Homeschooling in Washington
If you have chosen to homeschool in Washington, 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 Evergreen 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 Washington, 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:
*This information was not compiled by a lawyer. This should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.
Washington homeschoolers can join homeschool support groups, which offer a variety of organized activities and often a newsletter with helpful information. Some even sponsor a homeschooling conference each year. Support groups are awesome; they can really help you feel connected and supported, and give you a good place to go when you need advice or resources.
Homeschool co-ops are another great option. Many offer classes and moms’ nights. If you have one in your area, we highly recommend checking them out. Co-ops are fun for the kids, and a good resource for parents as well.
Many homeschoolers also meet through 4-H and Scouts. Both can be great places to connect with other homeschoolers. If you call the offices and ask around a little, they can usually point you in the direction of groups that are homeschool-friendly, even if they are not technically homeschool groups.
Other resources for Washington state include:
- Washington Home Education Network (WHEN)
- WHO — List of local resources and support groups organized by county
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.
A Typical Homeschool Day
8:00 a.m.- Kids wake, eat breakfast, shower, etc.
9:30 a.m.- Math
The children who finish first will go on the computer until the rest catch up. This is a great time to use Time4Learning. It really helps them to feel that they are having fun, but they are still actively learning.
10:30 a.m.- Break. Perhaps some exercising, running, swimming, stretching, etc.
11:00 a.m. – Creative writing assignments for the day. Any misspelled words from this can be added to each child’s personal spelling list.
11:30 a.m.- Unit Study, vocabulary words, review, etc.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch and chores.
1:00 p.m. – Fun stuff. Reading out loud, making clay projects, science projects, etc.
You might also use Time4Learning at this point to keep one child busy as necessary if the “fun” activities are too simple or complex.
3:00 p.m. – Free time until dinner.
With Time4Learning, math lessons are taught by engaging characters in colorful, fun activities.
First graders learn about "parts of a whole" from Sally and Pong in "The Art of Fractions" lesson.
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 Washington, head over to the Washington Parents 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.