So You've Decided to Homeschool...NOW What?

A 1-Hour Crash Course in Getting Started

Course Summary

You've made the decision, but what do you do now? Maybe you are planning your first year with a young learner, or ... Maybe you’re starting a few years in, or even mid-year. Can you really start mid-stream? What does homeschooling look like? Where do you begin? What should you expect? How can you ease the transition for all of you? How do you choose curriculum, and what will this cost? We’ll cover these topics and more in this one-hour presentation.

Course Curriculum

"Vicki has been so helpful to me with homeschooling support, advice, and curriculum."
Mallory S.

Homeschool mom

"I thought homeschool was 8 to 3 sitting in a desk doing what 'school' does. Vicki taught me that I could tailor it to what fit my family and our lifestyle, and that our 'classroom' was wherever the student could focus the best, not just school-at-home."
Angie H.

Homeschool mom of four

"We’ve  had Vicki speak at several events. She always does a fantastic job!  She’s very “real” and offers really great, practical help and encouragement. Our attendees always love her!"
Shelli W.

State organization leader, homeschool mom

Vicki Bentley Bentley

Meet Vicki Bentley, a joyful mother of eight daughters, foster mom to fifty children, and proud grandma to 23 wonderful grandbabies (plus eleven great-grandchildren). Alongside her husband Jim, she's homeschooled 17 children, and her workshops and articles reflect her understanding of the daily challenges facing homeschooling parents.

Since 1991, Vicki has been an integral part of local support group and state organization leadership, providing invaluable guidance and support to homeschooling families in Virginia and beyond. Her 11 years on the executive board and convention committee of the Home Educators Association of Virginia, development of consultant training there, and her 15+ years of service nationally at HSLDA as an educational consultant and group services director underscore her commitment to empowering parents, students, and leaders on this homeschooling journey.

Vicki blogs at and has authored countless magazine articles, as well as such essential books/resources as My Homeschool Planner, The Everyday Family Chore System, Everyday Cooking, and Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers, and she is a contributor to Help! I Just Pulled My Kids Out of School! (Coming soon: High School 101: Blueprint for Success) 

As a sought-after speaker at conferences and online events across the nation, Vicki shares practical insights and encouragement gleaned from her years of experience. Through her workshops, writing, and mentoring, she has empowered thousands of families to homeschool with confidence.

Course Pricing

  • So You've Decided to Homeschool...NOW What?
  • Free

    Crash course in getting started - 1 hour video workshop