CT Homeschool Network (CHN) is Connecticut’s statewide information and support network. We are an independent, online-based homeschooling organization, which serves to inform, empower, and foster community among home educators in the state of Connecticut. As of 2013, CHN has thousands of families as members. CHN is completely inclusive, welcoming everyone of all races, religions, lifestyles, abilities and disabilities, and learning methodologies.
How the CHN Website Fulfills Our Mission
This site provides information about how to get started, educational approaches to consider, and the legalities of homeschooling in Connecticut. By becoming familiar with and confident in this accurate information, homeschooling parents find the empowerment needed to embark upon this wonderful journey. Through the CHN Yahoo group you will also learn where to find support, and other homeschool families with whom you can network and form a community.
Who We Are
CHN is a corporation, with 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Founded as a network in 1995, CHN incorporated in 2002, and is served by a Board of Directors. All board members and support group leaders are volunteers, running CHN and the local communities within the state from our homes, while homeschooling our own children. If you are interested in volunteering to help, CHN has a variety of ways that you can do so.
The Benefits of Home Education
Homeschooling provides parents with the opportunity to fulfill their legal duty to instruct their child.
Homeschooling provides children with a 1:1 teacher student ratio, or a ratio that is smaller than public schools can offer.
Nobody is as invested in a child’s education than their parents.
Homeschool resources are custom tailored to homeschooled children.
Homeschooling gives the option of approaching a child’s education with a learning-teaching style that is best suited for them.
Homeschooling is safe environment.
The Importance CHN
CHN works at a statewide level to support & encourage new and veteran groups.
CHN works to monitor legislation that could impede homeschool freedom.
CHN serves as a central hub of communication for homeschoolers.
CHN works with legal counsel to protect & defend homeschool freedom.
CHN works to keep the statewide community informed of potential regulation of homeschoolers.
CHN is an organization that does community outreach work with museums & libraries.
CHN’s website serves as an educational vehicle for the public and prospective homeschoolers.
CHN supports the least restrictive laws & policies for homeschoolers.
CHN serves as an education medium for elected officials, the media and the public.
CHN supports current homeschoolers with with a variety of services and benefits.
CHN serves all families interested in home education to the best of our ability regardless of race, creed, methods used, or reasons for homeschooling.
CHN believes there are numerous educational approaches; each a viable option.
CHN believes the choice of the educational approach is the constitutional, natural and God-given right of the guardian of the child.
We hold that there is a constitutional right for parents to direct their child’s education…further, that the state’s regulation of education is secondary to this parental right.
CHN believes citizens must maintain eternal vigilance to protect their liberty and encourages families to remain informed of home school law.