Getting Started in Homeschooling

Upcoming Workshops

Are you just beginning to homeschool, or are you researching the option for your family? Are you feeling overwhelmed by conflicting opinions and advice? Do you fear you'll make mistakes? 

Plan to attend an upcoming workshop to learn more and become better equipped for success! If you are a veteran homeschooler, consider bringing someone new! Come to encourage, as well as to share your experience with others. 


We will cover the following topics:


Maine’s homeschooling law

Record keeping

Curriculum planning

Helpful resources

Portfolios and evaluations


Special needs

Q & A

And much more!  



Pre-register for any of the online event dates listed below! Registration for in-person events has been suspended until further notice. Please use the online registration below to register for one of our online workshops!


Upcoming Online Events

In an effort to meet the needs of all those interested in learning more about homeschooling, while keeping everyone safe and healthy, we are offering online workshops on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30am. 


Please pre-register above. A link to the online workshop will be emailed to you a few days before the scheduled event.


Upcoming Dates and Times 

  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 9:30am (online)
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:30am (online)
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 9:30am (online)
  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:30am (online)
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 9:30am (online)

In-person Events

Upcoming Workshop Dates, Times and Locations (In-person events have been suspended until further notice.)


Important Details

  • Workshops last approximately 2 hours, including a Q & A period and time to socialize! This workshop is FREE! However, donations to HOME’s ministry are always needed and appreciated. 

          Here's a comment from one of our past attendees:


 "I attended the Getting Started workshop, along with my mom and daughter, and wanted to say   thank you for everything you are doing to support and encourage homeschooling in Maine. God   must be very pleased with your efforts on His behalf. The workshop couldn't have been any   more affirming for me, and really brought my mom in on the big picture in a way I never could   have done myself." 

  • Pre-registration is required. Below is a printable registration form. Your form can be mailed or scanned in an email. Or register online above! Contact HOME with questions or for more information.   
  • For a small donation, pre-registered attendees will receive a HOME Beginner's Bundle upon arrival, or a link to a printable bundle. Your bundle will include a Beginner's Handbook, HOME's Quickstart Guide, Helpful Hints, a sample HOME unit study, and much more! 
  • If you would like to purchase a pre-assembled portfolio at an in-person workshop, the cost is $25 and must be paid one week prior to the workshop date. This helps us to cover shipping to our workshop host.
  • If you have pre-registered and are unable to attend, kindly let us know! We are preparing ahead for your participation. 


Getting Started Registration Form
Please complete and mail this form to HOME at least one week prior to the event you wish to attend.

HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
Getting Started registration 2018.pdf
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