Home-school Resource List
Please note: This list was put together from those known and used by those within the congregation of Grace Bible Church. There are many other resources available, both Christian, other religions and secular. They are not included simply because either we have very limited knowledge of them or they are unknown to us. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of everything that a support organization may do, but only as something that could be helpful to you.
New York State LEAH (Loving Education at Home). This is the state wide Christian Homeschool support organization. Their website https://www.leah.org/ includes many good links to additional resources: Getting started, FAQ, Links, support for those for Challenged Children, etc.
Hudson Valley LEAH (Local affiliate of the above LEAH) – a Christian homeschool support group on facebook & at https://hvleah.wixsite.com/homeschool They have links to local activities and organize co-ops – such as Legal Warriors Constitution Class – 9/22 – 11/17 from 11 am – noon. (Contact Rosey daSilva – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Classical Conversations https://www.classicalconversations.com/ A Christian Home-school support group using the Classical Method of teaching / learning. Local chapter – contact Sharon Ciraulo – email@example.com
Grace Bible Church – we are starting a Christian co-op this fall. It is still in the planning stages of exactly what will be done. Contact Pastor Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information as it develops.
DCH Youth Sports: https://www.service-life.com/2278/custom/45350
*Offers competitive Basketball, Volleyball & Soccer teams
*Runner’s Club for Jr & Sr. High School students
Town Sports Leagues – check your local town for Parks & Recreation sponsored sports clubs / teams and private leagues operating in your town
Agape music: Fridays 3-4 PM at Calvary Chapel of the Hudson Valley (36 Fireman’s way Poughkeepsie) Ages 3-6 contact: JMeryAgape@gmail.com
Ages 9-11 Elisa Williams EWilliamsAgape@gmail.com
Ages 12+ Georgia Santo: GSanto@gmail.com 10 week choral program $40
Music Lessons: Check with local music stores (example: Alto Music on Rt 9) for postings of music teachers – or ask musicians you know if they teach or can recommend someone.
Legal Defense Organizations
Local Christian Schools
Tabernacle Christian Academy: http://www.tabernaclechristianonline.com/ – Poughkeepsie
Upton Lake Christian School: https://www.uptonlake.com/ – Clinton Corners
Faith Christian Academy: https://www.faithchristianacademy.org/ – Poughkeepsie
Curricula Evaluation & Supply
Reviews of Curricula – https://cathyduffyreviews.com/#
Supply – https://www.rainbowresource.com/
Free Homeschool curriculum – https://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/free-homeschool-curriculum/
Homeschooling: Toddlers to Tweens – https://hslda.org/post/what-is-my-childs-learning-preference
Free Homeschooling Resources – http://www.freestuffandsamples.com/newestsamplesblog/free-homeschooling-resources/