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Free Homeschool Information Fair

Join fellow homeschoolers at a free Homeschool Information Fair and get discount certificate to the Wholistic Learning at Home Mini-Conference!

A couple of weeks ago, homeschooling mom Megan Zeydel contacted me to participate in a free homeschooling information fair. Megan has generously arranged for the fair to take place at the Sylvan Community Center in Citrus Heights and has invited a number of vendors to participate.

Homeschool Fair (free)
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
4 – 7 pm

Wholistic Learning Resources will be at the fair with information on our upcoming 2016 Fall Session of classes, offered in several locations.

In addition, we will have information on the upcoming Wholistic Learning at Home Mini-Conference including discount certificates to the Conference. Certificates will allow participants to attend the Conference for a reduced fee of $25 per person. (Regular fee is $60; early registration until 7/25/16 is $45.)


Thank you to our sponsors!

Pulling together the many pieces to make a conference happen takes time, energy and effort. I am so grateful to the many folks who are helping WLR make this conference a success!

And a special thank you to our sponsors! Please be sure to check out the many resources they have to offer homeschooling families.

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Early registration – still available!

Early registration discount for the Wholistic Learning at Home Conference has been extended to July 25th!

$45 for 1st attendee / $15 for 2nd attendee

Group rates: 5 people for $75 or 10 people for $100 – great for co-ops, homeschool groups and friends!

Click here to register.

Join us for an interactive Keynote presentation with Rick Tan, a variety of workshops as well as local vendors, a raffle and more.

All are welcome!

August 6, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

American River Grange, 2720 Kilgore Road, Rancho Cordova, California

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We have raffle prizes!

Raffle Prizes









I am so grateful for the amazing group of homeschool friends and leaders that is coming together to make the Wholistic Learning at Home conference a success! And, our generous vendors are donating some wonderful raffle prizes! Take a look!

Raffle Prizes!

Basket of handwork supplies courtesy of Colors of Nature

$25 Gift Certificate to Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore

Books from Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore

$25 Gift Certificate for Wholistic Learning Resources 2016-17 school year

1-hour Ceramics Party for 6 children from Express Yourself Ceramics

More to come!


Partial Vendor List

Colors of Nature

Delta Empire Charter School

Discovery of Learning

Express Yourself Ceramics

Inspire Charter School

Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore

Thank you to our Conference Sponsor!

Thank you to our Conference Sponsor!



Wholistic Learning Resources

New! Group pricing for Conference!

I am so excited about the upcoming Wholistic Learning at Home Conference! We have an amazing line-up of speakers and workshop presenters. There is something for everyone—whether you are looking for more balance in your homeschooling life, more focus or inspiration, you will find amazing support, community and connections at the conference.

For those brand new to home education, we have a number of workshops that will help you find confidence and connect with your inner resources as you begin this amazing journey.

And we just made it easier for you to attend with your homeschooling friends! Special group pricing is available:

5 people for $75 ($15 each)
10 people for $100 ($10 each)

How does it work? Call, e-mail, or Facebook message your friends! Share this page with them. One person in your group registers and pays online for the full amount (or you may pay with one check for the entire group to WLR, PO Box 19676, Sacramento, CA 95819; if paying by check, be sure to also complete the online registration form so we know who’s coming in your group.)

If you have any questions, call Sandi at 916-606-0799 or contact us online.

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Wholistic Learning at Home: Avenues & Inspiration

Mini-Conference for Home Educators

Saturday, August 6, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American River Grange, Rancho Cordova

Click here to register for the conference.

Join WLR & friends for hands-on classes and inspiration for parent home educators!

We will begin the day with joy and enthusiasm as Christiana Quick-Cleveland leads us in group singing. From there, Dr. Rick Tan, our Keynote Speaker, will guide home educators through a hands-on activity to develop a practical understanding of five key areas that impact homeschool life.

Make your childcare arrangements as this will be a parent-focused event. (Nursing infants welcome.)

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Thank you to our Conference Sponsor!

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors!

Conference Schedule

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Vendor Fair

9:00 a.m. Opening / Singing with Ms. Christiana Quick-Cleveland

9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Rick Tan, Waldorf Teacher, Homeschool Educator/Teacher/Consultant

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break / Vendor Fair

11:00 – 12:30 Session A Workshops
“Can We Talk?” – Talib Huff
Unschooling – Kathy Anuszczyk
Making Lucets & Main Lesson Basics

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch / Vendor Fair

1:30 – 3: 00 p.m. Session B Workshops
Homeschooling 101 – Audra Sterrett
Create Your Homeschool Mission Statement – Ciana Keller
Lucet & Kumihimo – Jennifer Tan

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Session C Workshops
Conscious Parenting – G’anna Burke
Healthy Movement & Games – Brian Wolfe
Kitchen Yoga & Finding Balance in Homeschooling – Ciana Keller & Sandi Russi

4:45 – 5:00 Closing

Vendor Fair

WLR is inviting “wholistically-minded” vendors to the event. If you would like to suggest a vendor to be added, please contact us.

Conference Fee

$45 Early Registration (by July 15th) / $15 for 2nd attendee from same family.
$60 after July 15th / $20 for 2nd attendee from same family

Click here to register for the conference.

Click here to view Workshop Descriptions

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Join Rick Tan for this outside-of-the-box keynote presentation at WLR’s upcoming Wholistic Learning at Home Parent Mini-Conference.


Rick will lead participants through a hands-on activity to develop a practical understanding of five key areas that impact homeschool life. Using the senses and imagination, gain insight and inspiration into your path as a home educator, while learning to balance personal health, homeschooling goals and family life. What an excellent way to kick off our mini-conference Rick and Jenn no glasses - Copytheme of “avenues and inspiration!”

To learn more about the Wholistic Learning at Home Parent Mini-Conference, click here. Read the workshop descriptions here. Register for the conference here.


New Central Sacramento Location!

WLR is pleased to announce our newest class site, conveniently located in the central Sacramento area!

Classes will begin Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento (UUSS), located at 2425 Sierra Blvd.

Classes at UUSS will include a new Kindergarten program with Ms. Ciana Keller; Astronomy & Measuring Time with Mr. Huff; Math Puzzles & Games and Problem Solving & Logic Games with Ms. Audra. In addition, we will offer Nature Notebooks, Beginning Knitting and a Ceramics program at

UUSS grounds and labyrinth

UUSS grounds and labyrinth

the new site.

Stay tuned for more information. Registration will open soon!

Climbing structure and play yard

Climbing structure and play yard

Playground at UUSS

Playground at UUSS


Classrooms 7 & 8

Save the date!

Parent educators: be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming mini-conference hosted by WLR this summer!

We are planning a full day of activities and hands-on workshops as well as “wholistic-minded” vendors. More information coming soon!

Please make childcare arrangements as we will be unable to accommodate children at the event. (Nursing infants welcome.)

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