Getting Started Resources

A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Colorado
The content above is a part of CHEC's Guidebook, but trimmed down for publication on the web. If you would like the full section on Getting Started, along with 11 other sections filled with invaluable resources, please visit the CHEC Store and purchase your copy today!

The Whole Hearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson
An easy to read, informative, and encouraging book that covers the "gamut" of homeschooling topics.

The Elijah Co. Catalog (much more than just a catalog!)
Besides listing and explaining items they offer for sale, Chris and Ellen Davis include their philosophy of home education and offer a lot of information and advice.

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy
Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling by Mary Pride
Both of these resources offer explanations and reviews of many curricula. These books have been revised a few times, so check the copyright date to make sure you're getting the most current information.

Homeschooling in Action
(a DVD available from CHEC that shows a typical homeschooling day for three different families.) Purchase at the CHEC Store!

Homeschooling, The Right Choice by Chris Klicka
Answers questions about why and how to homeschool.

The Christian Home School by Gregg Harris
Biblical reasons for homeschooling and practical advice.

The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
This book identifies a wide variety of learning styles that affect a child's comprehension and attention.

CHEC Beginners' Workshops
CHEC and other local homeschool organizations across the state offer occasional events geared toward beginning homeschoolers. You can find more information about CHEC's seminars here.