Homeschool Classes and Learning Opportunities in New York

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Homeschool Classes and Learning Opportunities

Homeschool Classes and Learning Opportunities in New York

Whether it is about “socialization”, following your child’s interests, or if you want to just get out of the house and have someone else teach your children something we have created a list of classes open to homeschoolers and other learning opportunities here in New York.

Homeschool Classes

Are you looking for classes geared towards homeschoolers here in New York? Every year New York City organizations and institutions advertise more courses for homeschooled children as well as public school students.  Here are some courses created just for homeschoolers:

 

Remember that NY is always cutting budgets or creating new things, so the things listed are subject to change and I will try to keep up with it as much as possible.

 

Thinking outside the box

It is great to think outside the box when it comes to finding ways to teach our children. Using our local environment and not staying stuck in our “classrooms”, truly helps us connect with the world. You can find educational opportunities everywhere. Think outside the box, your local supermarket, post office, local courts or congress offices, local pet stores, veterinarians, doctor offices and so on can help your children learn in a new environment and a more hands-on approach. When we begin to look at things in this new way, we open up to new learning opportunities.

Going Hyperlocal

It is always a good idea to learn more about what is happening in your local area. Calling or visiting the websites of your local museums, schools (especially colleges) and asking about classes and internships for homeschooled children is a great way to get your children outside and learning. If you are looking for a specific internship or class, try using Google to search your area for example theater internship NYC, or Marine Biology internship NYC. Have conversations with your friends and neighbors, visit local shops and services and learn about what is going on right in your own backyard. You may find a great internship opportunity or even an “after-school” job at your local veterinarian office or pet store.

Affordable and Free Opportunites for Learning

Don’t discount your local library.The public library system in our area, being the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library, is one of the finest in the world, and part of what makes our city great. Any branch will loan you teaching materials for free, including books, audiobooks, tapes and CDs, videos and DVDs, and they will deliver them to your local branch. They also offer classes and workshops. Homeschoolers are eligible for educator’s library cards which allow you to take out a lot more books (up to 100 books and 10 DVDs and request up to 50 holds and keep books out for as long as 60 days, of course, you will need proof of homeschooling. Get the details here. Don’t underestimate your local library and the incredible free resources they provide.

idNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents age 14 and up, which gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are–New Yorkers. Benefits include free admission to a long list of museums and cultural institutions.
Free Programs in NYC Public Schools, New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities, from paid museum internships to free science research programs. The free and low-cost programs are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support and supplement what is being taught in your homeschool.
Homeschool doesn’t always have to take place in your home, feel free to take learning on the road, outdoors and in your neighborhood.

FOR HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT, JOIN OUR HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUP ON FACEBOOK.

 

LET US KNOW!

Have you used any of these resources? What was your experience with them? Do you have any other class or learning opportunities here in New York you want to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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