Parents making plans for homeschool co-op |

Parents making plans for homeschool co-op

Sara Thompson

Inspired by Tahoe Parents Nursery School, a few parents want to start a homeschool version of the successful co-op.

The nursery school was founded in 1958, and the “co-op” concept means parents of all the students participate.

Caroline Hansa, one of the parents interested in a co-op homeschool, said the group wants to create a social environment for homeschool children while giving parents a chance to network.

Yolanda Nussdorfer, who has two children, said she likes the homeschool method.

“I love watching him learn,” Nussdorfer said. “I don’t want to miss it when he’s gone all day.”

Hansa said the co-op would serve children in the kindergarten through second-grade range. Younger siblings of the students also would be encouraged to attend. For example, Hansa’s son Emerson is 5, but his 2-year-old sister Emery also would be welcome at the co-op school.

At the group’s next meeting, parents will be discussing the curriculum for the start of the school year in September.

Those who are interested are invited to attend the meeting at 4 p.m. today at The Independent Learning Academy, 1100 Lyons Ave. For more information, e-mail

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