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by Mary Ann

Maine Homeschool Organizations

Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME)

HOME was established in 1990 as a ministry to support Maine families in their God-given and constitutional right and responsibility to oversee the education of their children. Success is our hope and desire for every family that chooses to homeschool. Our ministry supports the family by monitoring legislation, holding an annual convention, providing workshops throughout the year, publishing our newsletter The Heart of HOME, providing free counseling to new and established homeschoolers, and much more.

Maine Homeschool Support Groups

Penobscot Valley Homeschool Association 4-H (PVHA4-H) Bangor

The central theme of 4-H education is "learn by doing." PVHA4-H is committed to assisting youth, and those adults working with them, in acquiring the knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society.

MidCoast Maine Homeschoolers Mid Coast area

A great place for Maine families that love all things learning. Local points of interest, field trip idea's, group field trips.

The Discovery Center for Arts and Sciences Midcoast Maine

A Homeschooling Community Center and Support Group in Midcoast Maine

A Gathering Place Southern Maine

A Gathering Place, in its 14th season, offers workshops,classes and activities,primarily through it's members ideas and other community offerings, in the Southern Maine area. Homeschoolers have joined together for yoga classes, singing, gardening, science classes, writing workshops, toothpaste making at Tom's of Maine, sewing, playtime at Children's Museum of Maine, field trips and lots of other exciting events that members have organized over the years.

Homeschoolers of Maine Local Support Groups Statewide

Support group contacts are sorted by region or county.

MaineHomeschooling Statewide

A statewide email discussion group for homeschoolers to discuss issues that are relevant to homeschooling in Maine. This is a diverse list and different points of view exist. Maine Homeschooling hopes to be a place where all homeschoolers can feel comfortable to find support, information, and also to post information that they find useful in homeschooling their children. Some of the topics you will see on the list include: different methods of homeschooling, help in getting started, national state legislation, resources, and announcements.

HomeSchool-ME Statewide

This is a list provided for all homeschooling families in the state of Maine to get to know one another. Since Maine has so much rural area, I felt that this list would be a great way for us to get to meet one another, share ideas and thoughts about homeschooling and keep up to date on the current events regarding our state and homeschooling.

Maine Homeschooling Swap Statewide

A place for Maine homeschoolers to buy and sell used curriculum, books, educational materials, computers, software, livestock and equipment, and items related to homeschooling.

Homeschool Support For Parents In Maine Statewide

Homeschooling and support go hand and hand. Without the support of at least one other person, homeschoolers often find that they are questioning themselves and the way that they have decided to school their children. When you think about it, is it really that hard to believe that it only takes one other person to remind you that your children will be okay, and that you are doing a great job?! I owe a great deal of my confidence to my support system that I have surrounded myself with. I am grateful to them. This group is intended to help you gain the confidence that you want and need, this group is also intended to make each other aware of upcoming activities. So post away! Ask questions, give comments, lend a hand, give praise, and remember that there just might be someone reading your post that needs that one person to offer support in their life today!

Western Maine Homeschool Support Network Western Maine

Western Maine Homeschoolers is a network of very diverse homeschooling families who get together when the mood strikes, for fun and/or learning. Anyone who wants a specific activity or service organizes it and shares it with others as appropriate.

Waterboro Homeschooling Organization York County region

A network of homeschool families that offer support to all families interested in or who are currently homeschooling.

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