Resources: Groups and Co-ops

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Supporting parents through their homeschooling journey is part of our mission here at CT Homeschooling Magazine. Below you will find links to support groups, both local and state wide as well as educational opportunities open to homeschooling families.

Homeschool  Groups:

Classical Kids Network

“We are a group of homeschooling families who share resources and plan events to help educate our children.”

Parents of CT Homeschooled Teens

This is an inclusive social group for teens with events across the state.

Young Homeschoolers of Fairfield County

This is an inclusive support group for all homeschoolers in Fairfield County. It is a place to connect with other families, plan playdates and field trips, share educational information and support, and list local events that may be of interest to other homeschoolers. The focus of the group is on young homeschoolers: toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children.

Waterbury Area Homeschool Group

Homeschool CT Shoreline

If you’re a home schooling parent living close to the CT Shoreline / New Haven / Old Saybrook area who is looking for fellow home schooling families to connect with then this is the group for you! This is a place where home schooling families from Southern CT can connect with each other, socialize, make friends, set up events & playdates, ask questions, share ideas, explore resources, network together and have fun!

Bethel Area Homeschoolers: Primarily a social group for homeschoolers and unschoolers.

Classical Conversations: Classical Conversations has communities in Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford, and Groton.

Great Ways To Home Educate

Provides support, information, and enrichment activities for approximately 100 families. We are available to all who have chosen to educate their children at home, regardless of faith, curriculum choice, or teaching style.

Free in CT

Informational site for homeschoolers in southwestern CT and adjoining areas — meet other homeschoolers, exchange ideas, organize events, and get help and support.

Christian Homeschooling Adults Leading Kids (CHALK)

CHALK is a Christian homeschool support group for families in Milford, Stratford, Orange, West Haven and surrounding areas. Offers support and information, field trips, family gatherings and mom’s night out.

LEAF Home Learners Network

LEAF or “Learning Enrichment Active Fellowship “ is a network of home learners that welcomes all homeschoolers in communities in south-central Mass, northern RI, and northeastern CT.

C.H.E.E.R.  : Cooperative of Home Educators East of the River  is an independent, unaffiliated member driven online based group that includes many families from  a variety of towns. They are simply networking and disseminating homeschool information.

Eastern CT Homeschoolers : A group for families who home school (or are thinking about home schooling) in Eastern CT. This is a group to share the homeschooling experience with other families in the area. Would love to see meet-ups, working together on projects and sharing talents so that children will be able to make friends and learn at the same time.

Litchfield County Christian Homeschool Association

L.C.C.H.A. has been serving the homeschooling community in northwestern Connecticut in a wide variety of ways since 1992. Our purpose is to support and encourage one another as we home educate our children and train them to love and serve the risen Lord, Jesus Christ. There are no membership fees.

Homeschool Co-ops:

SEED Co-op – Greenwich

We are a co-op that is primarily run by parents; however, there are times when we will hire profesionals to teach.  All adults have a background checks done before they can teach any class. We are a Christian Co-op that welcomes people of all faith backgrounds. You do not need to sign a faith statement, but while at the co-op, we ask that you and your children respect the Christian faith.

Greenspring Co-op – Middletown

Greenspring Co-op in Middletown will be offering; Hands on science, artist trading cards, latin, glee club, piano, guitar, American sign language, theatre, a dinosaur study intensive and more.

In The Hills Tween/Teen Co-op

Located at The Phoenix Rising Art Center which is located on Main Street in Thomaston.

Monday Homeschool Classes in the Manchester area: a non-profit organization with the mission of providing enriching and cooperative learning experiences to homeschooling families, in an environment that promotes the love of learning. Classes take place at the Lutz Children’s Museum and Oak Grove Nature Center.

Connecticut Homeschool Law and Policies:

Connecticut Homeschool Network

 

Homeschooling Through High School – Teen Programs (Academic and Social) *several of the programs listed also have offerings for younger students*

Education without Walls

Offers a wide range of classes for high school and middle school students. Students can pick and choose their classes according to interest, or enroll in academic classes to meet graduation requirements.

(860) 350-3006

Phoenix Homeschool Group

A highly academic program offering classes for students ages 7-18. High school classes are honors level and/or AP certified. Academic classes meet Tues/Thurs weekly. Academic classes are taught by professional tutors. Extracurricular classes are offered on Fridays, offering performing arts, cooking, photoediting, crafting, soccer and outdoor games, dance and Model UN.

HS College Bound – The Blend

The Blend, located in Bethel, offers students structured high-level high school content—math, science, history & literature in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere. Classes meet one day per week on site and one day online.

The center and staff  enable teens to take charge of their own education, in a healthy supportive environment, to learn what they need, in the ways that serve them best. Beacon offers a flexible, customizable schedule.

 

Know of a resource we missed? Please email cthsmag@gmail.com

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