inding local homeschooling support is tough. Finding a Muslim homeschool group in your area—even harder. Trust me, I understand and know firsthand. This is one of the many driving forces behind Laylah’s Classroom. The benefits of joining a Muslim homeschool group are plenty.
- Motivation and encouragement from individuals who can empathize with your struggles and victories.
- Added wisdom from individuals who have more experience and possess the same Islamic beliefs and values.
- A change in the usual routine. Different skill sets of individuals lead to new, creative activities and experiences for your children.
- Socialization—for you and your kids! It can get pretty lonely homeschooling at times.
The list could go on! If you’re having trouble finding a group of like-minded individuals nearby to collaborate with on a regular basis, here are a few things you can try:
Check the masjid in your area.
This is how I found my local Muslim homeschool group. If there’s no overt advertisement for a group, ask around.
A sister who doesn’t homeschool might know of someone who does.
Search Facebook groups.
Again, this is another great way I found a few amazing homeschool support groups. In fact, I made an incognito social media account JUST to be a part of these groups.
Facebook groups make it effortless to ask questions, sell curriculum, share great resources, and organize events. Try searching terms such as: “Muslim homeschoolers in [your location]”, “Muslim homeschooling”, and “Islamic homeschooling”.
When in doubt Google it.
Search google for established Muslim homeschool networks in your area. You can try searching similar terms as the ones listed above.
I recently met a sister who is the coordinator of a Muslim homeschool network in Australia. She manages roughly 50 homeschooling families. These organizations really do exist!
Attend a convention.
What if you live in an area with a low Muslim population?
What if you could reap these benefits without having to waste so much time searching locally? You can! And it’s a concept I’m sure you’ve heard of before—a convention.
At the very core, a convention is a large gathering of people for the sake of a shared common interest. A convention provides a set time and date where individuals can unite and connect over this interest, network with similar individuals, and learn more together.
An Islamic homeschool convention would provide an opportunity for Muslim homeschoolers to participate in useful workshops for productivity, self-development, and teaching methodology; learn from the shared experience of professional speakers; and browse Islamic vendors filled with non-secular products and resources perfect for their homeschool and household.
There’s essentially no work involved. You just show up, benefit, and enjoy.
We’ve got you covered!
Laylah’s Classroom has taken all of the above into account, and we’re pioneering the FIRST-EVER Islamic Homeschool Convention.
Technology has allowed us to provide everything online, connecting more people with ease. That’s right—you can network and learn with other Muslim homeschoolers all from the comfort of your own home!
Check out more about our upcoming convention here. And we’d love to know—how did you find your local Muslim homeschool group?