Home Learning? Start Here

This page will be continually evolving as we add more information and resources. Check back often for updates.

Homeschooling Laws and Getting Started

HSLDA Laws in Missouri: https://hslda.org/legal/missouri

HSLDA Getting Started and Common Questions: https://hslda.org/get-started

How to Get Started: https://www.homeschool.com/articles/how-to-start-homeschooling/

Homeschooling while working at home: http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=7652343919&blog=4106268&frame_type=none

Local and State Homeschooling Groups

Families for Home Education: https://fhe-mo.org/ Erin and Charyti Jackson are the Region 1 Directors for Families for Home Education and live in Maryville, MO. They are here to help you on your home school journey. If you have questions or information that might be of interest to others in your region, please contact them. 1-877-696-6343 Ext. 1 fhemoregion1@yahoo.com

Classical Conversations is a nation-wide group with a local chapter that supports and equips homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We meet once a week, and being part of a like-minded and committed Community provides parents and students encouragement, fellowship, and accountability. We focus on three key aspects: Classical, Christian, and Community. For more information contact Natasha Brand at 512-577-5059 or Karen Heredia at 805-444-4074.

Nodaway Forest School is a group dedicated to outdoor learning and exploration. Twice a month, participants meet outdoors to learn about a nature topic and participate in hands-on outdoor activities like nature scavenger hunts, fort-building, and identifying local wildlife. Forest School is a multi-age activity designed for family participation; while most of our learners are between the ages of 5 and 11, older and younger siblings are welcome. If you would like to be involved, more information is available on the Nodaway Forest School Facebook page or by contacting Jennifer O’Gwin at jennifer.ogwin@gmail.com.   

More coming soon!

Homeschooling Styles

Every family’s unique situation influences the best teaching and learning style with which to educate. The homeschooling style which resonates most with you and feels like a good fit for you and your family will influence the type of curriculum used.

This article does a good job of giving information about homeschooling and all its various styles along with schooling at home which is somewhat different. https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschooling-styles/

Reviews of Curriculum

This is a huge site which is well organized by subject. It’s often used by homeschooling families making decisions about curriculum. https://cathyduffyreviews.com/#

Planning and Record Keeping

This site has just about any form you could want as well as some lesson plans. https://donnayoung.org/forms/planners/

Free Curriculum

Here is one of the best lists out there for free resources as it is so varied. There is information for educators managing distance/virtual learning, 300 businesses who are currently offering free educational content, lesson plans and more.


Comprehensive list of free online curriculum – well organized by subject


Art instruction all ages: 

Science curriculum all ages: 

Excellent list of lifeskills curriculum

Homeschooling High School