This friendly & supportive group is currently geared for children approximately kindergarten age through early teen, although we have no age restrictions and siblings are always welcome. We plan to expand our activities to accommodate all ages as our children grow and our membership increases.
We are a secular group that encourages diversity and our members vary in homeschooling styles, religions, political views, family structures, and probably anything else you can think of.
Our activities are located primarily in the San Francisco - East Bay Area, most commonly in San Leandro, Castro Valley & Hayward. Our weekly park day is on Tuesday.
This group identifies as a community. Communities exist and thrive when all members are active and engaged. We are not just a network or a calendar of events, we are here for the connection. The things we do are possible because we are all working together to make this a fun, caring, and supportive homeschool community. We want to help our children build lasting friendships and at the same time build those kinds of relationships for ourselves too.
Our weekly park day is an important part of our developing community and the best place to come socialize and connect with the group. We expect every member to be an active participant in some way and require members to attend an event at least once every 90 days. This group is more than just an online resource, we do need to see you in person. :)
We meet for field trips, craft activities, park days, learning events, nature walks, social activities, and lots of hanging out and having fun. We feel that activities for our children are very important, but we also think that it's important for the parent who stays home to get some time to themselves too, so we have a parent's book club and a reoccurring parent's night (or day) out.
We don't offer classes or structured learning situations. To learn about those type of activities offered in the Bay Area, we recommend joining Bay Area Homeschool Field Trips (BAHFT) at https://groups.yahoo.com/groups/BAHFT or checking out Outschool's calendar of events at outschool.com.
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