What Is Homeschooling?

The common definition of home education is "the education of children at home by their parents", but we would likely expand and modify that definition to say:

Christian home education is parent-led, privately-funded, Christ-centered, and a means of family discipleship.

We recognize that there is less regulation in some parts of the country than others, but when we have homeschool freedom, we are able to:

  • Direct the education of our children as we see fit, free from government funding,
  • Give our children a custom education by making some of their studies delight-directed,
  • Nurture the gifts and abilities of our children in a healthy, safe, loving, God-honoring, and fun environment,
  • Strengthen family relationships all day, every day,
  • Enable our children to be confident in themselves, no matter the age of the crowd in which they find themselves, and
  • Train our children to serve the Lord in a variety of ways and to always put Him first in our lives.

When done with care and concern, homeschooling can be one of the most rewarding parts of parenting. The decision to homeschool is not to be taken lightly. It takes commitment, dedication, and stamina to endure the homeschooling days. There may even be days when you feel like you'd do anything to get them on that yellow school bus, but rest assured, the worst day in a loving environment with you is, in so many ways, considerably better than the best day they could possibly have at school.

Be inspired by what homeschooled students and their families are accomplishing, and learn how freedom from government regulations makes a positive difference.

Get Started Here

The best way to begin your homeschool journey is by contacting your state or provincial organization. Christian homeschool organizations serve families all year long by providing state-specific information, support and encouragement, information on local resources, annual events, and a watchful eye for legal issues.

Beginning and Beyond

  • No One Else Named Mom

    Our ministry as homeschooling mothers is to take immense pleasure in being with our children, laughing, working, talking, praying, learning, and playing. Kari reminds us that our most important ministry during this season is our home and children. More...

  • A Mom's Sentimental Journey

    In this engaging article with practical encouragement, Vicki answers the question, "If I had to do it all over again, what have I learned, seventeen years and seventeen kids later?" More...

  • The Point of No Return

    You can encourage those around you who want to home educate, but are hesitant to take that 'first step' or, as this article suggests, 'the point of no return'. It is important for us to mentor those who are just beginning their journey. More...