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PPLD helping homeschool families with resources

Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 17, 2020

EL PASO COUNTY — Monday marked the first day of back to school for several school districts in the Pikes Peak Region. Still, other school districts have delayed the start of their school years and some families have decided to ditch public school and homeschool on their own.

For many, it means turning to the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) resources in order to make it happen.

"We're really trying to see what we can do for teachers, for parents, and for students," Melody Alvarez, Dir. of Family and Children's Services at PPLD said, "as a parent, you're going to be balancing life, parenting, family, teaching."

Alvarez says the demand for resources is too soon to tell. However, with online resources available- there are databases for families to get started with on its website.

PPLD is currently looking at ways it can be of service for families making the transition. In addition to digital resources, there are also many physical resources for families to use.

The library is also looking at ways it can offer programs for an increased interest in homeschooling. One of the ways it's being done is through stress management seminars.

This week, PPLD is hosting a virtual workshop for parents looking to begin homeschool. Information can be found here: Homeschooling: Where to begin?