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.

Homeschool Soccer

Just about every Saturday morning during the spring, summer, and fall, you will find a group of us homeschoolers playing soccer at Veterans' 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 Mornings
Time: From 10:30 AM to noon (and sometimes longer than that!)
Where: Usually Field 1 - Veterans' 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.

Yoga for the Whole Family


This homeschool family offers kids’ classes at their studio, Sanctuary Power Yoga in Torrington, every Saturday, 10-11am, ages about 6-12 years (but it's flexible). The adult class happens at the same time in a different room, so the whole family can come! Please see their website for updates:

Heather Rems Korwin, Owner
Sanctuary Power Yoga
23 Franklin St, Torrington, CT

Live Workshops for Homeschooling Parents

Homeschooling Fundamentals
Getting started with a structured approach
The decision to homeschool is daunting. Parents ask themselves: Am I qualified to be my child's teacher? — They worry about missing essential topics or even entire subjects that are critical to a thorough academic plan. What's more, newcomers to homeschooling are seldom aware of the wide range of options now available — options that make it feasible for homeschooling parents to provide to their kids a world-class education.

Homeschooling the College-Bound Student
This program addresses the principal concerns parents have about homeschooling through high school:
The High School Curriculum
All about credits, assigning grades, AP tests and scores, college courses, online courses, and courses just done at home.
Applying to College
Transcripts & record keeping, testing, the common app, admissions and homeschooling; also college visits, interviews, what to consider when choosing a school, merit aid vs. need-blind, early action vs early decision, and more.

Homeschooling Our Special Kids in CT

For more information about this support group and/or to post your own event, please feel free to contact Terri via e-mail or by phone [(203) 758-6698 or (203) 525-1205)].

College-Bound Intensives — Online Classes

Bringing Shakespeare to Life

These online sessions provide an in-depth study of Shakespeare's plays as well as the historical, cultural, and literary background needed to bring the plays to life. Students emerge with a clear sense of Shakespeare as a writer — his tastes, his interests, his concerns, and the astonishing abilities that distinguish him from other writers.

In these courses, students fall in love with Shakespeare's language, are moved by his poetry, and roar with laughter at his jokes. By the end of the series, they will be able to read Shakespeare's works on their own and understand what they're reading.

Instructor: Roy Speed

Western Connecticut Homeschool Co-op New Milford, CT

We have classes for ages 6 -18, each within their age group. We also have a 3-5 yr. old group for younger siblings. We meet one day a week, on Tuesdays, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

For the fall session, we have the following classes: chess, logic games, Fall Favorites Cooking Class, video production, MIT Scratch, Rube Goldberg Machines, art class, GREGG shorthand, science fiction book club, teen improv, flag football, digital photography, and more!

2015/2016 calendar:

  • Session 1 (12 weeks, off Thanksgiving week)
    September 15 – December 8, 2015
  • Session 2 (10 weeks)
    January 5 - March 8, 2016
  • Session 3 (10 weeks)
    March 22 – May 24, 2016

Contact Vanessa Byrne, New Families Coordinator, to schedule a visit. You can then join us for our 10-week Winter Session (January-March).

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:

Direct Donation
A donation of any amount will help. With an annual donation of $10 or more you will be registered with us. Click here to find out how to donate and the benefits of registering.

Box Tops for Education
Clip box tops and send them to us. Click here to learn more.

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