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Support groups? Co-ops?

Hello everyone,
I was wondering if there are any groups or co-ops in the Colchester area. I have a 5 year-old who I am planning on homeschooling. As kindergarten approaches I'm getting a lot of pressure to register her from a lot of family, to the point where I'm starting to doubt my decision. I need to surround myself with like minded people.

Also, wondering how your "kindergarten" homeschooling year went. I'm leaning toward more play than actual schoolwork. Thoughts?

Thank you! :)

Re: Support groups? Co-ops?

I live in Salem. I am not part of a group, per se, but could be a voice to offset those that are pressuring you :)
I currently have a son that is 5 as well as one that is 3 and 4 older ones as well. We have always homeschooled. We could talk about things in the area and just feel a bolster of support. YOU CAN DO IT! Don't be discouraged! Whatever direction you are leaning is because you know your child best. Easypeasy homeschool is free online and takes about an hour a day and will systematically cover the bases for you, making it easy to work in around play. My friend just started homeschooling as well after her son suffered in half-day kindergarten for almost the whole year. They are using this curriculum and he is loving learning again...without the pressure of being tied to a chair for so long and trying to learn things that he is just not ready for.