (San Francisco Bay area).

    Butte County HomeSchoolers - A parent run website designed to help the Homeschooling families in Butte County to get connected with our community and all that it has to offer.

    For more information, visit Butte County HomeSchoolers.

    Calaveras Homeschoolers Support Group Facebook Page - A group of both private and charter families. Join us for support in your homeschooling journey. Plan field-trips, co-ops, any activities. You do not have to be a Christian Homeschooler, but as we are a Christian group. Check out our Calaveras Homeschoolers Yahoo Group.

    For more information, visit Calaveras Homeschoolers Support Group Facebook Page.

    Cataldi Park Homeschoolers - San Jose (cataldiparkhomeschoolers) - This group is for homeschoolers, anyone planning to homeschool, or even thinking about homeschooling. We meet for park days mainly, as a means for the parents and kids to socialize, but also meet for field trips and classes. We welcome everyone, no matter what age your child or children are. You will have to meet or know someone from the group before attending regular activities with us. This is strictly to rule out anyone who is not who they say they are.

    To Subscribe, visit Cataldi Park Homeschoolers - San Jose.

    Catholic Home Educators of the Central Valley - A support group for Catholic homeschooling families in the 209 area code of middle Northern California. This mostly consists of Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Merced counties. We are NOT an association in which individual families educate their children under one, unified academic banner. Rather, we are a support group through which Catholic parents can share and exchange with each other ideas, activities, and Faith. Thus, each family educates its children independently.

    For more information, visit Catholic Home Educators of the Central Valley.

    Central Valley Homeschool Scholars CVHS Facebook Page

    For more information, visit Central Valley Homeschool Scholars CVHS Facebook Page.

    Chico Homeschoolers (chicohomeschoolers) - An unschooling and homeschooling playgroup and support network. Independent and Inclusive. All Homeschoolers are welcome. We get together for weekly park days, occasional fieldtrips, and fun outings. All ages are welcome. Membership is free.

    To Subscribe, visit Chico Homeschoolers.

    Christian Home Educators of the Fresno Area - CHEFA - A non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing information, training and support to the Christian Home School Community of the Central Valley. We envision supplying resources and help for all private California homeschool families in Fresno, Madera, Clovis, Reedley, Kingsburg, and Visalia.

    For more information, visit Christian Home Educators of the Fresno Area - CHEFA.

    Christian Homeschoolers 0-5/6s (San Jose to Sunnyvale) - A group for Christian homeschooling moms and those interested in exploring it with a focus on young children and little kid type venues and a calendar populated with lots of activities for them--so we can enjoy all the fun things while they're young that are geared toward little kids such as Happy Hollow, Palo Alto Jr. Museum & Zoo, going to parks, etc., and some other field trips, and form intimate relationships for the moms and have lasting friendships. Locations vary from San Jose to Sunnyvale/Mountain View and Los Altos and everywhere in between!

    To Subscribe, visit Christian Homeschoolers 0-5/6s (San Jose to Sunnyvale).

    Christian Homeschoolers of Solano County - A group for Christian homeschooling families in Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun, Winters and Dixon California. Our goal is to unite children and parents together in fun, social activities along with offering support and encouragment to one another. We offer Park days, P.E., Field Trips, Holiday Parties, Specialized Clubs and special events. We are open to all families of the Christian faith.

    For more information, visit Christian Homeschoolers of Solano County.

    Citrus Heights Homeschool Meetup Group - If you're in Citrus Heights or nearby (Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Roseville, Rocklin, Antelope, Granite Bay, etc.), please join us!! Again, the idea here is to hold events and make friends in the immediate area, visiting nearby parks, using the Sylvan and Fair Oaks Libraries (Fair Oaks Library is a homeschooler's paradise), attending community events, etc.

    For more information, visit Citrus Heights Homeschool Meetup Group.

    Citrus Heights Homeschooling Co-op - This group is for Homeschooling Families looking for support and other like-minded homeschooling families to get together for fun and educational field trips and activities. Our target audience is families with children who are 9-16.

    For more information, visit Citrus Heights Homeschooling Co-op.

    Colusa Alternative Home School - One of five schools in the Colusa Unified School District. Our homeschool program offers an alternative path in education, supporting families who choose to educate their children at home. Students who are enrolled in our program are assigned to one of our credentialed teachers who meets regularly with families and their students.

    For more information, visit Colusa Alternative Home School.

    The Contra Costa County Homeschool Meetup Group - We welcome new and seasoned homeschooling families and all learning styles. Every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, we meet for park days at a variety of parks and locations throughout Central and East Contra Costa County.

    For more information, visit The Contra Costa County Homeschool Meetup Group.

    Contra Costa Homeschoolers Facebook Page - For homeschoolers in Contra Costa county to connect to each other, share events in the area, and (of course) support!

    For more information, visit Contra Costa Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
Kindle Edition

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

by Linda Dobson
Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs.
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Plan to Be Flexible: Designing A Homeschool Year and Daily Schedule That Works for Your Family
by Sonya Haskins
Is it possible to have rewarding school days in the midst of doctor's appointments, errands, laundry piles and extracurricular activities? Absolutely! Let Plan to Be Flexible show you how.
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Homeschooling The Challenging Child
A Practical Guide

by Christine M. Fields
Often, families will choose homeschooling because they have children who cannot cope or thrive within traditional educational environments due to special physical or emotional needs. Homeschooling the Challenging Child addresses these special education issues, offering potential and current homeschooling families qualified and expert advice.
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Homeschooling the Child with Autism
Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask

by Patricia Schetter, Kandis Lighthall
This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home.

101 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process. This is an updated and heavily revised edition of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum (2005).

Homeschooling The Early Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child

by Linda Dobson
Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed..
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Homeschooling: The Teen Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old
by Cafi Cohen
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.
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Free Range Learning
How Homeschooling Changes Everything

by Laura Grace Weldon
Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. This data-from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators-turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down.
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Deschooling Gently
by Tammy Takahashi
Deschooling Gently will help you whether you are new to homeschooling, or if you are experienced, but are in need of new approaches. Discover the best way to educate your children at home, not through rote process, but by learning how to find the answer within yourself.
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Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series
by Charlotte Mason
This series contains the original six volumes of Charlotte Mason's book, a rich resource for educators - both teachers in schools and teachers in home-schools.

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