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This website and all of the information on it were the result of hundreds of hours of hard work. I have many people to thank, whose help was invaluable.

Certainly, without the free exchange of information from the homeschooling community in NYC, especially NYCHEA (New York City Home Educatorsí Alliance) and the Bronx group founded by Carmen Sampayo, the lists here would not be so complete.

A special thanks to Penny Kjellberg, for insisting that I do this, to Joanna Lodin for her support and resources, and a big thank you to Julia Attaway for her wealth of information and anecdotes which are freely quoted on this website.

Thanks to Gerald Spigel, my dear husband, and to our good friend Michael Frederic, for helping to make phone calls and update information. Thanks also to the many teachers who freely gave me their favorite recommendations for the resource lists; special thanks to Robin Schwartz, Susan Kramer, and most of all Elba Marrero.

The design, organization, and technical labor on this website was artfully executed by the multi-talented Heather Wood, author of 101 Marvelous Money-Making Ideas for Kids, among other titles. I could never have done this without you, Heather.

The pop-up book logo for HomeschoolNYC was a joint collaboration between myself and Kalman Spigel, my son, to whom I am also indebted.

A final heartfelt thanks to my family for their patience and understanding while I spent endless hours at the computer. Thank you all!

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