If you have chosen to homeschool in Connecticut, you may need information, resources, and curriculum that will help you get started. This page aims to help guide you through the process of homeschooling in the Constitution state. Take a few minutes to read through it, and feel free to share this page with other new homeschoolers in your state.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Connecticut, articles, Time4Learning recommends that you visit your state’s Department of Education website. Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for homeschooling families, and these requirements can frequently change, so we suggest doing thorough research to make sure that you are complying with your individual state regulations. You can also visit one of these sites:
- The Home School Mom’s Connecticut support page
- Home Education in Connecticut by Ann Zeise
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
Legal disclaimer: This page provides suggestions and information on how to meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Connecticut. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.
Some Favorite CT Homeschooling Resources
There are some terrific resources available in Connecticut to help you and your family through your homeschooling journey. One very useful resource is “Great Ways to Home Educate” – A monthly newsletter for over 150 families statewide. Typically 10+ pages each month for $10/year membership that includes information for an annual spelling bee, geography bee, science fair, math clubs, co-ops statewide and regional, homeschooler-specific sports and much more.
Homeschooling in Connecticut
Many families love homeschooling in Connecticut. There are no legal requirements for the state of CT, so families have the option to not to report a letter of intent if they’d like. However, several parents still like to keep portfolios of their children’s work, and participate in standardized testing just to make sure they are getting at least “grade” level. Fortunately, most students far exceed the average; typical of many homeschoolers.
My children’s favorite part of the day is their time on Time4Learning. This is the easiest and most consistently productive curriculum we’ve used!
My kids can work independently or with my involvement. Time4Learning has enriched their education and simplified my life!
A Typical Homeschool Day
We have known several families who are notorious for being “not-at-homeschool-families.” Meaning, they get most of their education outside the home. Many homeschoolers enjoy contests, field trips, games, competitions, etc., mostly for the educational fun of meeting families with similar interests.
Say you decide to be a bit more “organized” for the upcoming year. Maybe you’re a co-moderator of two local homeschool Yahoo groups, and an active member of nearly a dozen homeschool Yahoo groups. Perhaps you love to organize co-ops, math clubs, invention classes, study groups, playdates, invention conventions, science fairs, board game days, socials, etc. Additionally, you may choose to use Time4Learning for most of your core courses and keeping the records as “formal” documentation or “grades” finished.
Generally speaking, your students may complete their studies done in the morning, which includes Time4Learning, before you go out for your daily activities in the afternoon. Each day, you might plan some social activity, such as math club, science/invention class, playdate, book club, archery/air rifle, etc. You may enjoy spending your evenings as a family with family games, reading circles, documentaries, movies and fun.
With Time4Learning, math lessons are taught by engaging characters in colorful, fun activities.
First graders learn about “parts of a whole” from Sally and Pong in “The Art of Fractions” lesson.
Homeschooling with Time4Learning
Time4Learning’s experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.
For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool curriculum can be more problematic. What works for one child may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.
Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:
- Time4Learning appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Our online learning materials are especially well-suited to children who are visual or kinesthetic learners. These children can take advantage of Time4Learning’s interactive, multi-media materials.
- Children like using the computer to learn. It’s a convenient, interactive homeschool resource that provides a welcome change each day to paper-and-pencil workbooks and textbook-based lessons.
- Parents like that it tracks progress and helps children advance by clearly presenting and reinforcing each lesson.
- Time4Learning’s self-paced, modularized lesson plans allow you to move forward and back through the materials whenever you want. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours. With Time4Learning, you are always in control.
Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!
Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool curriculum.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Connecticut, head over to the Connecticut Parent Forum.
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide – Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans – An overview of what’s available for each grade and subject.
Homeschool Portfolio Information – Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.
Online Parent’s Forum – Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Hints & Help Section – Whether you’re new to Time4Learning, a long term member, or a future member with questions about how the program works, this section answers questions about navigation, lesson planning & previewing, how the teacher guides and worksheets work, and more!
Puffin Academy App – Learn how to use Time4Learning on most mobile devices with the Puffin Academy app for iOS and Android! Get details on this kid-friendly app, including how to download and use it on the go with Time4Learning.