Our Philosophy

We take advantage of local parks and libraries in Howard County to discover & explore the world around us.  We’re the place for involved parents who value education; bringing together homeschooled children to enjoy a nature-based education.

Our outdoor, nature classes are based on the belief that independent exploration is the key to a child’s self-development as they build self reliance, creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills.  For the kids, it’s a chance to get messy, have fun and build friendships. For parent/teachers, it’s a way to educate through play in the best classroom of all – the great outdoors!

Since our founding in November 2014, we’ve been a resource to 100s of local homeschooling families.  If you’d like to join a community of involved and like-minded parents and provide your child a place to flourish and learn in a group setting, join our Meetup group to attend social events, field trips and our annual open house event (August).


Howard County Home Educator Corp (HCHC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering enrichment classes, field trips, advancement ceremonies, and communal space for homeschoolers to study and socialize year round.

Join our Meetup Group to attend social events and field trips.


To enroll your child in the 8-week, fall semester, co-op program, please remit your application along with a $55.00 facility fee by August 15th.  Make checks payable to HCHC or send money via Paypal to payments@hchomeschooling.org

Co-op classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays, scheduled between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm.

On Wednesdays, classes meet at the Roll Up N’ Dye Art Studio located at 9190 Red Branch Road in Columbia.

On Fridays, classes meet at the Christ Episcopal Church, located at 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia, or the Miller Branch Library, located at 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City.


We rely on the financial support and volunteerism of our membership to provide the programs we offer.  All monetary donations are tax deductible and easily made via Paypal, GoFundMe and Amazon Smile.  Parents willing to teach co-op classes receive added benefits.


Classes subject to change based on minimum student enrollment numbers (8).