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Support Groups

The following is a list of support groups organized by county (we suggest that you look for groups in counties adjacent to yours too). CHN has compiled this list as a service to homeschoolers, and no endorsement should be implied. If you attend a park day and do not enjoy it, consider going a few more times to get more comfortable, try a different group, or start your own (be sure to tell us!).

We do not knowingly list businesses or resource centers here, so please make sure your group is a true support (or play) group before contacting CHN. We also request that you accurately describe your group, so that new homeschoolers will know if it is one they might want to visit. If yours is a faith based group, or one that follows a particular philosophy, please state it. If your group is closed to the public, it should not be listed here.

CHN needs your help to keep this page current. Please inform us if any information in this directory is inaccurate. Please indicate the county you represent when emailing. Thank you.

 

To have your group listed, please use our Support Group Application

Support groups are listed by county.
Counties are listed in alphabetical order.

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles

Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin

San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Alameda

Alameda Oakland Home Learners
Alameda Oakland Home Learners is a support group for home-learning families. 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—all within an environment of tolerance.
Join us on the 1st Thursdays of the month at Lincoln Park in Alameda from 12-4.
Kristin Olnes, Outreach Coordinator, Alameda Oakland Homelearners, email

Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips
This email list is open to Bay Area families who enjoy field trips. Members generally plan at least 2 field trips a month; some are free, others for a fee. Participants are encouraged to share their planned field trips. Check our homepage for upcoming trips, events, and classes. Free to join. All homeschoolers are welcome. Contact Lisa Nelson at: BAHFT-owner@yahoogroups.com.

Da Vinci Homeschool Group
This diverse group meets primarily in the San Leandro, Castro Valley and Hayward areas. Our weekly park day is on Tuesday. We meet for field trips, craft activities, park days, learning events, nature walks, social activities, Mom's night out and lots of hanging out and having fun.
Contact: Desiree Springer davincihg@gmail.com

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Hayward Area Homeschoolers
Serves Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and vicinity. Park Day, Fridays at 1pm at Greenridge Park. Babies to teens welcome! Email Christina Sonas at janemarple@chessmetrics.com

Homegrown Kids
Homegrown Kids is an inclusive and friendly group of homeschooling families in the Berkeley and surrounding area. We meet weekly for park days and organize field trips, classes, potlucks, and other events according to our interests and schedules. Please contact us through our website: www.homegrownkids.org

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San Francisco Bay Unschooling Network
SFBUN is a support group for unschoolers and homeschoolers who are interested in exploring an unschooling approach. SFBUN meets regularly around the San Francisco Bay Area for game days, potlucks, and other fun outings and get-togethers, with an emphasis on having fun! We strive to create opportunities for unschooling families to play together, make new connections, develop close friendships, and enjoy the freedom of living an unschooled life. SFBUN has a yahoo group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFBUN/. Contact Pam T. at (510)527-1119 for more information.

St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, Chapter of TORCH
Our chapter is comprised of about 70 families with over 250 kids and reaches from San Francisco to Tracy and Fairfied to Fremont (unless someone joins us from farther out!). We are a Catholic homeschool support group but welcome members of all faiths. We meet together weekly for choir and parks days. We have organized field trips. We have a monthly First Friday Masses, mothers' rosary nights, dads' night and a monthly newsletter. We have 2 e-mail loops to handle announcements and to chat. We also have various organized parties over the year. We have a teen group that usually has 2 dances a year, a monthly rosaray/game night and miscellaneous activities. For more information, email peasmomamdg@sbcglobal.net or ron@durlingfamily.net

Thank God For Homeschooling
Christians homeschooling in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon. We organize field trips, park days as well as have a yahoo group for general chat. This is a member run group, so anyone is welcome to organize any event. TGFH has a yahoo group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TGFH/

Tri-Valley Explorers
Tri-Valley Explorers - TVE is a member run, all-inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the Tri-Valley Area (primarily Alameda and Contra Costa counties) of Northern California. We welcome all homeschoolers. For more information, please visit our website at http://trivalleyexplorers.org/. If you are interested in joining, please request to join our elist.

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Alpine

No Groups Currently Listed
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Butte

Chico Homeschoolers
We are an unschooling, homeschooling playgroup and support network. Independent and Inclusive. ALL homeschoolers are welcome.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chicohomeschoolers

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Calaveras

No Groups Currently Listed
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Colusa

No Groups Currently Listed
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Contra Costa (see Alameda County also)

The Contra Costa County Homeschool Meetup Group
The purpose of the group is to bring together homeschooling families in Central and East Contra Costa County for friendship and support. We strive to build a strong sense of community by being an active, family-centered, and inclusive group that gets together for fun activities so that members can establish meaningful connections and form lasting friendships. We have weekly park days on Tuesday mornings as well as other activities that enhance and support the homeschool experience. For more information, contact Stacy.

Homeschool Explorers
A homeschool support group for Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, Antioch, Pittsburg, and surrounding areas. We have a calendar of events each month - such as bowling, public speaking, Book Clubs, Park Days, etc. This group is open to ALL people, regardless of race or religion, with homeschooling being the commonality. This group was created for the social needs of the kids and parents. Contact Jodie Dale at jaxmom98@hotmail.com.

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Del Norte

TEACH of the California North Coast
(Together Encouraging And Christian Home-educating)
Christian group which offers support and information to all families who desire to be passionately involved in the home education of their children. Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/1TEACH1 for more information.

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El Dorado

Northern Nevada Homeschool Information Hub
www.renohomeschooling.com
For more info, email Pat at email@renohomeschooling.com

Fresno

Fresno

Fresno and Madera (FAM) Homeschoolers
Fresno and Madera (FAM) Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of homeschooling families from Fresno, Madera, and surrounding counties in Central California. Our purpose is to offer support to local homeschoolers, and provide group activities and discussion. Our group is open to all homeschoolers, regardless of method or other affiliations.

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Glenn

No Groups Currently Listed
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Humboldt

Homeschooler Connection
Join this ALL inclusive e-group to connect with the homeschool community in Humboldt.

TEACH of the California North Coast
(Together Encouraging And Christian Home-educating)
Christian group which offers support and information to all families who desire to be passionately involved in the home education of their children. Visit www.groups.yahoo.com/group/1TEACH1 for more information.

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Imperial

No Groups Currently Listed
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Inyo

Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest (C.H.E.R.)
Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest (C.H.E.R.) is an inter-denominational group of Christian home educators pooling our resources to support and encourage one another. We offer group classes, field trips, Mom's Night Out (once a month evening fellowship for mom's), park days, special interest activities, programs, family fellowship, etc.
Mailing address: C.H.E.R., P. O. Box 426, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
email contact: cherridgecrest1-owner@yahoogroups.com
Web site/group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cherridgecrest1/
Counties Served: Kern, Inyo, San Bernardino
Towns served: Ridgecrest, Inyokern, Trona, Lone Pine, Big Pine, Bishop, Red Mountain, California City, etc.

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Kern

Bakersfield Home Learners
Inclusive with park days, library days, and theme days.

Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest (C.H.E.R.)
Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest (C.H.E.R.) is an inter-denominational group of Christian home educators pooling our resources to support and encourage one another. We offer group classes, field trips, Mom's Night Out (once a month evening fellowship for mom's), park days, special interest activities, programs, family fellowship, etc.
Mailing address: C.H.E.R., P. O. Box 426, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
email contact: cherridgecrest1-owner@yahoogroups.com
Web site/group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cherridgecrest1/
Counties Served: Kern, Inyo, San Bernardino
Towns served: Ridgecrest, Inyokern, Trona, Lone Pine, Big Pine, Bishop, Red Mountain, California City, etc.

Tehachapi Homeschool Co-op
We are an all inclusive homeshooling group.

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Kings

No Groups Currently Listed
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Lake

No Groups Currently Listed
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Lassen

No Groups Currently Listed
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Los Angeles

Antelope Valley Rose Rock
We are an inclusive group of homeschooling families based in the Antelope Valley, California, about 1 hour north of Los Angeles. We get together for park days, field trips, potlucks, crafts, swap meets, hikes, skating, monthly birthday celebrations and more! Email Karin

Conejo Valley Homeschoolers
This is in the Ventura County and western San Fernando Valley area.  Park Day is Tuesday.  Contact Joy D'Arcy for membership or Emily Wells for general information.

Christian Moms of Homeschoolers
All Christian parents welcome. Fellowship and homeschooling fun! Park days, monthly field trip or outings and more. Whittier and surrounding areas.  For more information, contact Diana .

Culver-Westchester Homeschool Network
Inclusive group covering Culver City, Westchester, Playa del Rey and nearby areas of Los Angeles. Email Joanne at djjhp@yahoo.com

Dragontree Home Learners
Dragon Tree Home Learners meets weekly for play and conversation at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Our primary goal, as a group, is to provide plenty of freedom for our children to have time to develop their own games, make complex creations, explore new relationships, and develop close friendships.
For more information, contact the moderators: dtmodsquad@gmail.com

East San Gabriel Valley Homeschoolers
This group is for Homeschoolers in the East San Gabriel Valley. This would include West Covina, Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, Azusa, Baldwin Park, La Puente, Walnut, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, and all surrounding areas. We are an eclectic group and welcome any and all homeschool families regardless of homeschooling style or personal beliefs. Park Day takes place every Friday morning at a park in the San Dimas area. It is primarily a free play situation.EastSGVHS-owner@yahoogroups.com

Excellence in Education (EIE) - Monrovia
Contact Martin or Carolyn Forte at (626) 821-0025, or email eieacademy@gmail.com

Family Centered Education of Los Angeles (FaCE-LA)
We are an inclusive, loosely organized support group for families who homeschool in any of the various ways and methods. FaCE-LA currently includes over 100 families who live throughout Greater Los Angeles and beyond. The children range in age from babes-in-arms through 21+ years old, and we recently had a second-generation family become members. We have park days on the first and third Thursday of every month in Burbank. Other activities include several book clubs, science classes, nature classes, lots of other kinds of classes, a movie-making group, field trips, physical education, Moms' night out, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, craft fairs, curriculum fairs, and potlucks. We also work together to produce a yearbook, as well as a talent show that the kids put on every year. There are several festivals, a formal dance in the springtime, and an opportunity to order student IDs and "non-school" pictures. At Halloween time, there is a costume parade. facelainfo@gmail.com

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Home4Kids
Inclusive group covering West San Gabriel Valley and its surrounding area. We meet for park day every Tuesday in Pasadena.  home4kids-owner@yahoogroups.com

Homeschooling in SCV
Serves the Santa Clarita Valley area.  homeschoolinginscv-owner@yahoogroups.com

Long Beach Homeschoolers
We are an inclusive group of hs families in the Long Beach area. We have a Wednesday park day and share resources on the yahoo group. For more information, longbeachhomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com

Relaxed Homeschoolers
We are a group of Christian moms' who homeschool in a relaxed atmosphere in the Bellflower/Long Beach area. We have teens down babies and are especially looking for more teens to participate in weekly relaxed sports. Meeting every other week. Email or call for time and location. Shannon 562-867-9604

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South Bay Home School Network
Inclusive group. No membership dues.  This group meets at various parks in the Los Angeles South Bay area on Wednesdays.  sbhn-talk-owner@yahoogroups.com

Santa Monica West LA (SMWLA) Child Led Learners
We are progressive/liberal minded, unschoolers/ child led learners* or alternative oriented independent homeschoolers who are interested in following our child's interests. We are already living or moving towards living a life free of curriculum constraints. We're a secular group in the WLA area. The common thread is respect toward our children and each other. We hope to support each other in growing towards respectful, gentle parenting.  Park day is on Friday.

*There seems to be a belief that "child led" means hands off. Nothing could be further from the truth. We're dedicated to sharing what we know of the world with our kids and following their interests.  smwla-owner@yahoogroups.com

West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles
A secular group serving the Greater Los Angeles Area. Weekly park days are offered on Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley and a "sister" park day is offered Thursday in the Conejo Valley, and yet another "sister" begins park days in Agoura on September 11th!  wvalleyhomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com

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Madera

No Groups Currently Listed
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Marin (see neighboring counties also)

Central Marin Homeschool Group
All inclusive with park day, co-op classes, field trips, educational excursions and more. (415) 721-1664

Marin County Homeschool Support Group
Informal, not age defined. Contact Ashley Ross at (415) 485-3824, email ashross@hotmail.com

North Marin County Homeschoolers
Sherralde McMurray (415) 883-1675, email mcmurray@pacbell.net

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Mariposa

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Mendocino

Homespun Homeschool Network
Email: homespunhomeschoolnetwork-owner@yahoogroups.com
Web: http:// www.homespunhomeschoolnetwork.org/

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Merced

Central Valley Homeschool Scholars
Located in Los Banos CA ...serving the entire westside central valley.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cvhslosbanos/
Contact Leah Ramirez at 209-826-0178.

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Modoc

No Groups Currently Listed
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Mono

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Monterey

Christian Home Learners of Salinas
Contact Grace Lerner at (831) 443-1428.

Monterey Bay Christian Homeschoolers
Call Laurie Rhoads at (831) 384-3380

Monterey Bay Unschooling Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MBUN

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Napa

Harvest Christian Academy
Theresa and/or Dave Moon (707) 254-7344.

Homeschoolers of the Napa Valley
Come and join our informal, secular homeschool support group of the Napa Valley. We plan activities and field trips and have general discussions on homeschooling. This group encompasses all ages of homeschoolers and is family-oriented. Email

Napa Valley Home Educators
Christian perspective. Sandy Bailey (707) 252-0272.

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Nevada

Nevada County Homeschool Network
The purpose of this group is to assist families in the endevour of homeschooling their children in who reside in and around Nevada County. Park days, river days, family events and more. Contact Cindy Pawlowski at (530) 274-8646, email cinpaw@juno.com.

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Orange

BayShore Homeschoolers
A weekly support group open to all homeschoolers (or those interested), regardless of faith, ethnicity, lifestyle and/or philosophy of education. Contact information on page.

Charlotte Mason Homeschoolers OC
The website is a private site for CM homeschoolers to connect and meet up with other CM homeschoolers. We also host a meeting once a month to read and discuss Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling Series and learn how to implement her philosophy and methods. For more information, contact Naomi Goegan.

Dragontree Home Learners
Dragon Tree Home Learners meets weekly for play and conversation at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Our primary goal, as a group, is to provide plenty of freedom for our children to have time to develop their own games, make complex creations, explore new relationships, and develop close friendships.
For more information, contact the moderators: dtmodsquad@gmail.com

Gifted of Orange County
The group is designed to provide our gifted children in OC (toddler thru high school) opportunities for social, fun and educational interests as well as providing parents-of-the-gifted with opportunities to discuss issues faced with raising a gifted child. Discussions may be held on-line and/or in person at gatherings.

Homeschooling in Central Orange County (HomeschoolingCOC)
Our weekly park day is noon until 3ish or so on Mondays in Orange at Eisenhower Park. Contact: Beth Jesch

Liahona Homeschool Support Group
Latter-day Saint perspective, but everyone is welcome. Meet weekly, usually on Wednesdays, for park days, field trips and more. Contact - Cindy Wood

Newport-Mesa Homeschool Group
Newport-Mesa Homeschool Group is a diverse collection of families who strive to be considerate and inclusive. We represent a variety of homeschooling methods and philosophies, and aim to be respectful and encouraging of one another's goals. We meet weekly for Park Day at Heller Park in Costa Mesa.

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RKSoCalTeens
Looking for teen activities? RKSoCalTeens is a teen offshoot of the Rainbow Kids homeschooling group. We gather in and around Orange County, CA for beach parties, regional dances, pizza nights, campouts, Disneyland trips and other events. We welcome all homeschooled teens and their families, new and old, regardless of race, religion, lifestyle choices, homeschool style, what you eat or don't eat, or what time you get out of bed. Look for us on facebook as Rksocal Teens and at our website for tickets to dances and other events.

West Orange County Homeschooling Group
We are an inclusive, member directed support group in the West Orange County area (HB, FV, CM, NB, GG, Westminster and surrounding cities) and we have regularly scheduled park days and field trips.

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Placer

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Plumas

PATHS - Plumas Area Torah Home Schoolers
PATHS is a group of local homeschooling families in Quincy and the surrounding communities. We meet weekly for crafts and playground fun at Pioneer Park, and plan field trips and other group activities together. Please join our Yahoo Group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/P-A-T-H-S/ or call or email Ruth Pell for more information and meeting times.
Contact - Ruth Pell
Phone (530) 283-2510

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Riverside

DCHEA
A group for Christian Private Homeschoolers.

Desert Homeschoolers
A general, all-types of homeschool group for the Coachella Valley.

Freedom Valley Home Learners (FVHL)
Freedom Valley Home Learners (FVHL) Yahoo Group is an all-inclusive (non-faith based) group of homeschooling families in the Temecula Valley area. In addition to the yahoo email group which offers support and information, this group offers regular parkdays twice a month throughout the valley, a very active Teen Group and fieldtrips, coops & clubs. Members of this group are respectful of other families' homeschooling choices, whether they utilize a public charter or private school and whether they follow a traditional, classical, or unschooling educational philosophy. Most of the members of this group reside in Southwest Riverside County (Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Fallbrook, Menifee, South Corona, and Temecula and surrounding areas).

Riverside Area Home Learners (RAHL)
Riverside Area Home Learners is a group of families who actively support alternative learning situations and who believe that everyone, young and old, should be treated with dignity and respect. All individuals interested in home learning - regardless of their religious views and affiliations, political persuasions, or educational philosophies - are welcome to attend our weekly park days. For more information, email info@rahl.org

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Sacramento

Homeschooling Cooperative of Sacramento
The Homeschooling Cooperative of Sacramento (HCS) is an all-inclusive group open to homeschooling families interested in sharing resources and enthusiasm for homeschooling, regardless of educational, religious, or political philosophies. We enjoy a wide variety of activities together including park days, field trips, clubs, and classes.
Contact:  sacramentohomeschool@gmail.com

Sacramento Area Homeschool Information & Chat
Live in Northern California: Antelope, Auburn, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, North Highlands, Humbolt, Placer, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, Sutter, Woodland, Yuba or anywhere? Do you school @ home, home school, homeschool, unschool, or something else off the beaten track? Have questions or want to share experiences and tidbits, chat about carschooling, deschooling, homeschooling, unschooling, healthy living, life, natural remedies, brag on your kids, connecting, recipes, great finds, good books and more then JUMP right in.

Sacramento Homeschool Meetup Group
A group for Christian homeschooling mothers and their children. We offer many great opportunities to interact with other like-minded families. We get together for Park Days, Field Trips, Games, Skating, Bowling, and more! We also offer a Teen Group. Free membership! Please contact momsteachingathome@yahoo.com.

SCOPE (Sacramento Council of Parent Educators)
We are a Christian support group for private, independent homeschoolers. We offer a monthly newsletter, monthly chat group meetings, field trips, science fair, resource library, used book sale, annual conference and curriculum fair, high school graduation, small college scholarships, and occasional contests. Contact at: P. O. Box 376 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 or email scopenews@scopehome.org, or call at (916) 646-0401.

W.I.S.H. (Waldorf-inspired Sacramento Homeschoolers)
Contact: Sandi Russi (916) 455-2360

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San Benito

No Groups Currently Listed
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San Bernardino

High Desert Homeschoolers
Inclusive group that has been meeting for park days in the Victor Valley area for over 10 years. Our children range in age from tots to teens. Visitors and new members are always welcome! Email Mary

Inland Empire AllWaysLearning (IEAWL)
Weekly park day in Redlands. For more information visit www.groups.yahoo.com/group/IEAWL

Inland Empire Area Homeschoolers
New families, inquiring families & families of babies and toddlers are always welcome. We welcome and embrace diversity, families of all faiths and beliefs are welcome, and our homeschooling families practice all styles and methods of homeschooling and alternative schooling! Come join us, you will be welcomed! Your child will have a wonderful afternoon playing with fellow homeschooling children from like minded families, and you will make many new friends with fellow homeschooling Mamas! Hope to see you there! Email Dinah

Inland Empire Catholic Homeschoolers
IECH has park days in Rancho Cucamonga and Chino Hills. There is also a weekly co-op in Chino Hills. Email Laura Arkfeld

Word of Wisdom Inland Empire
LDS based homeschool group but open to anyone. Contact Karla Freeman at bugmom92@yahoo.com.

Yucca Valley Homeschoolers
This group is NOT a co-op or educational at all! :) We just want to get together and play. If you a fun loving family and wish to come and play with us, please join the group. This group has no rules except these two: "Do all you have agreed to do. And, do not encroach on other persons or their property." ~Taken from Richard Maybury's "Whatever Happened to Justice?" Email Michelle Huelle

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San Diego

Christian Family Schools of Poway
We are a Christian homeschooling support group and primarily exist to support privately homeschooling families although public homeschoolers are also welcome to join. We provide field trips and have weekly co-op classes during the school year. We also have an annual Christmas Program, Spelling Bee, Showcase, Promotion and Graduation Ceremonies. Contact is Sylvia Pierce at (858) 486-0514 and e-mail at poway@cfssd.org .

Pioneer Academy
Pioneer Academy supports LDS homeschooling families in North County San Diego. Our friends of other faiths or beliefs are welcome to join us as well.

San Diego Christian Homeschools
An organization of Bible believing families who homeschool our children. We gather together for mutual support and encouragement through group events, co-op classes, field trips, and more. SDCH supports and encourages all methods of homeschooling. Whether you use a PSP, a charter school, or file independently, we welcome you to join us.
Contact sdchgroup@gmail.com Mariam Walker: (402) 669-1268

St. John Bosco North County Homeschoolers
We are a social group comprised of Catholic homeschooling families in North County San Diego. This group provides a forum where Catholic families who have made the decision to homeschool and those contemplating it can come together in friendship as we strive to live our Faith by participating in First Friday Adoration, park/beach days and other fun outings, service activities, and social events for moms that promote the vocation of Catholic motherhood. For more information, e-mail Lisa Wong.

TJE San Diego
This list is for San Diego area families wanting to connect and share ideas as they apply the principles of leadership education in their homes. These principles are described in the two books: A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille and Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning both by Oliver & Rachel DeMille. The principles are also taught in the Face to Face With Greatness seminar series offered by George Wythe College.

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San Francisco

Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips
This email list is open to Bay Area families who enjoy field trips. Members generally plan at least 2 field trips a month; some are free, others for a fee. Participants are encouraged to share their planned field trips. Check our homepage for upcoming trips, events, and classes. Free to join. All homeschoolers are welcome. Contact BAHFT-owner@yahoogroups.com.

San Francisco Homeschoolers
A loosely organized, inclusive group of homeschooling families. Please find membership information on www.sfhomeschoolers.org

Sacred Heart Home Education Association
Catholic perspective. Contact Vivian Dudro at (415) 751-1792.

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San Joaquin

Manteca Homeschoolers
This group is to form a network for Manteca, CA homeschoolers. This is a Christian group and the behavior of this group will be governed by Christian principles. Manteca-homeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com.

TracyHomeschoolers
We are an inclusive group open to all homeschoolers. We meet weekly for Park Day at Lincoln Park on Tuesdays from 1 - 3 PM.
Contact Carolyn Navarra at (209) 629-0121 or email TnCNavarra@aol.com.

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San Luis Obispo

Hearthstone Educators
Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For location, contact Cheryl Kliewer at kliewer.bcjk@juno.com or call (805) 937-7099.

North County Homeschoolers
Support group for older teens with monthly park days, Mom's nights out and field trips. Serves the Paso Robles area. Contact Suzanne Sullivan at (805) 239-0445.

San Luis Obispo Waldorf Initiative
Support group, lending library, curriculum and networking resources for Rudolf Steiner / Waldorf Education. We also offer a monthly study group, festivals celebrations, and meet for knitting and other crafts. Waldorf has a Christian origin, but the curriculum itself is non-denominational, and our group is completely inclusive. See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SLOWI/ or phone Thea at 929-6878.

Seaside Home Educators
We are a Christian support group of 55+ families. We have our park days every Friday at Strother park in A.G. from 1-3pm. We also host occasional evening meetings, Mom's Night Out, field trips, and a PE program. For information please email SeasideInformation@gmail.com.

Shining Light
Christian group offering weekly enrichment classes serving the Arroyo Grande area. Contact Susan Phillips at s-fillup@juno.com or (805) 489-8051.

Spirit Life Co-op
Small Christian co-op meeting in the North County, all ages. Meets every Wednesday for friendship, support, field trips, and other activities decided upon by the group. Members from Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Miguel & Cayucos. We charge no fees! All group members file their own affidavit or are also affiliated with a PSP. Everyone welcome to contact Carrie Asi by Email or phone at 805-237-9263.

Santa Maria Inclusive Learners
An inclusive homeschool support group and co-op for families in and around the Santa Maria Valley. Co-perative learning: Math club, French club, Game days. We also have park days and special field trip and co-operatively run classes from a vast area of collective experience. Contact Carmen at 805-934-9857 or email

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San Mateo

Coastside HomeScholars
Contact Michelle Boyd (650) 728-0542. Email michelle@hax.com

Mid-Peninsula Homeschoolers
Serving San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, meeting for fun, friendship, support, networking, and information gathering every Wednesday at Mitchell park in Palo Alto. Contact Rita by email or at (650) 365-2070.

Welcome Homeschoolers
Welcome Homeschoolers is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in and around San Mateo County.  Our purpose is to offer support (including park days), information and encouragement to homeschoolers and those interested in homeschooling.
Contact: whsmembership@yahoo.com

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Santa Barbara

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Santa Clara

All Ways Learning
Inclusive group. For information on All Ways Learning, contact Denise Osterback at 408-268-6858 or Tammy Kohn at 408-277-9795.

Almaden Valley Christian School Support Group
Serves families homeschooling special needs children. Call Sharon Hensley at (408) 776-6691.

Bay Area Christian Homeschoolers (BACH)
Bay Area Christian Homeschoolers is a group for both private and public/charter Christian home educators in Santa Clara County and surrounding areas. Contact is Paige Burgess. E-mail for membership information.

Bay Area Gifted Homeschoolers (BAGHS)
We are a group of families homeschooling intellectually gifted children in the San Francisco Bay area. We share resources, organize real-life get-togethers, and serve as a local support network for families navigating the exciting and sometimes turbulent place where giftedness meets homeschooling. For more information, contact info@sfbaghs.org.

Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips
This email list is open to Bay Area families who enjoy field trips. Members generally plan at least 2 field trips a month; some are free, others for a fee. Participants are encouraged to share their planned field trips. Check our homepage for upcoming trips, events, and classes. Free to join. All homeschoolers are welcome. BAHFT-owner@yahoogroups.com.

Bay Area Schools in Christ
Bay Area Schools In Christ is a Christian homeschoolers' support group serving families in the vicinity of mid-Peninsula/South Bay, CA.

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Homeschooling Park Hoppers
We are an all inclusive homeschooling park day group that meets weekly in parks located throughout Santa Clara County, CA. Our charter is simple: Provide a place for homeschooling families to gather, share experiences and ideas (homeschooling and otherwise), get silly, and just have some good old fashioned fun. Email: Info@ParkHoppers.org.

Memorial Park Homeschoolers
Memorial Park Homeschoolers meet on Wednesdays at Memorial Park in Cupertino, from 1:30ish until 4:30ish, when both kids and parents have a great time. All families are welcome. We try to accommodate the diverse community we live in. Our members wish that their religious and political views not be a part of this group's character or identity. We all homeschool for different reasons and our group welcomes all approaches to homeschooling: from un-schooling to very structured schooling. Our goal is to provide support, inspiration, and activities in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Milpitas Homeschool Support
Relaxed group. Contact Michelle Edmonson at (408) 262-1996 or email Ann Zeise at a2zhmscool@aol.com.

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SELAH Christian Schools
SELAH Christian Schools is a non-denominational support group for Christian homeschooling families in Santa Clara County. We offer encouragement and instruction for parents and children, learning and social activities, service projects and resource information. We meet in small home groups as well as several large group meetings a year. Please email for more information.

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Santa Cruz

Discovery Learning Center
Contact Heddi Craft at (831-531-7352), email info@dlcsantacruz.org
The Discovery Learning Center is a cooperative homeschool space. We offer a free monthly homeschool support group, classes for kids, and workshops for adults. We also have a game and curriculum lending library.

HomeCruzers
HomeCruzers is an inclusive group. All homeschooling families are encouraged to join regardless of homeschooling method or religion.  We are committed to being a source of support, providing homeschooling information, socialization, and educational opportunities in a fun environment.

South Street Centre
Contact Betsy Herbert at (831) 338-2540, email southstcentre@gmail.com.

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Shasta

Redding Home School Network
Inclusive group which meets monthly with an email loop. Contact Erin Friedman (530) 347-5240. Email erinf@c-zone.net.

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Sierra

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Siskiyou

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Solano

Christian Homeschoolers of Solano County
Contact Vanessa Stone at (707) 446-2152, emailvvstone1@yahoo.com

Solano Homeschool Homies
This group provides regularly scheduled activities throughout the week, most suited for preschool through 3rd grade (range will increase as current students grow).  Moms Night Out and field trips are scheduled when the opportunity arises. Welcomes all styles of homeschooling.

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Sonoma

Sonoma County Homeschool Non-profit
Sonoma County Homeschoolers Nonprofit (SCHN) is an inclusive, nonprofit organization that provides support to familes who educate their children at home. Our goal is to develop a network between familes and provide them with resources to homeschool. All homeschool styles and philosophies are welcome. Area includes Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Windsor, Rohnert Park and Healdsburg.
Contact Lesley DeBrier or Teresa Carver at schn.information@gmail.com

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Stanislaus

Modesto Homeschool
This group is to be used to meet and support fellow homeschoolers, post home school events, field trips, prayer requests, conventions, ministry opportunities, co-ops, park days or anything else going on in this area that would be of interest to the homeschooling community. email ModestoHomeschool-owner@yahoogroups.com.

Oakdale Christian Homeschool Support Group
Enrollment open to all. Promotes private Christian home education. Park days, newsletter, field trips, activities for all ages. Cost: $25 yearly. Contact JulieBeth at (209)838-6062.

Open-Minded Modesto Homeschoolers
We are a group for families who homeschool or who are exploring homeschooling in the Modesto area. We welcome unschoolers, homeschoolers and school at home families. We welcome those who homeschool for any reason and with any method. We welcome those from all religious or spiritual backgrounds and those with none. We do not discriminate based on what method of homeschooling is right for your family or based on who your family members are. We welcome all who want to find communion with others who homeschool., email open_minded_modesto_homeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com.

Valley Home Educators
Christian orientation. Modesto area. Contact Leisa Proctor at (209) 303.3986, email leisa@valleyhomeeducators.org.

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Sutter

Yuba-Sutter Homeschool Meetup Group
We are a homeschool support group, meeting primarily in the Marysville and Yuba City area. Join us for park days, field trips, family gatherings, and other fun activities for both kids and parents. We are working together to make this the support group that we are all looking for! Contact: Lisa S. at firefly78@comcast.net.

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Tehama

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Trinity

No Groups Currently Listed
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Tulare

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Tuolumne

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Ventura

A ThousandMoor Homeschoolers
An inclusive, secular, eclectic support group for homeschooling families with children of all ages. We offer weekly park days, field trips, classes and clubs and welcome all homeschooling philosophies.

Association of Christian Home Educators of Ventura (ACHEV)
This Christian group is open to all home schoolers. Contact Jane Bozarth at achev@cablerocket.com

Conejo Valley Homeschoolers
A secular group based in Thousand Oaks that meets weekly for park days, classes and field trips. Please visit our website for more information.

Innovative Homeschool Support Group
Innovative Homeschool Support Group (IHSG) serves members in Ventura, California, and surrounding communities of Oxnard, Camarillo, Somis, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Oak View and Ojai. Innovative Homeschool Support Group is an inclusive, eclectic support group dedicated to providing meaningful experiences for our children and support for one another in this marvelous adventure of living and learning. We meet every Wednesday afternoon at Camino Real Park in Ventura. We welcome non-members and prospective homeschoolers to our park days. We also organize classes, field trips, and events. For more information contact group coordinator, email Joni Bowman.

Point Mugu Homeschoolers
Located on Point Mugu military base, the group is designed to support military homeschoolers. Weekly arts and crafts day, followed by a beach trip. Monthly support group meetings and field trips. Contact Rebeccas Cleary (805) 271-9209 or Lisa McGinn (805) 986-0070.

VC-LIFE_Homeschool_Network · LIFE ~ Learning In A Family Environment
Scope: Ventura County, Southern California. Inclusive, secular,
eclectic support group for parents/caregivers who are homeschooling
children of all ages (infants up), or those exploring the possibility for now or future. It's never too soon to start creating community! Activities are member-generated (park days, field trips, etc). We welcome all homeschooling philosophies.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VC-LIFE_Homeschool_Network/

Ventura County Home Learners
Although primarily for those families living in or near Ventura County, all are welcome, regardless of faith, curriculum preference, lifestyle, or location.

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Yolo

W.A.C.H.E—Woodland Area Christian Home Educators
WACHE is a support group for Christian home educators in Yolo County.Email: w-a-c-h-e-owner@yahoogroups.com

WASL - Woodland Area Special Learners
WASL is a support group for home educators in Yolo County whom are homeschooling children with special learning issues. We maintain an email support group and meet monthly. Please email to learn more. Email: wasl-owner@yahoogroups.com

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Yuba

Yuba-Sutter Homeschool Meetup Group
We are a homeschool support group, meeting primarily in the Marysville and Yuba City area. Join us for park days, field trips, family gatherings, and other fun activities for both kids and parents. We are working together to make this the support group that we are all looking for! Contact: Lisa S. at firefly78@comcast.net.

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