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 Yahoo 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.


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.

 

Homeschool in the Hills Tween/Teen Co-op

Open Group meeting at the First Congregational Church,Thomaston, CT (near Waterbury). Homeschool In The Hills is a tween/teen cooperative learning program for homeschoolers, and at present is run informally with some general planning groups and parents within the community assuming various roles such as teachers, class facilitators, supervisors, planners, and more. These parents volunteer their time and skills and everyone in the group benefits. Homeschool In The Hills also offers children the opportunity to participate in a homeschool choir. The co-op members plan various Field Trips around the State. Homeschool In The Hills programs are run separately from the First Congregational Church and our cooperative is completely inclusive – all are welcome. We have members from all across the state.

Serves: Entire State
Contact: Pam Pinto -

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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Daughters Of Zion (DOZ)

DOZ is a liturgical worship group for homeschooling Christian girls, ages 5 and up. The girls use tambourines, streamers, flags, fans, and dance in worship. The group generally meets on Friday afternoons in Vernon-Rockville from September to Thanksgiving and then again from March to May. There is also a DOZ 1-week summer camp.

Serves: Entire State
Contact: Elayna Lindblom -
Website: www.dozct.org

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Quiet Corner Homeschool Group

Quiet Corner Homeschool Group is an open, secular group that welcomes and supports all styles of home schooling. We are loosely organized, and have no official leadership. Instead, we network to reach out to each other, and to new families, to help them in their journey, provide information, organize field trips, and make new homeschooling friends. Field trips and activities are independently organized by members networking via our Facebook page. Events and offers emailed to the Facebook address (www.facebook.com/groups/268476756562076) will be posted on that page for members. Facebook is our primary meeting place online. It is a closed, private group.

Serves: We largely exist in the Northeast corner of CT, but welcome families from anywhere in CT, RI, and MA who would like to reach out to other families. Our members are also affiliated with many other regional homeschool groups.
Contact: Audrey Hussey - 

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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 -

Paideia Homeschool Co-op Association

Paideia was created by a military family with a heart to bring Connecticut families together, building friendships while raising our children in the ways of the Lord. Paideia is led and run by homeschool moms. We strive to provide our homeschool families with opportunities to learn and play together. We offer weekly academic lessons, monthly field trips, Mom’s night out, Dad outings and family dinner fellowships. At Paideia we also believe it is important to encourage moms in the difficult yet extremely important calling to raise the next generation of Christians in a fun, loving, Christ-centered environment. We meet in Uncasville, CT. To join this group you will need to sign a statement of faith.

Serves: Southeastern CT
Contact: Carlos or Sara Estevez -
Website: paideiahomeschool.wixsite.com/mysite

William Wilberforce Communicators (WWC)

Do you want your students to think critically and communicate effectively? To learn 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 will be meeting in Niantic, CT for the 2019-2020 season–days and times TBD in July.

Contact:

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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 Tuesdays at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. (These are generally not open to non-co-op members.)

Serves: Bethel, Newtown and surrounding areas
Contact: Valorie Delp -
Website: changehomeschoolin.wix.com/change-cooperative

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 - 

Great Ways to Home Educate (GWHE)

GWHE welcomes all families, regardless of their faith, curriculum choice, or teaching style. The location of activities varies depending upon the interests of our members. We currently run the following activities: Co-ed Soccer, Used Curriculum Fair, Support Group Meetings, New Homeschooler Information Nights, Spelling Bee, Annual Picnic, Science Classes, Engineering Day, Teen Group, and many more.

Serves: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven County Homeschoolers
Contact: Tonya Mankowski, President -
Website: www.gwhe.org

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: Mary Del Re - or Kathy Gardecki
Website: www.hopehomeschoolct.com

Simplicity Schole

Simplicity Schole is a faith-based common ground for families pursuing a true Classical (Charlotte Mason included) approach to education. We provide consistent, connected community; curriculum guidance/sharing; and lively and challenging discussions and workshops with experienced, knowledgeable facilitators for both adults and 1st-12th grade students. We emphasize the search for truth, goodness and beauty through the study of the liberal arts and great books. We regularly engage in “restful learning” together, and encourage one another in implementing it in our homes when we are not together. Contemplation, conversation and reflection coupled with hands-on engagement with the world, is at the core of our approach. Participating families commit to a course of study that includes Arithmetic and Story in 1st-3rd grades; Writing, Latin, and Great Books are added in 4th-6th grades; and Science, Logic and Rhetoric through 12th grade; Bible, History, Natural History, Citizenship, Music, and Art are “optional” parts of our journey; and only a few of any of these are explored in community at any given moment (multum non multa—not many things, but much!).

Serves: Northern Fairfield County
Contact: Laura Danner -

Regina Caeli Academy

Regina Caeli Academy is a hybrid homeschool resource center in the Catholic tradition offering academic and extra curricular classes for homeschoolers. Our nationally accredited program serves PreK-3 - 12th grade students. Students attend university style classes taught using the Socratic method two days per week and are home schooled the remaining days. RCA provides a highly structured environment to support the values of the Catholic faith taught in the home. We use the Mother Of Divine Grace Classical Curriculum. Our mission is family-centered, grounded in the Magesterium, and devoted to excellence in classical education. We meet in Fairfield County at 254 Danbury Road, Wilton , CT 06897.

Serves: Fairfield County
Website: www.rcahybrid.org/Centers/Fairfield_County_Connecticut for contact information and enrollment

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Southbury Family Tutorial Co-op (SFTC)

Academic co-op for home school students, 7th-10th grade. SFTC is a partnership of private tutors and co-op parents offering academic support to your homeschooling. We are not a school, but we offer families a group experience to compliment other studies. We require regular attendance, class participation, and accountability in the completion of all assignments.

Contact: Jenn Brittin - for registration and information packet.

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
Contact:

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: Greater Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Bristol, Waterbury and Cheshire area
Contact:

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 on Tuesday mornings. Each month, September through June, we plan a field trip, FUNdraiser for missions and two meeting days. Meeting days include Chapel Time (worship, Bible Time, missions focus), Mom’s Time Bible study and classes such as art, science, Spanish, soccer, creative writing, worship dance and activities for preschoolers as well.

Serves: East Hampton, Middletown, Glastonbury, Cromwell, Colchester, Marlborough, Portland and surrounding areas
Contact: Jen Pietruszka -
Website: www.homeschool-life.com/CT/reach

Redwoods Homeschool Community

Redwoods Homeschool Community is a Christian support group dedicated to creating community and building opportunities for homeschool families to gather, learn, and give back. We aspire for homeschoolers to be encouraged, equipped, and engaged in their home education journey. You are invited to join if you are home educating at least one child, grades K to 12th. There is no statement of faith to sign, but we ask members to follow the Code of Conduct. We offer field trips, mom’s nights, recesses, holiday parties, winter clubs, and more.

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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