Homeschoolers!  See this expanding list of CT businesses that offer supplements for homeschoolers.
Advertisers! Showcase your business with CHN who has an outreach of approximately 25,000 families and co-ops around the state. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more info on advertising.
(This page is being developed and much more will be added – as of 6/2/2024 – so check back)



Catbird Homeschool Consulting 
Homeschool consultations from an experienced homeschool mom and teacher are available either virtually or in-person within a 30-minute drive of Clinton, CT. If you are interested, please fill out an interest survey on my website, and I will e-mail you back with additional information.

Bon Courage French Tutoring 
French Language Programs for Homeschool Students
Personalized classes for ages 10 and up. I work with individual students or groups, designing programs that appeal to each student and their objectives. In addition to traditional French courses, I can provide a unit study approach, focusing on specific themes, such as French cuisine, Québec, cinema, or literature. I am well-acquainted with the public-school curriculum and can tailor courses to meet each level. World language instruction provides an enrichment opportunity for any homeschooler. I offer the flexibility of meeting in my home in Simsbury or in a mutually agreeable location in the Farmington Valley. Reasonable rates. Effective instruction in a friendly, supportive environment. Let me share my enthusiasm for the French language with you! Email: 

KVD Education Tutoring Services 
This is a homeschool-friendly tutoring business for college bound middle and high school students.

We do the following:
– College essay coaching
– Scholarship essay coaching
– Advise on passion projects
– Work with homeschooling parents on the paperwork piece of college applications.
– Help students plan for and apply test-optional.
– Year-long or semester-long private or small group grade level English classes grades 7th and up
– AP English (with or without test prep)

About Me:
Valorie is a long-time teacher with over 22+ years experience working with gifted and talented students, 2e students and ND students. I am currently finishing my M.Ed. in Learning Design where my research is focused on designing for 2E and neurodivergent students, and adaptive technology. I have homeschooled and graduated five students who are all out of the house attending college or working their dream jobs. Contact Valorie at:

Tutor Services with Richard Connolly 
who has taught high school English for 13 years at some of the East Coast’s best independent schools (St. Sebastian’s School, outside of Boston; St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and Worcester Academy in Central Massachusetts). Since moving to Connecticut, Richard has taught middle school science at The Foote School in New Haven, and he was a Learning Resources Teacher at New Canaan Country School, which means he helped students in all subjects except a foreign language. Richard has tutored for Prep Academy tutors of Westchester County, working with students from 3rd to 12th grade.  Richard is a graduate of Middlesex School, Davidson College, and Teachers College at Columbia University. Currently, Richard coaches three varsity sports (soccer, hockey, and baseball) at Greenwich Country Day School. While reading and writing is where he has the most experience, Richard is also comfortable and confident helping students in all their subjects. Email:  



Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years old. The swim school uses a holistic philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay, to help children build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment. They’ve created an inviting and safe place where kids overcome their fears, learn to swim, respect the water and have lots of fun while doing it. Their award-winning tropical environment and shiver-free pools are simply the fun backdrop for where kids do some serious growing and learning. So while they’re focused on the serious stuff, your family will be focused on the fun. Parents love the peace of mind and proven curriculum their certified instructors provide.  Flexible class times. 30-minute weekly lessons. Life-saving skills taught through play. Goldfish Swim School has CT locations in Stamford, Norwalk, Manchester, Cromwell, and Hamden. Ask for Katie Sullivan.

– Bring the Hoopla! 
Join BringtheHoopla in our high-energy 60 minute program followed by 30 minutes of child-led play. Our goal is for our programming to be accessible to everyone, in all learning environments. We believe in the power of physical fitness, self-expression, and building self-confidence through hooping and movement. We provide location, hoops, music, and fun!  Check for current prices and travel fees.

Athletic IQ Lab’s Homeschool Cognitive, and Athletic Development
Our use of technology, combined with our training protocols creates a fun learning environment for all students. They gain confidence in athletic movements, while nourishing their minds to become the best version of themself. Utilizing the Long-Term Athletic Development Model (LTAD), we have created age-appropriate programs for kids 5 through 16 years of age.  Contact Chris at



Symmetry Learning Science Curriculum
SLS science is learned through exploration and discovery, our curriculum, for ages 5-12+, teaches systems thinking and science. Each lesson is accompanied by engaging and fun scientific experiments. The foundation of our curriculum is built on structured discovery, scientific inquiry, systems and patterns, and storytelling.
The Entry Level Discovery Center is priced at $495.00 and the combined Entry Level + Level One Discovery Center is $995.00.  Our advanced learning Segments Curriculum for ages 12+, is available as a subscription.



Minds on Math! 
Help for Homeschooling Parents and Children in Grades K – 8
Paul Murray is a retired Math teacher with 40 years of experience, the last 9 years as Math Coach at Maloney Magnet School in Waterbury. I hold current Connecticut Elementary and Middle School certificates.

Here are some of the ways I can help. All this is at no cost to parents.
-Providing paper & pencil lessons in all Math topics for students K – 5.
-Assisting parents in obtaining and using common Math manipulatives (Base 10 Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, Fraction Towers, Centimeter rulers, etc.). I can provide lessons designed specifically for these manipulatives.
-Giving online help to students on any Math topic.
-I will offer in-person tutoring for individual students or small groups, and consulting with parents when I am able to arrange for meeting space in Waterbury and/or Bethlehem.

Minds on Math is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation which I opened in 2021 to provide help in basic concepts and computation for students in the Waterbury area. Please visit the website link above, for an idea of the methods and materials I use.



Homeschool Business Courses
Look around you!  We are surrounded with the blessings of business.  Everything we wear, everything we use was created by a business.  God talks a lot about business in the Bible.  When done right, it is a beautiful way for us to serve one another.  My business course introduces the basics of business while teaching Biblical principles related to it. Come and learn in my free course designed for homeschoolers.  It is self-directed with an easy review for parents to use after every five lessons.  Available in English, Spanish, and Luganda.  Contact: Karin Tucker at:


– Hunt, Taylor and McBride Assoc., Financial Literacy Courses for Youth
Donyelle McBride, Executive Trustee
Financial literacy for youths-$50 per student.
I am a former government employee turned Entrepreneur of 30+ years.  I knew very young I did not want to work for others. I homeschool my granddaughter who loves to crochet and whose desire is to become a nail technician. I have been given access to information the public doesn’t know exists.  This information has changed my life and the trajectory of my grandchildren’s financial future.  A key wealth principle. “To whom much is given, much is required.”  The information I will share in the sessions was shared with me.  It would be selfish to keep to myself.  Financial literacy for youth covers the keys the wealthy teach their children.  What is real money? What is a private trust and private foundation?  How these entities differ from what we’ve been taught. Our children may be more financially secure learning how to become Junior Trustees and operate within a trust vs working a job.  If you’ve ever heard, “Trust-fund baby”, the information shared in the financial literacy for youth sessions may give access to the information you and your family might be looking for.


– Arise ‘n Shine Speech & Language Center, LLC 
Lebanon area and statewide online


CT River Museum
The Connecticut River Museum offers a variety of both land and boat-based year-round workshops and programs for homeschool students of all ages. Topics range from science and environmental studies to social studies and art. Group, sibling, and multiple bookings are often available.

Old Sturbridge Village Homeschool Days
OSV hosts Homeschool Days (4 times/year) and you can get on their email list for free and they will contact you directly with information on the next event.

– CT’s Mystic Seaport 
Check their website for homeschool classes throughout the year.



David Dion, Instrumental Music Teacher 
Based in Central CT, David can work with students around the state. He is offering piano, drums, and guitar lessons online tailored to your child’s interests and ability level. CT Certified Music Educator, MM in Music Composition, 27 years of experience. I specialize in teaching musical literacy and instrumental performance skills to beginner & intermediate level students with engaging, positive, and supportive lessons. Rates are reasonable and the first lesson is always a free trial.  Contact David:

Piano, Voice and Guitar
lessons for students 4 years and older: Stamford based teacher serving Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich. Offering morning, afternoon and evening lessons. Strong focus on reading, theory, technique, ear training and performance. Annual recital and performance opportunities throughout the year. For more details contact: Gab Kallay

Fireside Music and Motion 
Whether your child is a new music student, hopes to play an instrument in the future, or just has fun learning new skills and moving around, you’ll both love Fireside’s easy-to-follow, music skills video series! Our unique method makes learning music concepts fast, easy and fun. It’s based on a funny story with simple pictures and colors, reinforced through kinesthetic activities such as coloring, jumping, clapping and stomping. Parents with no musical background can learn right along with their children. It’s multi-sensory, playful, and engaging! Visit Jennifer Yoxall’s website for more info.

Your Pure Voice 
YPV is a network of music educators who give group and one-on-one lessons via online options like FaceTime or Zoom on a flexible schedule. Learn instruments like; piano, bass, drums, voice, guitar, trumpet, and sax. Voice lessons are also available and can start as early as age 4.  Most school-aged children can learn these instruments and Denise can discuss the details with you. Reach her:


iCode School Computer Classes – Manchester Area
We are an after school and summer camp program teaching everything STEM/STEAM and we have so many opportunities for homeschool parents and children, options for renting classroom space, to Tech Club curriculums which can supplement their teaching and learning.

Abrakadoodle of Trumbull 
Abrakadoodle is an award-winning, children’s art education company that’s all about creativity for kids. We deliver the very best in visual arts classes for kids ages 18 months – 16 years via Abrakadoodle art studios, summer camps, art parties, seasonal art camps and art events to over 1 million children around the world.

– The Animation Course
We’ve been offering these classes since 2015 and as a way of introduction, my husband, Chad Stewart, has been an animator for about 30 years, working on films such as Tarzan, Emperor’s New Groove, and Polar Express, and more. Contact, Facebook/The Animation Course

Career In S.T.E.M.  
Description = Fun, easy, hands-on STEM career exploration activities for teens, aged 12-16. Help your teen discover their future STEM career today with the Career In STEM Explorer system, online mini career training courses, projects, live workshops, and much more!  Email Ashley at:

C5I Education Services on The Family Cloud
We provide and manage private spaces in which family members can learn and study together, and in which electronic records can be stored indefinitely.  The Family Cloud includes Microsoft’s powerful suite of 365 tools, including Word, Excel, and Teams.  The Family Cloud also includes Minecraft: Education Edition. This is an amazing place to connect with your children in their natural play environment. It is prepopulated with lots of lesson content, and parents will find it easy and enjoyable to utilize this tool with their children. Want more info? Contact

Dr. Marion’s Learning Lab!
Comprendi™ is the only bridge designed to transition kids from early reading books to history and science books in 4th grade and beyond. Based on over six decades of research, Comprendi™ transforms reading by infusing the essential but challenging and dry information of expository texts with the universally appealing pull of narratives. It also uses carefully selected AI-generated graphics to provide students with the background knowledge needed for effective comprehension.


Adventures of Harriet the Bumblebee
These Early Chapter Books for ages 5-9 make learning fun while enhancing your curriculum in multiple subjects: Reading, STEM, and Life’s Little Lessons. Karen Comer writes her series about the Bumblebee Harriet, who is full of hopes, dreams, fears, and lots of silliness. All her struggles, emotions, and victories are on display for children to learn from. Friendship, teamwork, generosity and taking care of animal habitat are some of the underlying themes. Pollination, instinct, metamorphosis, and migration were naturally woven into the storylines. Included in each book is an activity journal which helps children learn more about themselves, their gifts, a path to follow their dreams, and the world around them. Parents & educators are singing praises for all the content & children are in love with Harriet!

Oli Kids Co.’s Books
CT based, Oli Kids adorable children’s books, workbooks, and character-inspired accessories bring a smile to children everywhere! Created by a Connecticut mother-daughter team, Oli Kids Co. is passionate about supporting an early love for reading with rhyme, brightly-colored characters, and educational activities to engage young readers’ attention.

He Is Always With Me
Go to FB to see Laval Alsbrooks’s picture book, which is a faith-based story, listed on amazon, about a young biracial boy named Kevin who is terribly frightened by a storm. Through a song he sings with his dad, little Kevin is reminded that God is always with him in good times and bad. Both reader and listener will feel encouraged through the song’s self-affirmation qualities to face life’s challenges with confidence. Children 2-8 years of age will enjoy the rhyming song along with fun pictures of everyday life. (Laval is also available for live readings and book signings throughout the tri-state area). Email:


– CT Kids & Family Field Trips
We are a resource guide to help connect educators and resources to learn about programs, field trip destinations, transportation companies, vendors, and so much more!



T is for Tot – Amazing Preschool Kits

Steve Foster used his experience to develop T is for Tot kits which are all-encompassing and delivered each month with everything included for an entire month of fun, play-based learning activities.  Our goal is to make it easy for parents to give their child Pinterest-like activities, made specifically with their child in mind, by a kindergarten teacher (every item in T is for Tot kits has a specific purpose). Parents will  have everything prepared for you by simply opening the box.  We include essential fundamentals in every kit, taught in a way that is FUN and developmentally appropriate.  After countless research and years of instructing kindergarteners as a teacher, I hope that you see T is for Tot as your one-stop shop when it comes to your child’s learning. I want you to have peace of mind knowing that your child won’t just be ready for kindergarten but will be successful beginning day one and have a life-long love of learning.

BāKIT Box S.T.E.M. Baking Activity Kits
discover a STEM-based baking activity kit that brings diverse flavors and traditions into our customers’ kitchens, creating memorable moments and fostering culinary curiosity. Our kits include pre-measured ingredients and easy color-coded instructions to create unique recipes from around the world. Plus our kits include STEM based learning activities to keep the whole family engaged. (STEM = science, technology, engineering, math). Please  visit for more information. Customer Service Team at BāKIT Box contact email:


Literacy Learning Solutions, LLC
· Is your child struggling in reading? Making slow progress?
· Do you have questions about how to teach reading and writing?
· Would you like to adapt your instruction to maximize growth?

Dr. Lydia Conca, a retired professor of education, certified special educator, and reading specialist, is available as a parent coach.  She will travel to your home to observe you teach and provide feedback. In follow-up video chats, she will answer questions and discuss next steps.  Use the contact page found at for a free phone consultation with Dr. Conca.



The Early Enrichment Series from Testaforte Books
Check these books out for yourself – there are 10 engaging workbooks for ages 2 – 8. Developed by a homeschool dad with experience working with special education approaches.

Benefits Include:
Reading Comprehension
Memory and Concentration
Fine Motor and Cognitive Skills
PreK – Special Needs – Homeschooling

Brain Balance Center of Norwalk
|We work with kids ages 5-18 who struggle with attention, behavior, academics, or socialization based upon a drug-free approach to strengthen and build brain connectivity so your child can find success and unleash their untapped potential. Through our 90 minute assessment we identify weakened pathways in the brain. We are offering a $200 assessment discount for CHN families. Email:
Contact: Dr. Mark Goldenberg, Fellow American College of Functional Neurology, Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Neurology

Pat Mattas – Three Areas of Service
I am an IEP advocate and I tutor children. Children’s needs and the ability for all children to be included in educational and other activities are things I am very passionate about. I look forward to helping your family take advantage of all we have to offer.

HOLISTIC EDUCATIONAL THERAPIST /TUTOR:   My academic skill training focuses on a brain-based approach that goes beyond traditional tutoring.  My methods target academic deficiencies and stimulate growth in brain areas controlling specific skills.  Goal: the resolution of underlying problems not compensation.  Complimentary 15-minute consult.Pat Mattas, Educational Therapist/Nurse   Email: 

CERTIFIED NATURAL VISION IMPROVEMENT TEACHER (NVI): NVI is a natural way of relearning to see based on the research of Dr. William Bates.  It does not involve glasses, contact lenses, surgeries, medications, or eye exercises.  Adults and children.  Complimentary 15-minute consult  Pat Mattas, Certified NVI teacher.

THE LISTENING PROGRAM (TLP):  The brain is better on music – proven by functional imaging.  TLP is done in the comfort of your home.  Adults and children achieve peak brain performance. Experience overall mind, body, and emotional wellness.  Complimentary 15-minute consultation. Pat Mattas, Certified Provider of TLP. 


Parents – important information
What are homeschool supplements? They are one day a week options to supplement a homeschool curriculum. In CT, signing your child up at the same location, 2+ times per week, and dropping them off for a group/class situation, is private school attendance. That is crossing from homeschooling to private schooling. Further, no private education entity should be asking you for any information about your homeschool curriculum or plan for your child.  Nor should they be monitoring your program in any way to determine that you are in compliance with the law or otherwise data mining/tracking your home education plan. If you have such an experience, please inform CHN’s Board of Directors at: 

Common Ground Homeschool Supplemental Classes
are available in New Haven, on a campus that includes vegetable gardens, friendly farm animals, hiking trails, forests, and creative nature playspaces. We welcome children ages 5 – 13+ to our NATUREYEAR FOREST SCHOOL program and/or the KIDS UNPLUGGED AFTER SCHOOL program. NatureYear students attend for one full day each week, 9 AM – 3 PM, with optional extended day through 5:30 PM. Half days from 12 – 3 are also offered. NatureYear is a drop off program where children learn, play, imagine, make friends, and enjoy outdoor adventures in all seasons! The Kids Unplugged After School Program welcomes homeschoolers as well as children coming from traditional schools. Children may attend for one day each week, 3 PM – 5:30 PM.  Kids Unplugged opens in July. All programs run on a Sept – June schedule. Message Rebecca Holcombe at for all the program detail info, or email

Collaborative Education Center – Homeschool Supplements
is a precious find in Farmington. The center opened in the fall to support all homeschool families in the Greater Hartford area and in Central Connecticut. The owners, Natalie and Tatiana, strive for professional excellence, focusing on providing nurturing experiences for children with the understanding that each child is different. They currently offer once a week enrichment classes in STEM, Spanish, and drop-in playdates. They also offer personalized tutoring sessions in math and literacy to support the homeschool education journey of each child. Their center is the only one in the area offering these high-quality opportunities for children ages 5-12. Schedule a visit today to learn more about what Natalie and Tatiana have to offer.

University of New Haven Supplemental Classes for Homeschoolers
University of New Haven is a smaller student-focused private institution on the coastline of Connecticut.  Offering over 120 undergraduate degree programs with an emphasis in hand’s-on experiential education, the University also offers high school students pre-college opportunities as well as Summer Youth Academics.  Automatic $10,000 – $28,000 annual merit-based scholarships and over 90% of applicants receiving financial aid for degree-seeking students! Note: the university is working on supplemental courses options for homeschoolers, so stay tuned.  Corinne Merjave at to learn more!


Smart Testing
If you are interested in group or individual Iowa or Woodcock Johnson standardized tests for ages 5 through adult which will identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and provide curriculum options available to home educators. (Note: testing is not legally required in CT for homeschoolers)
Contact –     203-913-4450


Marketing Options – Showcase Your Business!

“Newsletter & Social Media Opportunity”
This is a social media platform marketing outreach opportunity.  CHN has around 25,000 CT families on their platforms; newsletter, and multiple FB pages, plus our website.  This program will also be expanding to include social media ads as well.

“Resource Handout Bags” 
CHN distributes these bags at our conference and in-person Info Night events. You simply provide us with the marketing materials – flyers or brochures.  We do the rest. This program will also be expanding to include social media ads as well.

“Viewing Library”
Would you like to donate some samples of your product or service?  CHN has been building a library of homeschool resources; kits, curricula, and more.  These items are not for sale, nor are they to be checked-out by anyone – they are solely for parents to have the best opportunity which is to see the resource and look through it in-person.  We have experienced homeschoolers to help answer their curriculum questions. They will then have the contact info for making a purchase later.

“Conference Exhibitor or Speaker”
CHN hosts an annual conference and every year it is growing.  We always fill and have to close registration, so we are working on that expansion.  If you are interested in our 2025 homeschool conference, send us an email to get placed on our Contact List.   Be sure to include the details of what you have to offer.  Our focus is education related products and services for pre-K through college.

“Zoom Guest Speaker”
Do you have a product or service that is likely to draw an audience on Zoom?  We are interested in specialized services that can be explained on a Zoom platform.  If you think this might be of interest to you and the community, contact us.

How to Reach Out?
Email the and in the Subject Line of the email, be sure to include one of the Option Topics listed above.  Inform us of what it is you are interested in, and we will get back to you with either more questions, or further details on how to proceed.  We might respond in an hour or a week. If you do not hear from us, please email us again.  We are all volunteers and it is family first.  That said, we are typically fairly prompt.