Jon's Homeschool Resource Page

Jon's Homeschool Resources


This page has four parts:
Statewide Groups Neighbors to organize with
Local Support Groups Neighbors to meet
Web pages California-specific pages
Laws California homeschooling law

Statewide Groups top
Neighbors to organize with

An inclusive, statewide organization for the protection of the rights of each family - regardless of homeschooling styles and philosophies - to educate its children as it thinks best.
Promotes Christian home education; provides information, training and support; protects the right of parents to direct the education and training of their children.
Supporting and promoting the entire spectrum of homeschooling since 1987.

Local Support Groups top
Neighbors to meet

Over the years, many people have contributed to these listings. The seeds of the collection came from Ruthann Biel, Growing Without Schooling, and Home Education Press.
Northern California
Mendocino CountySacramento ValleySan Francisco Bay Area
Southern California
Antelope ValleyHigh Desert (Victor Valley)Los AngelesLos Angeles - Web pagesOrange CountyRiversideVentura

Antelope Valley top

A base authorized home educators' support group at Edwards AFB, for military personnel, DoD affiliates, and their dependents.
An inclusive group that values and respects the different educational philosophies and diverse religious views of its members.

High Desert (Victor Valley) top

High Desert Homeschoolers
a group of general homeschoolers and unschoolers in Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Lucerne Valley. No meetings, no fees, just support, field trips, park days and sports activities.
Karen Taylor,

Los Angeles top

Monthly homeschooling discussion groups, &c.
Whittier. Regular meetings, field trips, mailing list.
San Fernando Valley. Secular, all-inclusive; "welcoming to anyone who is looking for a supportive, respectful, multicultural and creative homeschooling community."

Los Angeles - Web pages top

A list compiled by a private ISP.

Mendocino County top

Park days every Thursday, alternating between Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Inclusive, moderated mailing list.

Orange County top

Inclusive group with weekly educational events.
Inclusive, member directed homeschooling support group. Regularly scheduled park days and field trips.

Riverside top

FUSE - Families United Supporting Each other
Active group, meets in Temecula.
Diane Zavoli <>
Temecula, CA 92592
Rainbow Kids
A diverse and loosely organized group of families who choose to let their children learn out of school with their family. The group id a framework for networking, communicating and supporting each other. Group activities, such as field trips, theme days, get-togethers, or camp-outs are dependent on the unique energies and interests individuals bring to the group.
Kathy Orlinsky <> or
Patty Hunt <>
A diverse group of alternative learning families. Meets several times a month at a Riverside park and at periodic field trips, events, and group learning activities.
Valley Home Learners
Welcomes everyone who is or wants to be a Home Learner.
Hemet/San Jacinto

Sacramento Valley top

"Encouragement for private, independent, Christian home school families."
Sacramento Unschoolers
For homeschoolers with an unschooling perspective in the Greater Sacramento area. Meets twice a month for park day and has an email list.
Ruthann Biel <>
Homeschooling Cooperative of Sacramento
newsletter, co-op classes, park days, field trips
Monique, 916-685-6908
Support and encouragement for natural learners (unschoolers) in the Sacramento area.
Yolo Homeschoolers
Esparto Homeschoolers
PO Box 305
Esparto, CA 95627

San Francisco Bay Area top

Alameda Oakland Homelearners
A secular homeschool support group - field trips, park days and parties, plus weekly classes in gymnastics and American sign language. (Also has members from San Leandro, San Lorenzo and El Cerrito.)
Anita Rees, 510-521-8544.
An inclusive group of Silicon Valley homeschooling families.
San Francisco-San Jose area. All ages and styles of homeschoolers welcome.
Classical Homeschoolers of the Silicon Valley
San Jose group for classical homeschoolers, with weekly information exchange and activities. Group is sponsored by the School of Choice ISP (classrooms, children's entertainment and playground facilities are available) but is open to non-customers.
Robert, 408-725-0810
East Bay Homeschoolers
All ages, though mostly 5-10. Weekly park days, field trips, and other fun activities. Richmond to Castro Valley.
Mary Nielsen <>
Fremont/Milpitas Christian group with the motto "to encourage women in their high calling as wives, mothers, homemakers and teachers." Newsletter, many activities.
Family Playce
A "home" away from homeschooling - classes and resource center designed by homeschooling parents.
Marcia Williams
3590 Peralta Boulevard
Fremont, California 94536
Family Village Homeschool Group
Park Days, activities,& newsletter
Ann Kositsky-Haiman <>
All-inclusive, friendly group of East Bay families. Wide range of activities for kids and support for their parents.
San Jose. Inclusive, non-profit group seeks a rich social life for homeschool and small school students. Teens pick events and parents supervise.
A loosely organized, inclusive group of homeschooling families. Weekly park dates, Tuesdays, 1 pm to 4 pm, various San Francisco parks.
All inclusive, secular homeschool group. All are welcome, whether stringent homeschooler, radical unschooler, Christian, Pagan, Atheist, or anything else under the moon. Tolerance and a sense of humor are appreciated.
Carmen Isais <>
Sonoma County Homeschooler's Association
Over 160 families.
Suyin Stein 707-824-0959
Janice Sinclaire 707-433-1150
Kate Sholl 707-571-0086
All-inclusive homeschooling support group covering the area from Livermore to Concord and beyond. Member-run activities for all ages.
Cris Mukensnable <>

Ventura top

Earth-Loving HSG
Marcella Kinsey
Oakleaf Homeschoolers

Web pages top
California-specific pages

California homeschool legalisms, resources, and support groups.

Laws top
California homeschooling law

Legal Resources for California Homeschoolers
"A Page of Annotated Links"

The complete set of California Law.

Part of Jon's Homeschool Resources.

Copyright © 1997..2006 Jon Shemitz <>
September 27, 1995..April 17, 2006

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