Getting Started Resources


A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Colorado

This resource offers guidelines for homeschoolers in the state of Colorado including sections on Getting Started, the Colorado Home School Law, Choosing Curriculum, keeping records and much more.  Call the CHEC office at 720-842-4852 to order. Available for print version for $39.95, or CD for $14.95.


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 Today 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.


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.

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