How much does it cost to educate your children at home? How much do you want to budget? Sure, you can spend the cost of private school tuition per year in homeschooling expenses. But you can just as easily spend very little. An expensive curriculum will not guarantee “success.” In fact, given that some expensive packaged materials were designed to serve the needs of a classroom and not the individual student, you may find the opposite to be true.
“…[Y]ou might not need to purchase a lot of resources designed primarily for educational purposes. You already have a wealth of ‘unintentional’ learning resources if you simply look for learning opportunities that surround your children in real life.” — Cathy Duffy, 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
On the other hand, some curriculum publishers keep cost in mind and offer quality products at a reasonable price. With online access (something you definitely have!) and access to a good library, you may find you are more than halfway there.
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Christian Liberty Press
Reasonably priced educational offerings.
Rod and Staff Publishers
Milestone Ministries, online sellers of Rod & Staff curriculum. Quality Bible-based textbooks at a low cost.