Local & State Groups
Support groups offer a way for those interested in homeschooling or new to home education to get information and support. They also offer opportunities for social activities, group learning, and networking. Find a support group near you in Colorado.
Resources
Not Back to School Camp

Not Back to School Camp is a non-denominational, non-religious homeschool camp. The camp offers workshops, spontaneous events, and special evening gatherings, bringing together campers who are excited about life and willing to be themselves and to reach out and connect with the others. 

Local & State Support Groups
Southwest Eclectic Homeschoolers
SW Eclectic Homeschoolers invite families in the Durango, Silverton, Cortez, Mancos, and Bayfield areas of Colorado as well as the Aztec, Cedar Hill, and Farmington areas of New Mexico to post any social or educational events or information on this site. This is a loose community of homeschoolers and unschoolers who welcome all regardless of educational methods or religious beliefs.
Holy Family Catholic Home Educators
Holy Family Catholic Home Educators is a group of Roman Catholic parents from the south metro area of Denver, Colorado, who have chosen to educate their children at home. Geographically, members generally live in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Centennial, Lakewood, Aurora, and South Denver.
St. Mary Littleton Home Educators
These are homeschool families who attend St. Mary Littleton Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado. Not everyone in the group belongs to St. Mary as their home parish. They are an informal subset of Holy Family Home Educators, which encompasses the greater Denver Metro area. The purpose of this group is to facilitate communication concerning events that would primarily be of interest to Catholic homeschooling families in this part of town.
Colorado Christian Unschoolers
A Colorado support group for Christians who use unschooling, delight-led, child led, spirit led, relaxed, delayed, and/or natural learning in their homeschool. This group also stands for traditional conservative Christian values.
Alpine Homeschool Alliance
Alpine Homeschool Alliance is an inclusive homeschooling group serving the San Luis Valley, Colorado. They embrace all lifestyles, belief systems, education styles and ages--all who homeschool or support homeschooling are welcome to join in. Areas served inclue Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Saguache, and Mineral counties.
Peterson Homeschoolers
The group consists of active duty, reserve and retired military members (plus, their families). We provide support towards the education of your child, no matter what your schooling style may be. And you don't have to live of Peterson AFB to be a member. Events include field trips, Mom's meetings, swimming lessons, gym time, and crafts.
Metro North East Homeschoolers
Metro North East Homeschoolers is a group comprised of a variety of families with many learning styles, with children ranging in age from infant through high school. Offers socialization opportunities, including weekly activities, field trips, park days, crafts and educational-based experiences. Member come from the northeast parts of metro Denver including Thornton, Northglenn, Arvada, Broomfield, and more.
Fort Collins Catholic Homeschoolers
Fort Collins Catholic Homeschoolers is a Catholic homeschooling support group for families in the Ft. Collins area. They provide support, information, and activities.
Roaring Fork Valley Homeschool Network
Roaring Fork Valley Homeschooling List is a group of families in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, who like to keep in touch and support each other on our homeschooling journeys. Some of the families are from outside this area. The ages of families range from teens to toddlers. They get together for field trips, play dates, curriculum idea sharing, special classes, but most importantly to support one other on a daily basis.
Christian Homeschoolers of Castle Rock
Christian Homeschoolers of Castle Rock is a private, non-profit, faith-based support group for Christian homeschoolers in the Castle Rock area of Douglas County, Colorado, who are teaching and training their children at home. They offer support to other Christian homeschool families by meeting regularly for encouragement, offering information about educational opportunities in the local area along with fellowship and instruction.
Summit County Homeschools
Summit County Homeschoolers is an eclectic community of families who homeschool in Summit County, Colorado. They gather together for support, fellowship, fun and learning opportunities.
Homeschoolers Under God (HUG)
Homeschoolers Under God is a Fort Collins Christian support group for families who are teaching their children at home. Their purpose is to provide support, encouragement, information, and group activities to member families.
Christian Faith Homeschool Fellowship
This is a family-oriented, Christian support ministry for home educators in the Aurora, Colorado, area. They offer fellowship with other homeschooling families, academic and social activities, information, and encouragement.
High Country Home Educators
Christian support group in Colorado Springs offering group activities, a monthly newsletter, legislative updates, field trips, monthly Mom's Night Out, high school graduation, and more.
Denver Catholic Homeschoolers
Denver Catholic Homeschoolers (DCH) is a homeschooling support group for Catholic home educating families in the Denver metro area (and surrounding areas of Colorado). This groups.io site is our online communication network. Our focus is on topics and discussions related to homeschooling and our Catholic faith and the promotion of educational and faith formation activities for Catholic homeschool families in our local community.  
Blue Skies: Unschooling in Colorado
Unschooling support group serving the Front Range from Denver to Fort Collins. Offers weekly park days, moms' night out, and other support. The purpose of this group is for parents and children to get together to play and to support unschoolers and people wanting to unschool in Colorado.
3-D Field Trips
This is an open-minded group of homeschoolers (traditional, waldorf, eclectic, free schoolers) and non-homeschoolers (school age kids and preschool kids) from the Evergreen/Conifer/Pine area, who get together on a regular basis for field trips and other activities. Outings range from hikes to museum trips to casual playdates, and parents get together for things like book club or wine night. This is a secular group with a variety of beliefs.
US Hwy 285 Homeschool Network
This group serves as an electronic bulletin board to facilitate communication among homeschool families of the U.S. Hwy 285 mountain corridor, specifically the Colorado front-range communities of Morrison, Evergreen, Conifer, Pine and Bailey. Membership is restricted to local residents only, please indicate your whereabouts when applying for membership. This group is more social than nuts-and-bolts of homeschooling--the intent is to establish a network for local like-minded families.
Labor of Love Home Education Support Group
Are you an Apostolic home educator? Or are you thinking of starting to home educate? This Colorado home education support group offers Moms' Night Out, periodic fellowship days, monthly field trips and more.
Denver Inclusive Homeschoolers
This is a group for unschoolers/homeschoolers/life learners to get together for fun activities. This is a non-religious based group.
Washington Park Homeschoolers
Washington Park Homeschoolers is a secular homeschool support group located in CO with most of our members living in central Denver. This group is for kids and their parents who already home school or who are just thinking about it. Some of our activities include a science/art group, bookclub, park days and field trips.
Colorado Classical Educators
Colorado Classical Educators is a group of South Metro Denver families who are providing their children with a classical education, emphasizing literature, particularly the classics, reading, writing, narration and Latin or Greek.
Homeschool Science Colorado (HSC)
Homeschool Science Colorado (HSC) is a homeschool group organized to participate in Science Olympiad. Founded in the fall of 2008, Homeschool Science Colorado has built a reputation as a top competitor while emphasizing teamwork and integrity. Teams from HSC have consistently placed among the top ranked teams in the state of Colorado.
Parker Christian Home Educators
This group offers wholesome, educational and social activities for homeschooled children, provide parents with support, information, and encouraging fellowship for the homeschooling journey. Also promotes non-government funded, home-centered education.
Learning Adventures at Mountain Springs (LAMS)
Learning Adventures at Mountain Springs (LAM) is a ministry of Mountain Springs Church. It is a parent/child participation program designed to support the home school families of the community. they provide opportunities for student enrichment in art, music, science, history, physical education, and other subjects.
Nature's Classroom Homeschool Group
This support group in Colorado Springs focuses on learning through living, especially through exploring the world around us.
Eagle Valley Home School Network (EVHSN)
The E.V.H.S.N. exists to serve home schooling families by supporting and validating the educational merit of the home school experience. Offers an environment where home schooling families can interact, exchange resources and ideas, make friends, and communicate the benefits of the home schooling option to the public.
Hearts-at-Home Homeschool Support Group
Christian support group serving the Highlands Ranch/Littleton area in Colorado and surrounding communities. Offers social and educational activities for homeschooling children through a variety of activities including mom's night out, family social events, educational field trips, history and science fairs, events for 11 and up kids, and various educational presentations.
R-HOM
R-HOM was founded for the purpose of encouraging parents who have chosen to educate their children at home. Meetings provide encouragement, fellowship, resources and prayer for all who participate. This is a Christian organization.
Common Ground Homeschoolers
Common Ground Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of families seeking educational alternatives for our children. They follow no specific religious or political agenda, nor do they espouse any particular educational or homeschool philosophy. They welcome all independently learning families, and choose to honor differences while building on combined strengths. They offer park days, field trips, monthly teachers' nights out, co-ops, opportunities for presentations and other activities.
Longmont Homeschool Group
This homeschool group in Longmont, Colorado, is an eclectic, inclusive group welcoming people of various faiths or lack of faith, various homeschool styles, and various lifestyles. They offer park days, play dates, Mom's night out, and other events.
Colorado I-70 Corridor Homeschoolers
The I-70 Corridor Homeschool Group is a non-directed homeschool support group serving communities along the I-70 corridor in eastern Colorado, including East Aurora, Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers and surrounding communities. The primary focus of this group is as a social and educational outlet for parents and children. They plan weekly get-togethers and field trips. Their goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for our children to socialize and develop friendships.
Colorado Homeschool Field Trips
This is an all inclusive group for homeschoolers of all ages to organize outings. Since we often travel for trips to places like the zoo, and some of us may be from more rural areas, this is a chance to make friends, network, and take advantage of group discounts!
Foothills Homeschoolers
This is a group of about 60 Christian families who homeschool their children in the SW metro area. The main focus of the group is mentoring and supporting homeschool families and moms so they can finish the "adventure" set before them. Monthly events consist of family gatherings on the 3rd Monday of each month. They offer field trips and educational activities for all ages and many events to provide "socialization" for everyone in the whole family.
Aletheia Academy
Aletheia is a homeschool co-op group that serves families with children from preschool through high school. They offer classes such as Physical Education, Constitutional Literacy, Art, Literature, Drama, Apologia Sciences, Chemistry, and even a chapel time before classes. The families of Aletheia meet together in Aurora on Thursday mornings throughout the school year. They take field trips together and meet for game times and service projects.
Western Region Unschoolers
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.
Northern Inclusive Colorado Home Educators (NICHE)
Northern Inclusive Colorado Home Educators (NICHE) is an eclectic and inclusive association of families who homeschool in the Boulder county area particularly in Lafayette and surrounding areas within driving distance. They are a member-directed organization and offer park days, play dates, field trips, informational classes, and seasonal events.
Denver Northwest Homeschool Community (DNHC)
The DNHC (Denver Northwest Homeschool Community) is an inclusive, non-religiously oriented group of home-educating families. They depend on the participation and contributions of all members. Most members live in the north and west area of metro Denver, Colorado, but activities may take place all over town.
Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC)
Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC), is a non-profit, Christian organization, dedicated to providing information, resources and leadership to all families involved in home-centered education. Offers information, annual conference, Day at the Capitol, speech and debate activities, spelling and geography bee, graduation ceremonies, and a magazine.
Roman Catholic Homeschoolers
Roman Catholic Homeschoolers (RCH) is a group of homeschooling families in the Colorado Springs area. Their purpose is to support and enrich each other as families journey through the adventures of homeschooling. They currently only have an e-presence and do not have any official gatherings, though members occasionally organize Children’s Holy Hour, dining outs, field trips, or offer other private events. All members agree to act in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Father and the Magisterium as well as to abide by the membership agreement. RCH membership is required to join this yahoo group. A face-to-face meeting is required before membership is permitted.
Peyton Area Homeschoolers
Would you like to get together occasionally and do some things for homeschooling on the East side of El Paso County? If you live East of Colorado Springs and would like to hear about workshops, classes and other special events for this area, please join.
Colorado Springs Unschoolers
This is an email group for those who live in Colorado Springs, or areas near to Colorado Springs, who unschool their children. Offers scheduled monthly activities, support, and ideas.
High Country Home Educators Support Group

High Country is a support group, offering a variety of activities and events for support and fellowship for member families. Mom's groups, a monthly newsletter, family directory, legislative updates, senior graduation, and HSLDA discount are just a few of the many services included in membership. Signature events include Fall Stampede, Senior Graduation Ceremony and the Junior/Senior Formal. 

Helping Our Members Educate (HOME)
Colorado Springs Christian support group offering parents' meetings, field trips, boys and girls groups, holiday celebrations, and more.
Homeschool Around Raton and Trinidad (HART)
This group is for homeschoolers in the Trinidad (southeastern Colorado) and Raton (northern New Mexico) area.
Agape Family Schools
Agape Family Schools is a support group for homeschoolers in Loveland, CO and the surrounding area. It is a Christian organization established for the purpose of providing support, encouragement and information for home schooling families. Activities for home schooled children include field trips and educational services. They hold bi-monthly meetings during the school year and have many small groups who meet on a more regular basis. Small group activities vary from a mom's night out, to field trips and park days.
Preschool Homeschoolers of Colorado Springs
This list is for homeschooling families, or those thinking of homeschooling, in the Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak region who have preschool age children and would like to meet with other homeschool parents of preschoolers. The focus is to provide activities, field trips, and friendship for preschoolers by sharing ideas and arranging playgroups. PHCS is an all-inclusive list. Siblings are always welcome.
Arkansas Valley Homeschoolers
Support and encouragement for homeschool families in the Arkansas Valley. They also offer an email list.
ACE Homeschoolers
ACE (Aurora, Colorado, Eclectic) Homeschool Group is a non-directed homeschool support group serving Aurora, CO and surrounding communities including Parker, Green Valley Ranch, Littleton and Denver area. We are open to other communities as well.
Secular Home School Support Group
The SHSSG serves the Pikes Peak region to include, Colorado Springs, and vicinity, and anyone within driving distance. Offers monthly meetings, legislative updates, activities, and support.
Steamboat Springs Homeschool Group
Homeschooling families in the Steamboat Springs area meet once a week for classes, and offer field trips, community service events, holiday parties, and other fun.
Military Christian Homeschoolers
This is a group for Christian Homeschoolers in the military stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado (for get togethers).
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association (NCHA)
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association is a support group for homeschooling families, offering field trips, get togethers, singing, poetry, and craft classes. Also offers a monthly meeting where the children can show and tell about their latest interests, toys, projects, or hobbies. Members are mostly from Fort Collins and the surrounding area.
CHESH Catholic Home Educators of the Sacred Heart
CHESH is a coalition of Roman Catholic parish, neighborhood and co-op based homeschool groups. The purpose of the CHESH North Metro Denver group is to provide members with a form of communication for activities, field trips, classes, feast day events, park days, Mom's night out, etc. and members' prayer requests. North Metro areas include but are not limited to: Arvada, Broomfield, Commerce City, Lafayette, North Denver, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
Homeschoolers Outside the Box
This is a diverse, inclusive group and welcomes all homeschoolers, unschoolers, and anyone who provides a home-based education for their children in the greater Colorado Springs area.
SPICE Supporting Parents in Independent Christian Education
SPICE is a Christian Homeschool support group which was started for the sole purpose of encouraging those involved in home education with a Christ Centered focus. The purpose of SPICE is to be a resource and asset to home schooling families. SPICE is based in Grand Junction, Colorado and serves the area known locally as the Grand Valley.
Our Lady of the Plains Homeschoolers
This is a Catholic group of homeschool families that live along the eastern I-70 corridor between Bennett and Limon.
Heart to Heart Homeschooling Ministry
This group is a place where home schooling moms and children can encourage one another, grow in their relationships, and together provide opportunities to meet the unique needs of their families.
FRIEND Homeschoolers
FRIEND (Front Range Independent Educators North of Denver) is an inclusive, non-directed, homeschool, support group located in Colorado with most members living in parts of metro Denver including, Arvada, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Denver, Henderson, Hudson, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster. We also have some members that drive from as far away as Aurora, Bennett and Boulder. The primary focus of this group is as a social outlet for parents and children. Weekly events, get-togethers, field trips, and a monthly Moms’ Night Out are member planned.
Colorado Unschooling
This Colorado unschooling list is to help people who are unschooling to be cognizant of Colorado homeschool law; share ideas to support our kids' interests; to plan get-togethers to enhance understanding of unschooling (topic discussions).
Local & State Online Groups
Boulder County Home Instructors
Individual home schooling families keep in touch to exchange information regarding studying and educating tips as well as planned group activities.
Colorado Homeschool Barter & Exchange (CHSBE)
The Colorado Homeschool Barter & Exchange is a group for homeschoolers in Colorado interested in a bartering system services and goods, and to list professional skills and businesses.
Colorado Springs Downtown Homeschoolers (CSDTHS)
Colorado Springs Downtown Homeschoolers provides support and friendship to homeschool families living in the downtown area of Colorado Springs. The group meets at least twice a month to play games, share personal stories, and discuss issues. This is a non-denominational group, open to all, regardless of beliefs or background, and homeschooling techniques.
Metro North East Homeschoolers
Metro North East Homeschoolers is a homeschooling support group with most members living in the northeast parts of metro Denver including Thornton, Northglenn, Arvada, Broomfield, and more. The primary focus of this group is as a social outlet for parents and children, with weekly get-togethers, field trips, and a monthly Moms’ Night Out.
Colorado-HEARTS
This is a discussion list for the Colorado chapter of H.E.A.R.T.S., which stands for: Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting, and Reaching-out Through Service. Begun in New Jersey by a homeschooling activist named Michele Pulis, this program encourages homeschooling families to get involved and to help make a difference.
Colorado Homeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Colorado, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
Denver Homeschool Connection (DHC)
The Denver Homeschool Connection, (DHC), is a support group open to families seeking home-based educational alternatives for their children. This is the email list for that group.
Unschoolarama in Northern New Mexico/Southern Colorado
Here unschoolers in New Mexico and Southern Colorado can discuss life and the possibility of get-togethers.
Secular Homeschoolers of Pueblo Email List
Secular Homeschoolers of Pueblo is an informal group of homeschoolers based in Pueblo, Colorado. They are an inclusive homeschooling community of all spiritual and religious backgrounds (or lack thereof). Membership is limited to local people who are homeschooling or considering homeschooling.
Colorado Unschooling
An inclusive group geared towards unschooling in Colorado, with an emphasis on child-led, hands on experiences.
Home-Schooling the Only Child
Homeschooling an only child can be quite challenging at times. This group is open to anyone for support, enrouragement and ideas for those who choose the home-schooling road for you and your child. Although they are based in NC, anyone can join for support. They have a database that you can access to see who is in your state to get together with.
Colorado Home-Unschooler
This list is designed for anyone in Colorado who is interested in or is currently homeschooling or unschooling their children.
SCOHomeschool
Email list for homeschoolers in Southern Colorado to ask and answer homeschooling questions.
Helping Our Members Educate (HOME)
HOME (Helping Our Members Educate) is a Colorado Springs Christian homeschool support group that provides monthly mom's meetings, a chess club, playgroup, book talks, girls' group, boys' group, group for children 13 and over, holiday celebrations, field trips, and a Promotion Day.
Northern Inclusive Colorado Home Educators (NICHE) Email Group
Northern Inclusive Colorado Home Educators (NICHE) is an inclusive group bringing homeschooling families from the Broomfield, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and surrounding areas together for field trips, park days and other activities.
Well Trained Mind Colorado
Well Trained Mind Colorado is for people in Colorado using the WTM method to educate their children. This is a chance to share ideas and information on a regional basis.
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Colorado Online (EHCO)
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Colorado Online is made up of homeschoolers from all walks of life--stringent homeschoolers, radical unschoolers, Christians, Pagans, Atheists, and everything else under the sun. This is a discussion list, with no off limit topics.
Secular Homeschool Support Group (SHSSG)
Online YahooGroup email support group for secular homeschoolers in Colorado Springs.
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association Email Group
This is the email group for Northern Colorado Homeschool Association (NCHA). NCHA is a support group for families who home school in the Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. This group is an inclusive, eclectic, local, member-run orgainzation that honors the diversity of homeschoolers.
Longmont Association of Eclectic Homeschoolers
This group is for home schoolers in the Longmont and surrounding areas of Colorado. Offers field trips, seasonal parties, crafts, educational activities and needed Mom's Night Out.
Aurora Support
This group is for Homeschooler's in the Aurora, CO area that would like to get together on a regular basis and play, go to activities, and share ideas on homeschooling.
Southern Colorado Homeschool Leaders
The SCOHomeschoolLeaders list is a place for the leaders of Southern Colorado Homeschool Support Groups to share accurate, timely information about activities, events, or concerns.
Homeschool-Colorado
Homeschooling list for anyone in Colorado. For sharing problems, advice, struggles, help, ideas, etc.
Homeschoolers of Colorado (hsofco)
Homeschoolers of Colorado is a place where families who are currently or looking to homeschool can come to learn about methods, curriculums, field trips, and about each other.
Colorado Virtual Academy - Colorado Springs/Pueblo
This Group is for the Parents/Students of the Colorado Virtual Academy Charter School in the Colorado Springs, and Pueblo areas.
Tri-Lakes/Black Forest Homeschoolers
This is a group of secular homeschooling families who live in the Tri-Lakes/Black Forest areas.
Boulder Lifelong Unschooling Enthusiasts (BLUE SKIES)
BLUE SKIES: Boulder's Lifelong Unschooling Enthusiasts Simply Keeping Independent Education Special is a support group for those unschooling, beginning to unschool, or interested in the philosophy, in Boulder and surrounding areas, including Niwot, Lafayette, Longmont, Lyons, Nederland, Jamestown, Ward, Erie, and anywhere else you are willing to travel from.
Springs Homeschool
This group is for all homeschoolers in the Colorado Springs area.
Peterson Homeschoolers
Peterson Homeschoolers is a non-directed support group open to any military branch family, retired, reserved, or active duty. Most of the activities take place on Peterson AFB. Offers field trips, swimming lessons, art classes, game days, bowling, and more.
Southwest Eclectic Homeschoolers
SW Eclectic Homeschoolers invite families in the Durango, Silverton, Cortez, Mancos, and Bayfield areas of Colorado as well as the Aztec, Cedar Hill, and Farmington areas of New Mexico to post any social or educational events or information on this site. This is a loose community of homeschoolers and unschoolers who welcome all regardless of educational methods or religious beliefs.
Holy Family Catholic Home Educators
Holy Family Catholic Home Educators is a group of Roman Catholic parents from the south metro area of Denver, Colorado, who have chosen to educate their children at home. Geographically, members generally live in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Centennial, Lakewood, Aurora, and South Denver.
Colorado Christian Unschoolers
A Colorado support group for Christians who use unschooling, delight-led, child led, spirit led, relaxed, delayed, and/or natural learning in their homeschool. This group also stands for traditional conservative Christian values.
Alpine Homeschool Alliance
Alpine Homeschool Alliance is an inclusive homeschooling group serving the San Luis Valley, Colorado. They embrace all lifestyles, belief systems, education styles and ages--all who homeschool or support homeschooling are welcome to join in. Areas served inclue Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Saguache, and Mineral counties.
Peterson Homeschoolers
The group consists of active duty, reserve and retired military members (plus, their families). We provide support towards the education of your child, no matter what your schooling style may be. And you don't have to live of Peterson AFB to be a member. Events include field trips, Mom's meetings, swimming lessons, gym time, and crafts.
Roaring Fork Valley Homeschool Network
Roaring Fork Valley Homeschooling List is a group of families in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, who like to keep in touch and support each other on our homeschooling journeys. Some of the families are from outside this area. The ages of families range from teens to toddlers. They get together for field trips, play dates, curriculum idea sharing, special classes, but most importantly to support one other on a daily basis.
Blue Skies: Unschooling in Colorado
Unschooling support group serving the Front Range from Denver to Fort Collins. Offers weekly park days, moms' night out, and other support. The purpose of this group is for parents and children to get together to play and to support unschoolers and people wanting to unschool in Colorado.
3-D Field Trips
This is an open-minded group of homeschoolers (traditional, waldorf, eclectic, free schoolers) and non-homeschoolers (school age kids and preschool kids) from the Evergreen/Conifer/Pine area, who get together on a regular basis for field trips and other activities. Outings range from hikes to museum trips to casual playdates, and parents get together for things like book club or wine night. This is a secular group with a variety of beliefs.
US Hwy 285 Homeschool Network
This group serves as an electronic bulletin board to facilitate communication among homeschool families of the U.S. Hwy 285 mountain corridor, specifically the Colorado front-range communities of Morrison, Evergreen, Conifer, Pine and Bailey. Membership is restricted to local residents only, please indicate your whereabouts when applying for membership. This group is more social than nuts-and-bolts of homeschooling--the intent is to establish a network for local like-minded families.
Washington Park Homeschoolers
Washington Park Homeschoolers is a secular homeschool support group located in CO with most of our members living in central Denver. This group is for kids and their parents who already home school or who are just thinking about it. Some of our activities include a science/art group, bookclub, park days and field trips.
Western Region Unschoolers
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.
Denver Northwest Homeschool Community (DNHC)
The DNHC (Denver Northwest Homeschool Community) is an inclusive, non-religiously oriented group of home-educating families. They depend on the participation and contributions of all members. Most members live in the north and west area of metro Denver, Colorado, but activities may take place all over town.
Peyton Area Homeschoolers
Would you like to get together occasionally and do some things for homeschooling on the East side of El Paso County? If you live East of Colorado Springs and would like to hear about workshops, classes and other special events for this area, please join.
Colorado Springs Unschoolers
This is an email group for those who live in Colorado Springs, or areas near to Colorado Springs, who unschool their children. Offers scheduled monthly activities, support, and ideas.
Homeschool Around Raton and Trinidad (HART)
This group is for homeschoolers in the Trinidad (southeastern Colorado) and Raton (northern New Mexico) area.
Preschool Homeschoolers of Colorado Springs
This list is for homeschooling families, or those thinking of homeschooling, in the Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak region who have preschool age children and would like to meet with other homeschool parents of preschoolers. The focus is to provide activities, field trips, and friendship for preschoolers by sharing ideas and arranging playgroups. PHCS is an all-inclusive list. Siblings are always welcome.
Arkansas Valley Homeschoolers
Support and encouragement for homeschool families in the Arkansas Valley. They also offer an email list.
Secular Home School Support Group
The SHSSG serves the Pikes Peak region to include, Colorado Springs, and vicinity, and anyone within driving distance. Offers monthly meetings, legislative updates, activities, and support.
Military Christian Homeschoolers
This is a group for Christian Homeschoolers in the military stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado (for get togethers).
CHESH Catholic Home Educators of the Sacred Heart
CHESH is a coalition of Roman Catholic parish, neighborhood and co-op based homeschool groups. The purpose of the CHESH North Metro Denver group is to provide members with a form of communication for activities, field trips, classes, feast day events, park days, Mom's night out, etc. and members' prayer requests. North Metro areas include but are not limited to: Arvada, Broomfield, Commerce City, Lafayette, North Denver, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
FRIEND Homeschoolers
FRIEND (Front Range Independent Educators North of Denver) is an inclusive, non-directed, homeschool, support group located in Colorado with most members living in parts of metro Denver including, Arvada, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Denver, Henderson, Hudson, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster. We also have some members that drive from as far away as Aurora, Bennett and Boulder. The primary focus of this group is as a social outlet for parents and children. Weekly events, get-togethers, field trips, and a monthly Moms’ Night Out are member planned.
Colorado Unschooling
This Colorado unschooling list is to help people who are unschooling to be cognizant of Colorado homeschool law; share ideas to support our kids' interests; to plan get-togethers to enhance understanding of unschooling (topic discussions).
National Forums
Work at Home Moms (WAHM) Homeschool Forum
The WAHM message boards provide a forum where you can make announcements, promote your home business, find business services, and much more. The WAHM forum is also a great social network for work at home moms. Share your WAHM stories, find help, support and advice, and meet other WAHMs across the USA and around the world.
Single Parent Homeschoolers Forum at vegsource.com
This is a message forum at vegsource.com especially for single parents who are home educating their children.
Homeschool Christian Solo Homeschooling Parents Message Board
This message board is designed for single homeschooling parents to support each other and get ideas and information on homeschooling as a solo parent.
Homeschooling Humor Forum at vegsource.com
Got a funny story to share? Need a good chuckle? You'll find it here as homeschooling moms and dads share the joys and humor of homeschooling.
Special Needs Homeschooling Forum at vegsource.com
A message board for parents who are homeschooling special needs children.
Single Christian Homeschool Parent Message Board
Single Christian Homeschool Parent Message Board offers discussion with other parents, widowed, divorced, or legally separated, who are homeschooling solo.
Charlotte Mason Forum at vegsource.com
Discuss Charlotte Mason's ideas and find new way to implement those ideas at the forum sponsored by vegsource.com.
Black Homeschoolers' Network
Black Homeschoolers' Network is intended to facilitate a network among African American homeschoolers across the country. Here you will also find a message board for general communication as well as an email pal listing for homeschooled kids.
Military Homeschoolers Forum at vegsource.com
Connect with other military homeschooling families at this vegsource.com message board.
Unschooling Forum at vegsource.com
Unschoolers meet to talk and share ideas at this vegsource.com message board.
National Online Groups
Homeschooling Catholic Montessori
Here is a place for home schoolers, using Montessori Method in their home education, to share and learn.
Large Family Logistics
The purpose of Large Family Logistics is to help Christian homeschooling mothers with the daily tasks of home management.
HEM-Unschooling
This list is for the broad-ranging discussion of unschooling. It is sponsored by Home Education Magazine.
HEM-Networking
This list is sponsored by Home Education Magazine (HEM) for networking and communication within the online homeschooling community.
Blind Homeschoolers
This email group is for families who are homeschooling/parenting a blind child. Teachers of the Visually Impaired who would like to share tips and suggestions are also welcome.
Homeschooling on a Budget Email Group
Raising a family on a single income is tough. When you're a homeschooling family, it may seem like another added cost. But that doesn't have to be the case. This list is for homeschoolers to get together and discuss ways to cut the cost of homeschooling without cutting on the educational and learning experience for our children. This is the place to share all kinds of ideas and tips on budgeting homeschooling costs.
Single Parents and Homeschooling
A single mom started this email group to provide a means of sharing the unique problems and solutions a single, working parent faces in their homeschooling pursuits.
Unschool Sharing for Parents
Share successes and ideas and build a helpful, welcoming archive for the new unschoolers, the newly-unschooling, and the nicely unschooling.
cmason
This list is for persons who are using or are interested in using the Charlotte Mason Philosophy for education (including homeschooling), or to enrich their own lives. Thislist espouses a Christian philosophy and is also a prayer list. It is also a very active discussion list, often 100 posts per day.
Big Families Recipes
A recipe group list with recipes that big families can enjoy. Discuss recipe successes and failures. Feel free to upload your own recipes or download others.
CM-Waldorf
This list is designed for those interested in the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling with a Waldorf twist. Topics for discussion will be geared towards combining these two approaches successfully, and any other related issues.
African American Homeschoolers
This group is for African American parents (or parents of African American children) who are homeschooling their children. It is also for parents looking to supplement their children's education with home study.
CM Audiobooks
CM Audiobooks was created to allow homeschooling parents the ability to share MP3 files of personal book readings. These audiobooks are of Twaddle-free books per the Charlotte Mason method and specifically created for those using the Ambleside Online curriculum. Anyone using the Charlotte Mason method is welcome to join and participate by reading books.
Homeschool Family Businesses
This group is for the discussion of all things related to running a business while homeschooling. This list is for you if you homeschool and run a business (from home or elsewhere) or are thinking of starting a business. You'll get ideas on businesses that the whole family can participate in. If you are single and homeschool, and are looking for ways to be the sole wage earner while homeschooling, this list will also be helpful.
CM Curricula
This list is for the buying and selling of resources (biographies,poetry and art books, teacher resources, etc.) that are in conformity with the Charlotte Mason "twaddle-free" philosophy. This is strictly a buying and selling list.
Work and Homeschool
Do you have to (or have to return to) work or attend school but still want to educate your child(ren) at home? Have you been told that it's impossible to fit homeschooling your child(ren) into your life if you cannot make it your top priority due to your own work or school needs? Well, many of these list members are proving that work and homeschool can be done! This is a support group for working parents (or student parents) who have chosen to homeschool their children or are considering homeschooling, as well as for homeschooling parents who are thinking of returning to work. Whether you are working/attending school or thinking of doing so, whether inside or outside your home, and whether you are homeschooling or thinking of doing so, this list is for you.
Radical Christian Unschoolers
Feeling like you must be the only radical unschooler in the Christian faith? Tired of hearing those who claim to be Christian unschoolers discuss curriculum or how to make their kids do chores? Tired of hearing secular unschoolers say that you couldn't possibly exist? Look no farther! On this list there will be no talk of curriculum, spanking, chore charts, coercive limitations, forced respect, or anything else that doesn't jive with radical unschooling. This list is for discussing radical unschooling by people who already "get it" and want to connect with other radically unschooling Christian families.
Literature Alive
Literature Alive! is an email group list for the literary website of the same name. This list seeks to encourage and support parents who have a love for literature and a desire to share good wholesome books with their children. Its purpose is to develop the art and excitment of using great living literature in a learning lifestyle. This group will share information on how to turn a living book into a cherished book within the home. Different literature study methods enhanced by Charlotte Mason's writing will be discussed: lapbooks, notebooks, journals, book clubs, reading settings, etc.
Pregnant Again
This is a list for all who are pregnant for the third or more time and are having a large family by choice. Discussions include the difficulties of having several at home when dealing with sickness and fatigue, homeschooling, and more. This is a supportive list where people believe that large families are wonderful.
African-American Single Parent Homeschoolers
African-American Single Parent Homeschoolers is a discussion group designed to lend support and resources to parents who are home schooling alone.
Expatriots Homeschool Email Group (expat-homeschool)
This list is for expatriates who homeschool their child or children.
Unschoolers Coffee Talk
A place for unschoolers to come together to discuss our adventures and experiences,share resources and information.
Large Families Home School
This list is to encourage and support those who homeschool many children. How many? To some 3 is a lot! If you have a large family (whether natural, adopted, foster or blended) and homeschool, you know that there are a lot of unique challenges ranging from orchestrating family harmony, dealing with multiple ages, trying to homeschool in a sometimes chaotic environment, keeping up with the never-ending laundry, transportation, cooking, chores, and more. This is a Christian list.
Support4HomeSchool
This is an email group of Christian homeschoolers who teach their children using living literature.
TheHomeSchoolMom In The Kitchen
TheHomeSchoolMom In The Kitchen is an e-mail group designed to provide economical, balanced meal ideas that are quick and easy for busy moms. Provides dinner tips, recipes, and resources that help take "piranha hour" and turn it into calmer and more peaceful time.
Organize-to-Homeschool
Homeschoolers face tremendous demands on their organizational skills. Frequently creative, hardworking, and goal oriented, they must manage the home, other children, teaching, and the many other demands of a stay-at-home parent. This board is designed to offer support, find solutions, and discuss troublesome situations. Although there are many aspects to homeschooling, the focus, the only focus, of this board is solving organizational problems related to home schooling. This group is a part of the Messies Anonymous website.
Crunchy Unschoolers
A list for unschoolers who are interested in moving towards a sustainable lifestyle. Topics for discussion may include how sustainability and unschooling complement each other, and how we resolve conflicting values.
ABC Books by Ann
This group consists of two things: 1) a bi-weekly newsletter with articles about living books, book collecting, taking care of and organizing your home school library, using living books in your homeschool, notebooking, book and author reviews, and more; and 2.) a bi-weekly catalog of living books for sale on eBay, plus and some unit studies.
Chevra
Chevra was formed in September 1998 as an online support community for Jewish homeschoolers of all varieties. It tends to be a very chatty place where they discuss Jewish observance, homeschooling, family life, outside interests, and (the favorite topic) why the laundry never seems to get done. If you are looking for a group that discusses only homeschooling and Judaic resources, you may very well be disappointed in Chevra's free-wheeling discussions of everything under the sun, but there is lots of great information here.
LDS Classical Education
A list for LDS homeschoolers seeking a classical education.
Always Learning
Discussion for homeschooling fans of John Holt, whose books Learning All the Time, Never Too Late, and Teach your Own have made unschooling an option for thousands of families.
Homeschooling Your One And Only
This group is for parents who are currently (or are considering) homeschooling their only child.
Catholic Homemaking and Homeschooling
This discussion group/email list is focused on the rich Catholic heritage and how to incorporate the Liturgical year into your daily life as a homeschooling family.
Unschooling Discussion
Large traffic email list whose stated purpose is to move out of comfort zones and critically examine beliefs, ideas, and viewpoints about learning, and seek a deeper understanding of unschooling and more respectful relationships with one's children.
CM for One
CM for One (CMfor1) is a message board for families home educating an only child and using the Charlotte Mason Method.
Unschooling.com Email List
This discussion list is the companion communications forum for the Unschooling.com website.
Single Parent Homeschoolers
This is a list for single parents homeschooling their children. The purpose of this list is to support single parents.
BVI-Education
The BVI-Education mailing list is a list for the discussion of all aspects related to the education of blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind students, as well as visually impaired students with multiple disabilities.
Charlotte Mason Cottage
You are invited to spend a year in the home of a homeschooling mother who uses the Charlotte Mason method of education, combining this "gentle art of learning" with Montessori centers, living literature studies, and observation of the Roman Catholic liturgical year within the framework of real life learning. This list will serves only as a journal in the life of a family who uses the CM method. It is not a discussion medium.
Charlotte Mason Group for Fruity Catholics
Fruity Catholics are Catholics who are doing their best to practice the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, especially Charity. This group discusses the Charlotte Mason philosophy of homeschooling from a Catholic perspective.
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Secret of Childhood
Maria Montessori describes the child with warmth and the exactness of a scientist. She also discusses the array of materials and techniques needed to release his learning potential.
So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It
Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many sincere parents never get past the "thinking about it" stage. Now Lisa Whelchel - herself a homeschooling mother of three - introduces fifteen real families and shows how they overcome the challenges of their unique homeschooling situations. This nuts-and-bolts approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children's age variations, social and sports invol...
Conquering Chronic Disorganization
The real-life stories of chronically disorganized people and the ground breaking, easy-to-learn organizing methods used to end their chronic disorganization in the area of residential clutter, office organizing, paper management, storage, and time management. Conquerings pages includes an extensive index, user-friendly summaries, quick tips, helpful photographs, and a resource section of products and organizations.
The Absorbent Mind
In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone. Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.A new foreword by John Cha...
Greenleaf Press
Greenleaf Press is a small family-owned and operated publisher and supplier of quality books for children. They are committed to "twaddle-free", living books, and approach teaching history to children using biography and chronology. You will find sections in the catalog covering each major historical period in order, with a variety of biographies, reference books, and historical fiction. For Israel, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance and Reformation there are Greenleaf Stu...