Who We Are
CT Homeschool Network (CHN) is Connecticut’s statewide information and support network. As always, we are an independent, inclusive, online-based homeschooling organization, which serves to inform, empower, and foster community among home educators in the state of Connecticut. As of 2020, the organization is almost 20 years old, and has approximately 20,000 CT families as members, including current and alumni home educators from all walks of life. CHN works with people from all races, religions, lifestyles, abilities and disabilities, and learning methodologies.
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 volunteer Board of Directors. If you are interested in volunteering to help, CHN has a variety of ways that you can do so. Please reach out and become part of our team of volunteers.
How the CHN Website Fulfills Our Mission
This website provides information about how to get started in home education, learning metholodogy 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 in the way that works best for their family. Through the CHN Facebook groups, you will also learn where to find support, and other homeschool families with whom you can network and form a community. CHN is here to help show you the resources and direction toward finding that for yourself.
CHN serves all families interested in home education to the best of our ability regardless of race, creed, methodologies used, or reasons for homeschooling.
CHN believes there are numerous educational approaches; each a viable option.
CHN holds 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 education law.
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 freedom from government regulation of 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.