Our Philosophy

We understand that styles and philosophies vary among homeschooling families. That’s why we provide extracurricular activities and offer an a-la-carte, supplemental approach. We support and enrich what’s already taught in the home.

We’re a legal, non-profit organization with a staff of screened volunteers and parents. Our goal is to deliver high-quality tutelage and fun social events because we value education and socialization.


Supplemental Program

Our mission is to provide a communal space for homeschooling families to educate and socialize their children in a nature-based classroom environment.

Our supplemental program includes foreign language, arts and sciences, alongside group field trips, play dates and social events.  We give homeschoolers an opportunity to connect with peers on a regular basis because we recognize that building friendships is an essential part of a child’s healthy development.

The majority of our students are age 5 thru 12 years old. Our Meetup group includes 100+ families from all faiths and religious backgrounds.

On co-op days (Wednesdays and Fridays) students work under the supervision of a parent teacher and classroom assistant.  Throughout the year, HCHC families are part of a community that connects with regularity on a monthly (if not weekly) basis.


CLICK HERE to become a co-op member and secure a seat for your child in our 32-week supplemental program. All classes are $10-$20*/per.

On Wednesdays we meet primarily at the Miller Branch Library (Study Room 148), located at 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City, MD 21042.

On Fridays co-op classes meet at the CEC Campus (New Brick bldg – lower level parking), located in Columbia, MD 21045.


Howard County Homeschooling Cooperative (HCHC) is a secular 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a communal space for homeschooling families to educate and socialize their children in a nature-based, classroom environment.

Volunteer to Teach

We rely on the financial support and volunteerism of our membership to provide the programs we offer. To grow our work we need a community of people committed to this mission who will help us grow. Please support our work with a financial donation or through volunteering. All donations are tax deductible and easily made via Paypal and/or Amazon Smile.


Classes subject to change based on minimum student enrollment numbers (5).