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After having my kids spend a few months in public preschool and forgetting how to talk and act, I am seriously considering homeschooling. My ds will be in Kindergarten next year and I would like to find a pk4 program for my daughter. I don't really know anyone that home-schools so I don't even know where to begin. Any advice to get a mom started in the right direction?
Next, since your kids aren't 7 yet, you've got time to do a little planning. Figure out if homeschooling is really for you. Try it for a year and see how it goes. I bet you'll do great. People who have absolutely no motivation or organizational skills probably have no business homeschooling, because it's up to you to make sure your kids are learning. If you don't care, they certainly won't care.
Curriculum is probably the biggest headache you'll have when you're starting out, because the options are overwhelming. You'll get into a groove and figure out what you like, though. You can go with a boxed set if you want something simple that's all laid out for you, especially if your child is on the same level for all subjects. If you're like most people, you'll branch out to other things as you get a feel for them, though. Some people stay with a boxed curriculum all the way through high school, but most don't.
As for finding other people... do a search for local yahoo groups or facebook groups. I bet there are others in your area. Here is a state-wide group I found with just a quick search. There are probably more for your local area, though. Louisianahomeschool Here's a site with some co-ops and such listed. Homeschool World: Louisiana Homeschool Organizations and Support Groups Also check out places like YMCA to see if they offer classes for homeschoolers. That's a great way to meet others.