Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
I did not find it easy to connect with other home school groups locally. Not sure if where you live there is a greater or more active home group base but where I am, it was not easy to make a connection that I felt was well suited for us so I decided instead to independently connect with my local library branch. They have become not only a great source for materials but also for all kinds of classes and workshops that expand aspects of learning.
We initially decided to attend the Wednesday story time and my son loves it. There is a good-sized group that consistently meets in one of the rooms and the mostly moms (although there have been a few dads too) bring their kids and we have story time, enjoy music, social time and work on arts and crafts each week. The session is about 40 minutes long and we love it. They also offer monthly events related to science and other activities such as Lego building and even have special events like Trick or Treating for Halloween, Making Gingerbread Houses for Christmas, Easter Egg Hunts and Family Story Time for the entire family to participate together. We love Ms. Suzette and Ms. Jackie! They are always coming up with great ideas and do tons to provide a much-needed and appreciated service for our community. Check out your local library, community bulletin or online blogs. Ask friends, family, neighbors or acquaintances about home school groups in the area. Get connected somehow. Who knows, you might even meet other parents just like you and end up creating a home group network in your community. If those things do not offer options for you, it is still possible to engage in home schooling independently. I did it and you can too!