TEACH CT - The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers

CT Support Groups

This directory of Connecticut support groups is for the benefit and encouragement
of homeschooling families and is not to be used for soliciting business.



 

Click on the map above to view a list of support groups in that region.
Note that some groups overlap into more than one region.

TEACH-CT Groups

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TEACH CT Homeschoolers

TEACH welcomes you to join the TEACH CT Homeschoolers Facebook group. The group format allows us to discuss homeschooling matters of interest to you, keep you up to date on what is happening with homeschool law, and encourage one another! Although we do not require members to agree with a statement of faith, we operate from a Biblical perspective as expressed in our statement of faith at www.teachct.org/about-us. Members will be expected to respect that worldview. This is a closed group. People who ask to join will be asked 3 questions before being admitted to the group. Please read our rules and respond to the questions. If we haven’t seen a response from you in 3 days, your request to join will be denied.

TEACH CT Group for Leaders

TEACH CT Leaders! You are the people who make things happen for individuals. You direct, guide, inform, and inspire. TEACH CT wants to support you in that role. This is a closed Facebook group designed specifically for Christian homeschool leaders in Connecticut. Although we do not ask members to sign a statement of faith, please understand that we operate by a Biblical worldview as reflected in our statement of faith as posted at www.teachct.org/about-us. It is a safe place to post your challenges and your hard questions. So, go ahead. Let’s hear what’s on your mind. Click here to join the TEACH CT Group for Leaders!

Statewide Groups

Connecticut Homeschoolers’ Inclusive

CT Homeschoolers’ Inclusive is a statewide Facebook Group whose mission is to connect and support CT homeschoolers regardless of geographic location, method of instruction or religious affiliation. For more information or to join the group, visit the CT Homeschoolers’ Inclusive website.

Classical Conversations (CC)

CC believes the purpose of education is to know God and to make Him known. Their objective is to lead the home-centered education movement by equipping parents and students with the classical tools of learning needed to discover the order and beauty of God’s creation and to inspire others to do the same. Visit the Classical Conversations website for more information and click on “Community Search” to find a community near you.


Groups By Region of the State

This section is organized by the following regions of the State: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Central, Southwest, Southeast, and Shoreline.

 

Fellowship Christian Homeschool Cooperative (FCHC)

FCHC exists to glorify God by supporting, encouraging and mentoring homeschool families. We strive to encourage parents to train their children “in the way they should go” by operating in a Christ centered environment that encourages Biblical foundations.  We do require that participants agree and adhere to our faith statement (see below) and acknowledge God’s absolutes.  We are a traditional co-op model where everyone participates. Our focus is on ages 10 and over, but younger siblings are considered.

Serves: We meet in New Milford and welcome families from the Greater New Milford area and beyond
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Mission/Faith Statement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MwaKdEQQp3C-icEJOmFMGh4d0P_jxTFJIxn6KFUTID0/edit

Litchfield County Christian Homeschool Association (LCCHA)

Christian group offering information and occasional field trips through its members. Available to LCCHA members that are actively homeschooling, or have homeschooled in the past and would like to be a source of support and encouragement for the current homeschooling families.

Serves: Litchfield County - mostly Torrington, Goshen, New Hartford, Barkhamsted, Winsted, Harwinton, Litchfield
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/720083518017744

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Eastern CT Homeschool Hub

The purpose of the Eastern CT Homeschool Hub co-op group is to help homeschool children in the Windham region become all that God has created them to be. Together we will discover and develop our gifts, knowledge, and identity in Christ. This is a vibrant new homeschool co-op led by veteran educator Ashley Pereira for students ages birth to 18. We meet weekly throughout the school year (September to June) at Christian Life Assembly Church in Willimantic CT. We alternate between classes (outdoor science, nature explorations, cooking, art, and much more!) and group outings (geocaching, bike parks, picnics, etc.). Class schedule includes group prayer, advisory time, classes according to age levels, whole group class, and lunch (BYO). Members are required to agree to a statement of faith as part of the registration process. Cost is $30 per child for the full 12 week semester. Full schedule, class descriptions, statement of faith, contact info, FAQs, and all details are at https://www.greatergoodconsultantsct.com/hub.

Serves: Eastern Connecticut
Contact: Ashley Pereira - 

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Calvary Homeschool Fellowship (CHF)

Homeschool cooperative under Calvary Chapel Eastern Connecticut. We are a group of Christian families who support each other in training our children in the ways of the Lord through a biblical worldview with home education. Our families work together to promote Christian values, character development, social and group skills, along with community involvement. We offer classes, service opportunities, community outreach, field trips, and fun outdoor adventures for our children and families to grow together in serving others. We strive to build and foster relationships, and support one another in our home education journeys while nurturing our children’s hearts and minds with God’s word. We require a signed statement of faith, background check, and adherence to a code of conduct based on scripture for attendance. Meets weekly in Uncasville, CT.

Serves: Eastern Connecticut
Contact: Sarah Renzoni -

Christian Homeschoolers Organization Of South East CT (CHOOSE CT)

Private group that requires a membership application and agreement with a statement of faith. Core activities: Curiosity Classes and Together on Tuesdays. Both events are held on Tuesdays. Curiosity Classes are member-exclusive, 60- to 90-minute fun classes. Together on Tuesdays operates as social time for both parents and children. It is open to any homeschooler of any age. Additional field trips and special events are also held during the year.

Serves: Gales Ferry, Ledyard, New London, Uncasville, Waterford, Montville, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington, Lebanon, Franklin, Jewett City, Canterbury, Dayville, and Marlborough
Contact: Heather Medic - or Trish Harris -

Koinonia Homeschool Co-op of Southern CT (KHC)

Serves and supports homeschooling families with children in Kindergarten-high school. A nursery is available for babies. We value a Titus 2 community where seasoned homeschool moms model their calling as mothers and teachers. Our values are held in fellowship, family, character and service. KHC has a drama club, robotics club, children’s choir and a wide array of electives. We offer core classes for transcript credit. We are fun and academic! Koinonia (formerly Paideia) was founded in 2016 by Sara and Carlos Estevez (stationed at the Coast Guard Academy). We have a heart to serve military families who are transitioning into the Groton area. We meet in Preston, CT. Classes start Sept. 10th. Limited spots available.

Serves: Southeastern CT
Contact: Kaye-leigh Doyle - 

William Wilberforce Communicators (WWC)

Do you want your students to think critically and communicate effectively? Would you like them to engage the culture in a biblical worldview in a manner which glorifies God and to enjoy learning and sharpening these skills? This is the mission of the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA), which employs the field of competition to motivate students to sharpen their speaking and debating skills. In keeping with the mission of NCFCA, WWC is a parent and student led speech and debate club that trains students aged 12-18 for NCFCA competition. Parent led junior speech activities may be available for children aged 8-11. Club meetings start in late summer and continue through January, with meetings scheduled as needed during the competition season. We meet in Preston, CT with a few online options.

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A Living Education CT

Charlotte Mason Moms Fellowship - Children are born persons; education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life; our job is to lay a rich feast of living ideas. Study and discuss CM philosophy, how to apply it in our homes, and provide free play time for our children. All ages. Monthly in Newtown CT.
Pebble & Pine Nature Outings - Hikes and field trips related to the study of our natural surroundings.
Teens & Tweens - A variety of monthly facilitated social and educational gatherings for ages 11-15.
Cottage school - A consistently-committed community with structured activities and symposium, where older children share presentations based on what they’ve been studying at home.

Serves: Northern Fairfield County and surrounding areas
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Christian Homeschoolers Acknowledging God in Education (CHANGE)

This group is open to families who are homeschooling a child in at least 3rd grade (as determined by age) or older. We meet two Fridays per month at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel. We are a Christian group who welcomes all. While we do not require a signed statement of faith, we do have a code of conduct that is based in Scripture. We offer extra-curricular and enrichment classes in a wide variety of topics including music, arts, science, etc. As an extension of our Friday gatherings we also offer fencing and high school level academic classes (history, literature and writing, French, art and robotics) on non-co-op Fridays at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown.

Serves: Bethel, Newtown and surrounding areas
Contact: Kari Beattie -

HS College-Bound

Roy and Diane Speed provide a range of services to families homeschooling through the high school years. At their website you’ll find free information resources, workshops for parents, and honors-level courses for teens.

Website: hscollegebound.com

Dayspring Christian Homeschoolers

Open Group meeting on the 4th Tuesday evening of each month, in alternating homes of members.

Serves: Lower Fairfield County, CT; Parts of Westchester County, NY
Contact: Lisbeth Miller - 

Homeschoolers Of Principles and Encouragement (HOPE)

HOPE is an open homeschool group serving the greater New Haven area. We meet weekly, on Thursdays, for classes, hikes, trips, and other activities. Our focus is to encourage each other and to work together to provide an atmosphere where our children can grow friendships with others who have an interest in the Lord.

Serves: Greater New Haven area; meets in Ansonia
Contact: Jennifer Frost - or Mary Del Re -
Website: www.hopehomeschoolct.com

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Families Assisting In Teaching Homes (FAITH)

Open group for K5 to 12th grade Christian families. Welcome calls from homeschoolers in the general area.

Serves: Meriden, Wallingford, Southington
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Learning In Godly Homes Together (LIGHT)

LIGHT is a cooperative Christian homeschool support group (K5 to 12th grade), made up of many families from various Christian denominations who seek to live out their faith, first of all, through a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and secondly, in accordance with the character, attitudes, and actions that are in agreement with traditional biblical Christianity. LIGHT families fellowship and cooperate together based on these conservative Christian values in order to strengthen, encourage, and support one another as Christian homeschooling families.

Serves: Southington, Bristol, Unionville, Torrington, Berlin, Wolcott, New Britain and surrounding areas
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Real-life Educational Adventures in Christian Homeschooling (REACH Co-op)

REACH’s mission is to create a community where Christian homeschooling families can come together for worship, fellowship, educational activities, service projects and field trip adventures. We meet weekly throughout the year. During our fall and spring semesters, we meet twice a month for classes and on the other weeks we meet for field trips, service projects or fellowship activities. Meeting days include Chapel Time (worship, Bible Time, prayer), Mom’s Time and classes for preschoolers through highschoolers. Classes change each semester but may include art, science experiments, music theory, choir, physical education, theater, photography, auto basics, impromptu speaking and chess club.

Serves: Central Connecticut, including the towns of Colchester, East Hampton, Portland, Moodus, Hebron, Andover, Marlborough, Glastonbury and surrounding areas.
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Website: www.homeschool-life.com/ct/reach/

Redwoods Homeschool Community

Redwoods Homeschool Community exists to reflect the love of Jesus Christ by cultivating community for homeschooling families through teaching and learning, enrichment activities, and community service. Members may participate in field trips, co-op classes, teen council, clubs, monthly fun days, recess, mom events, etc. RHC embraces Biblical principles, however, we do not require members to sign a Statement of Faith. We ask members to follow the Code of Conduct.

Serves: Bristol, Meriden, and surrounding towns
Contact: Kim Mariani -
Website: www.homeschool-life.com/ct/rhc

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GRACE Homeschoolers Alliance (Godly Rearing And Christ-Centered Education)

Open Christian group that requires members to accept a basic statement of faith. Our mission is to enable Christian homeschoolers throughout the greater shoreline area to connect, encourage, serve, support, and inspire one another, as we willingly commit to walk arm in arm and hand in hand together on the journey of homeschooling. GRACE members share ideas, information and resources, offer encouragement, pray for one another, and mutually provide regular fellowship opportunities for all ages and assorted educational, elective, and enrichment activities.

Serves: Our membership area extends across the south-central CT shoreline, primarily but not exclusively between East Haven and East Lyme, and includes inland towns along the CT River up to Middletown.

Website: www.homeschool-life.com/ct/grace

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