This is an informational website on Canadian home based learning (homeschooling*)
resources, support, projects and events, as well as the "home
school"* laws and regulations that apply to
each Canadian province and territory.
To help you find what you're looking for, we've organized the site into several
sections. Visit the appropriate provincial section
for information specific to the province or territory where you live, and
explore the Canada-wide pages for general information common to all.
Are you a single parent homeschooler?
Help the research by filling out the survey!
Karen is a Canadian homeschooling mom who is writing a book on single parent homeschooling,
as a resource for those who do it and those who want to. From the 14 survey
questions (listed below) she hopes to gain insight into ideas, challenges,
ways of coping, and resources that single parents can use. From the stories
she will pick a few to feature in the book (assuming your consent, obviously).
Please send your survey replies to her directly at karenhendry
(add @quadro.net to complete the email address).
Single Parent Homeschooling Survey Questions
Why do you homeschool?
What is your single greatest challenge as a single parent who homeschools?
What are other challenges?
Is there family support?
What do you do when/if you don't have family support?
How do you work with your ex-spouse when it comes to homeschooling (this
is one more thing you have to communicate about)?
How do you manage finances and earn money?
How do you deal with any gaps in your own knowledge? How do you teach
subjects you are not comfortable or familiar with?
How do you stay organized?
How do you care for yourself?
How have you benefited from homeschooling?
How have your children benefited from homeschooling?
What would you do differently if you had the chance to do it again?
Please add any more thoughts and experiences you feel are relevant.
* A note about our change in name
There are several different terms used in reference to home based options
in childhood learning. "Homeschool" is one of the most commonly
used ones and was the first one we adopted.
The switch in our name from the term "homeschool" to the phrase
"home based learning" reflects the fact that, while some parents
do indeed take a structured classroom approach to home education, many of
us do not replicate school at home. The term "home based learning"
is broad enough to encompass both "school at home" and "unschooling"
approaches, and any other pedagogies and styles in-between.