Children's Services has a Professional Collection of books for Early Childhood Educators. Here you'll find a wealth of materials on all subjects like literature, science, math and social studies. We also have popular educational magazines and journals as well a collection of "Big Books" and videos to share with your class. So come in and check us out! All of these materials are available to anyone with a library card from a Suffolk County library.
Links for Homeschoolers
A to Z Home's Cool (http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/)
A homeschooling mom offers philosophical reasons for teaching at home as well as links to subject-specific pages for kids.
About Homeschooling (http://homeschooling.about.com/)
This gateway for homeschooling resources includes topical articles as well as regular features such as a parent blog, state requirements, curriculum guides and printables.
Home Education Magazine (http://www.homeedmag.com/)
Selections from the print magazine along with up-to-date homeschooling information, free online newsletters and networking lists.
Home School Legal Defense Association (http://www.hslda.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1)
Offers information on many of the legalities associated with educating at home. Gives state laws, and many resources for those new to this field.
Homeschool World (http://www.home-school.com/)
The official site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine offers articles and forums on homeschooling, lists homeschooling conferences in the US.
Homefires: The Journal of Homeschooling Online (http://www.homefires.com/)
Offers a selection of some of the best articles and opinion pieces that have appeared in the print version.
This massive site includes links to information from subscribing to a newsletter to online courses and facilitates connection with other homeschooling parents.
NHERI: National Home Education Research Institute (http://www.nheri.org/)
This non-profit research and educational organization produces statistics and technical reports on home education and serves as a clearinghouse of research for educators and policy makers.
New York State LEAH: Loving Education at Home (http://www.leah.org/)
Offers support group information, legal issues, special needs resources, and curriculum vendors, among many others.