The Irvine Nature Center has two homeschool programs you might be interested in. Forest Dreamers for students ages 4-6 and Earth Dreamers for students ages 5-14. You can take the classes in these 13-week programs individually or as a suite. More information is available at explorenature.org.
The United States House of Representatives have passed H.R. 6757 to expand 529 savings plans to include homeschooling. Under the current tax code, parents and grandparents can only put aside funds for religious and private schooling. The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate.
The Fort Hood Child and Youth Services School Liaison Office hosted a homeschool resource fair this past Friday for military families homeschooling their children. CYS offers assistance to homeschool parents in the military. Any families interested in homeschooling or who need assistance may contact the the School Liaison Office.
Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow, appeared on Good Morning America to promote his new book. In the interview with Jessica Mendoza (who also homeschools her children) he talked about his mission to reach kids who are homeschooled and let them know that it’s OK to be different.
The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students grades K through 12 a day of fun and engaging programs that highlight important natural and space science concepts. Programs are available for grades K-4. A lab about pond life is available for grades 5-12. All programs are curriculum and grade-level targeted and taught by the museum’s professional educators. All programs include a self-guided visit of museum exhibits and are offered at a discount to homeschool families. Visit thevlm.org for more information and to register.