Hi. Please excuse the typos, I just got up. There are a lot of free and inexpensive materials out there and really there is no need to join a program. We have been homeschooling for 12 1/2 years and my first son (we have 4 sons)at 18, is graduating college in June with honors The important thing to remember is to have fun and when its not working- try something else..teach/instill/facilitate the love to learn something/anything that way your child/children will extend his/her interests for him/herself. This works for kids that have no problems and kids that do and it is okay to skip a day, do something on a weekend, work at night.. etc.. you are the admin.