If you have chosen to homeschool in Pennsylvania, you may need information, resources, and curriculum that will help you get started. This page aims to help guide you through the process of homeschooling in the Keystone state. Take a few minutes to read through it, and feel free to share this page with other new homeschoolers in your state.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Pennsylvania, Time4Learning recommends that you visit your state’s Department of Education website. Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for homeschooling families, and these requirements can frequently change, so we suggest doing thorough research to make sure that you are complying with your individual state regulations. You can also visit one of these sites:
- Home Education in Pennsylvania by Ann Zeise
- Homeschool World Pennsylvania support groups
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
Legal disclaimer: This page provides suggestions and information on how to meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Pennsylvania. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.
Pennsylvania Homeschool Resources
Both new and veteran homeschoolers can benefit from the wealth of Pennsylvania homeschool resources available. There are four statewide organizations: Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania, Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Home Education Network, and Pennsylvania Home Educators Association. They are specifically designed to support homeschooling in Pennsylvania. There are also yearly homeschool conferences throughout the state. Many counties in Pennsylvania have at least one local support group for homeschoolers as well.
Time4Learning is vibrant, engaging, educational, and funny. It sure beats our previous homeschool curriculum which was textbook/workbook based.
Time4Learning is so effective that very little intervention is required. This works great if you’re homeschooling multiple children.
Local Homeschool Support in Pennsylvania
Many homeschoolers find it helpful to be involved with Yahoo homeschool support groups. Through those, they can find many activities with homeschoolers in the community. Not only that, but the local YMCA has planned games which involve all ages and skill levels. There are a lot of other state and local support groups in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as many resources for information.
A Typical Homeschool Day
While homeschooling styles and schedules vary, here is what may be a “typical” homeschool day.
Most homeschooling days begin around 9:00 a.m. By this time, your husband has been sent to work, the pets have been fed, and breakfast finished. Both you and the children may have even gotten out of your pajamas. Your children will then start a fairly routine schedule of reading, guitar, Spanish, writing, and Time4Learning. During this time, your preschooler may enjoy doing crafts, coloring, and other activities.
During the school day, you might have a snack and exercise break. If you have errands to run, you will probably find it helpful to do them after school. Not only that, but those daily activities are great learning opportunities.
The language arts is GREAT for helping with phonics and beginner reading skills… Plus, the lessons are thoroughly entertaining!
Here at Letter Stadium, first graders learn about “r-controlled vowels” from the Phonics Football Players.
Homeschooling with Time4Learning
Time4Learning’s experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.
For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool curriculum can be more problematic. What works for one child may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.
Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:
- Time4Learning appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Our online learning materials are especially well-suited to children who are visual or kinesthetic learners. These children can take advantage of Time4Learning’s interactive, multi-media materials.
- Children like using the computer to learn. It’s a convenient, interactive homeschool resource that provides a welcome change each day to paper-and-pencil workbooks and textbook-based lessons.
- Parents like that it tracks progress and helps children advance by clearly presenting and reinforcing each lesson.
- Time4Learning’s self-paced, modularized lesson plans allow you to move forward and back through the materials whenever you want. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours. With Time4Learning, you are always in control.
Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!
Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool curriculum.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Pennsylvania, head over to the Pennsylvania Parent Forum.
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide – Are you new to homeschooling?This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans – An overview of what’s available for each grade and subject.
Homeschool Portfolio Information – Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.
Online Parent’s Forum – Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Hints & Help Section – Whether you’re new to Time4Learning, a long term member, or a future member with questions about how the program works, this section answers questions about navigation, lesson planning & previewing, how the teacher guides and worksheets work, and more!
Puffin Academy App – Learn how to use Time4Learning on most mobile devices with the Puffin Academy app for iOS and Android! Get details on this kid-friendly app, including how to download and use it on the go with Time4Learning.