Please forgive me as I'm all over the place.
We live in Maryland and according to the law DS needs to be enrolled for school of some sort when he turns 5. We thought of putting him in pre-k (he'll be 4 this summer) but, of course, he needs to be 100% potty trained and he's not. We thought of homeschooling as we love his company and our schools aren't that great. The one closest (the one I attended) now only goes to 5th grade and then he'd be transferred to city school (about 45 minutes 1 way from home) which are awful. The school I'd like him to go to is a county over and we'd have to pay tuition.
Anyway, I've been reading some books and trying to figure this all out. We hope that trying out pre-k we would know if we want to officially go forward with Kinder and such. How do you decide what to do? How do you choose whether to use an umbrella school or do the record keeping on your own? So, uhm, help?