Great Ways to Home Educate (GWHE) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting homeschooling families in Connecticut's Litchfield, New Haven, Fairfield, and Hartford counties.

Parent Enrichment Nights

parent enrichment nights

Let's meet in an informal setting to chat about anything homeschooling. It often helps to have others with which to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns. If you'd like to come and chat, feel free!

Where: Watertown Dunkin Donuts, 1174 Main Street, Watertown, CT
Time: 7 PM
Date: April 22nd

Homeschool Soccer

homeschool soccer

Just about every Saturday morning during the spring, summer, and fall, you will find a group of us homeschoolers playing soccer at Veteran's Memorial Park, and having a blast. We keep it very informal, and emphasize having fun, learning the basics of the game (dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, throw-ins, etc), and working together as a team.

There is no requirement to be there every Saturday, we just make up the teams each week from whoever is there.

Date: Saturday's starting soon (as soon as the rest of the snow melts and the fields are open)
Time: From 10:00 AM to noon (and sometimes longer than that!)
Where: Usually Field 1 - Veteran's Memorial Park in Watertown (but sometimes on another field)
Who: All children ages 8 to 80

We highly recommend wearing a good pair of cleats, but shin guards are a must. Bring a soccer ball if you have one, but it's not required. Please contact to be added to our email list for this activity.



Whether you are just starting out with homeschooling, or are a seasoned veteran, you probably have questions, and we have answers.

A great place to start learning about homeschooling is your local library. Here's our list of recommended books for homeschoolers.

Check out our Guide to Homeschooling Styles for an overview of the many different ways you can educate your children.

Do you have a high-school aged homeschooler, and have questions about college readiness and admission exams? Read our PSAT, SAT, and ACT information pamphlet.

Or check out our FAQ to learn about how to get started homeschooling in Connecticut.

Support Us

support us

Great Ways to Home Educate is an all-volunteer, nonprofit that relies entirely upon donations to support the numerous activities we provide throughout the year. There are three easy ways to support us:

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