Homeschool Advice from an Expert

What will your homeschool look like in the coming year? Here’s some “expert advice” from Nancy Bjorkman, an incredible source of wisdom and encouragement.

Shopping for Curriculum

Of course, every child is unique and every homeschool is different, but Kathy Kuhl offers some generalized helpful steps to shopping for homeschool curriculum.

Discovering & Developing Your Child’s Learning Styles

Discovering & Developing Your Child's Learning Styles

Who knows your child better than you; right? Perhaps you’re fairly confident that you already know what your child’s primary learning style is. Even so, you’ll benefit and enjoy the process of taking just a few minutes to bop through this concise learning styles checklist. You’re likely to immediately identify a predominant style for your particular child. Then take note … Read More

What Can the School Require Homeschooling Families to Submit?

What Can the School Require Homeschooling Families to Submit?

“Can the school require me to provide that information?” “Do I have to file that form?” “Is that a legal mandate?” NICHE receives questions like these all year long – but especially at back-to-school time.  One of the many services we provide is assistance in clarifying and meeting homeschool legal requirements in Iowa.  While the Iowa law and rules governing … Read More

Which Homeschool Option Is Right for Your Family?

Which Homeschool Option Is Right for Your Family?

Every Iowa homeschooling parent has to choose a homeschooling legal option.  Some of you have been homeschooling for years using the same legal option every year. Some of you have utilized a variety of options during your homeschooling years. Some of you are just starting to homeschool and are facing the decision for the first time.  Regardless, you can use … Read More