If you’re new to homeschooling, then you’ve come to the right place! The calling to home educate your children is a major commitment that requires planning, preparation, patience, and prayer.

Attempting to navigate through the wealth of information available out there can be overwhelming. Our goal is to provide you with valuable information that will make getting started as simple as possible.

 (Start HereBefore you do anything, you need to know the legal choices and requirements in Alabama.

CHEF of Alabama highly recommends a membership to HSLDA. Click here to see "FAQ" and membership benefits.

Getting Started

  • Attend homeschool conferences, seminars, and curriculum fairs.

  • Consider subscribing to a home education magazine. You'll find them very helpful and informative.

  • Order free catalogs!

  • Select your curriculum. Consider your teaching style, child's learning style, affordability and objectives.

What do we meanby "style"? "The 5 Flavors of Homeschooling" concept taught by Sonya Schafer explains different learning and teaching styles while helping you find your "style" or "flavor" in a fun and interactive way.

 There are many options for home education curriculum. You may choose to use one publisher's complete graded coursework for the first year. Once you have begun you may want to design your own curriculum from the many available sources. Other options are available such as correspondence courses, web-based instruction, and computer based instruction.