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Chittenden County

Chittenden County

Volunteers needed to provide county resources in the areas of: 

  • Homeschooling Contacts 
  • Groups/co-ops (specify religion, secular, approach or philosophy) 
  • Tutors for students or programs for parent
  • Special Needs resources
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Outdoor activities
  • Music/Art
  • Sports
  • Teachers for end-of-year assessments
  • Miscellaneous information

GROUPS/CO-OPS. Specify approach/philosophy: Christian, Secular, Classical Conversations, etc.:

If you are interested in a Classical approach, there are several Classical Conversation groups in this county. This is a Christian based group .

The website is: http://www.classicalconversations.com/common/cc-101
This is the list of CC groups in Vermont:  http://www.classicalconversations.com/index.php?zipcode=05495&option=com_findcommunity&task=

Living Hope Christian Church:

1037 South Brownell Road

Williston, VT  05495
Challenge A and Challenge I meet on Tuesdays from 8:30AM - 3:00 PM.

Community Bible Church:

2025 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT  05401

Foundations meets from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Essentials meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

 


Redeeming Grace Church:

164 Ballard Road

Georgia, VT 05468

Foundations meets on Thursdays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cheryl M. Owens, Executive Director:

The Homespun Group. LLC

Homespun & Hands-On / Homespun Theater

mommyo@gmavt.net  

(802) 434.3357


Monday Homeschool Co-op: Christian:

2025 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT  05401

Contact: Cheryl Zeigler kczeigler@juno.com

 

COUNTY SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES. Include special ed teachers who will work with homeschoolers.:


The Stern Center for Language and Learning:

183 Talcott Road, Suite 101

Williston, VT 05495

802-878-2332

http://www.sterncenter.org/

The Stern Center does learning evaluations as well as tutoring.

UVM Eleanor M. Luce Center for Communication, Speech, Language and Hearing:

Pomeroy Hall, 489 Main St.

Burlington, VT 05405

Phone:  (802) 656-3861

Fax: (802) 656-2528

Email: Luse.Center@uvm.edu

http://www.uvm.edu/~cnhs/luse_center/

The Eleanor M. Luse Center is a non-profit organization which provides speech-language pathology and audiology services to children and adults throughout Vermont, upstate New York and northern New England.


Vermont Family Network:

600 Blair Park Road, Suite 240

Williston, Vermont

(802) 876-5315 or 1-800-800-4005.

M-F 9:00 am-4:30 pm.

http://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/

They have a lending library, which offers a collection of over 1000 books, videos, DVDs, magazines and other resources related to special needs, healthcare and education.

 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS:


DCF Booktalks for Homeschoolers @ Brownell Library:

6 Lincoln Street

Essex,  VT 05452

878-6956

www.brownelllibrary.org/

Ages: 9 - 14+

Cost: Free

Dates: The first Wednesday of each month from November through April.

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Features: Students in Grades 4 - 8 meet to hear book talks of 30 titles from this year’s DCF (Dorothy Canfield Fisher) list. Four titles are presented each month. Students who read at least five of the titles are eligible to vote in April for their favorite to win the DCF Book Award in the spring.  Group discussion is encouraged!

Red Clover Booktalks for homeschoolers@Brownell Library:

6 Lincoln Street

Essex,  VT 05452

878-6956

www.brownelllibrary.org/

Ages: 5 - 8

Cost: Free

Dates: The first Wednesday of each month from November through April.

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Features: Students in Grades K - 3 meet to hear book talks of titles from this year’s Red Clover list. Students make various arts and crafts each month based on the books discussed. Students vote in April for their favorite to win the Red Clover Book Award in the spring.  The book that they vote for is gifted to them in May with a certificate of participation. Group discussion is encouraged!

 

LIBRARIES:


Fletcher Free Library:

235 College St.

Burlington, VT   05401

www.fletcherfree.org

(802) 863 - 3403

Burnham Memorial Library:

898 Main St.

Colchester, VT   05446

www.colchestervt.gov

(802) 879 - 7576


Brownell Library:

6 Lincoln St.

Essex Junction, VT   05452

www.brownelllibrary.org

(802) 878-4918

Essex Free Library:

Rtes. 15 & 128

PO Box 8093

Essex, VT   05451

www.essex.org   Click on sidebar for Library link

(802) 879 - 0313


Carpenter Carse Library:

69 Ballards Corner Rd.

PO Box 127

Hinesburg, VT   05461

www.carpentercarse.org

(802) 482 - 2878

Huntington Public Library:

2156 Main Road

PO Box 98

Huntington, VT  05462

www.huntingtonpubliclibrary.org

(802) 434 - 4583


Deborah Rawson Memorial Library:

8 River Rd.

Jericho, VT   05465

www.drml.org

(802) 899 - 4962

Jericho Town Library:

7 Jericho Center Circle (on the Green)

PO Box 1055

Jericho Ctr., VT   05465

www.jerichotownlibrary.org

(802) 899 - 4686


Milton Public Library:

39 Bombardier Rd.

Milton, VT   05468

www.miltonlibraryvt.org

(802) 893 - 4644

Richmond Free Library:

201 Bridge St.

PO Box 997

Richmond, VT   05477

www.richmondfreelibraryvt.org

(802) 434 - 3036


Pierson Library:

5376 Shelburne Rd.

Shelburne, VT   05482

www.piersonlibrary.org

(802) 985 - 5124

South  Burlington Community Library:

540 Dorset St.

S Burlington, VT   05403

www.sbcl.sbschools.net

(802) 652 - 7080


Westford Public Library

1717 VT Rte 128

PO Box 86

Westford, VT   05494

www.westfordpubliclibrary.wordpress.com

(802) 878 - 5639

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library

21 Library Ln.

Williston, VT   05495

www.williston.lib..vt.us


Winooski Memorial Library

32D Mallets Bay Ave.

Winooski, VT   05404

www.winooskilibrary.wordpress.com

(802) 655 - 6424

 

MUSEUMS:


SHELBURNE FARMS

1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT, 05482

802-985-8498

http://www.shelburnefarms.org

Since 1980, we have made a fine "farmhouse" cheddar according to traditional methods, using only the raw milk from our purebred herd of Brown Swiss cows. The cheese is rGBH- and rBST-free and contains no artificial flavors, colorings, or preservatives. Visitors to Shelburne Farms are welcome to view our cheesemaking in process at the Farm Barn from mid-May to mid-October.

NATIONAL MORGAN HORSE MUSEUM

122 Bostwick Road, Shelburne, VT, 05482

802-985-8665

http://www.morganmuseum.org/

The sturdy, studly Morgan horse is unique to Vermont. That’s because Justin Morgan — originally of Springfield, Massachusetts — was living in Randolph when he bred the animal to perfection back in the 1700s. Strong and versatile, the animals worked on farms, pulled stagecoaches, competed in early harness racing and carried the First Vermont Cavalry to the Civil War. The National Museum of the Morgan Horse recounts this uniquely American equine story.


BIRDS OF VERMONT MUSEUM

900 Sherman Hollow Road,

Huntington, VT, 05462

802-434-2167

http://www.birdsofvermont.org

A happy obsession is in evidence at the Birds of Vermont Museum — home to hundreds of life-sized wooden birds expertly carved by Bob Spear. The loon family alone took him 850 hours to carve and paint. Spear founded Vermont’s first chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1962 and is still carving birds today.

ECHO LAKE AQUARIUM & SCIENCE CENTER

College Street

Burlington,  VT 05401

(802) 864-1848

http://echovermont.org/

Discover the ecology, culture, history, and opportunities the Lake Champlain Basin has to offer! There are over 100 hands-on interactive exhibits for guest of all ages to enjoy, as well as 60 species of live fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Be sure to check out the:

•Echo Encounters (scavenger hunts for grades 2-8)

•Live Animal Feedings

•Movie Shorts

•Story times

http://www.echovermont.org/educators/ft_school.html

Homeschoolers are encouraged to take advantage of the same field trip/education opportunities afforded to the public schools.


FLEMING MUSEUM

1 Colchester Avenue

Burlington,  VT 05401

(802) 656-0750  

Email: fleming@uvm.edu

www.flemingmuseum.org

Museum Mission Statement:  The Robert Hull Fleming Museum serves as a gateway for active cultural exchange and critical thinking in our communities and an essential learning resource for the University of Vermont. Through the experience of our diverse collection, dynamic exhibition schedule, and innovative educational programming, people of all ages are inspired to discover the arts and cultures of the world.
Admission Information for Educators and Students: http://www.uvm.edu/~fleming/index.php?category=visiting&page=visiting

ETHAN ALLEN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

Ethan Allen Homestead

Burlington,  VT

(802) 865-4556

www.ethanallenhomestead.org/

A large park along the Winooski River in Burlington featuring numerous wildlife species and elevated boardwalk trails, as well as Ethan and Fanny Allen's restored 1787 farmhouse--the historic home of Vermont's founder Ethan Allen and his wife, Fanny.

Just a short drive from downtown Burlington, the Homestead offers hands-on history, spectacular scenery, and riverside picnic areas and walks. The Homestead provides a genuine slice of 18th century life, and an intimate look at Vermont's most colorful - and controversial founder.

 


SHELBURNE MUSEUM

6000 Shelburne Road

Shelburne, VT

985-3356

http://shelburnemuseum.org

Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over  150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 37 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds.  View a Monet. Explore the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga. Ride the 1920’s carousel. Watch a blacksmith at work.

http://shelburnemuseum.org/learn/schools-and-teachers/

Shelburne Museum offers Passport to Learning each spring and fall. Certain dates are reserved exclusively for homeschooling families.

 

MUSIC/ART (include private instructors):


FLYNN THEATRE

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

153 Main Street,

Burlington, Vermont 05401

For more information on any of our programs, call the Education Department at 802-652-4548, or emaileducation@flynncenter.org.

The Flynn  Student Matinee Series welcomes an average of 43,000 school children from 200-plus schools each year. Homeschoolers are invited to put in a request form to any of these matinees. These forms are mailed out in April. Pick out the performances that you would like to attend with the number of students you will bring. Mail it in early for the best chance to get the performances of your choice. The average price for admission is $8.00 per person attending. Payment for all performances chosen is made in advance when you send in your form.

http://www.flynncenter.org/education/student-matinees.html

 

SPORTS. Include private instructors.:


Homeschool Bowling League.

Tuesdays 1pm at Spare Time in Colchester. 8 dollars per bowler per week including shoes for 3 games. Starts Sept 11 going 12 weeks to November 27. Please contact Brandi Turner at brandi00@gmail.com if you would like to join with your numbers so she can get teams together.

http://www.sparetimecolchester.com

Homeschool Ice Skating

Weekly-Homeschool Hour of Ice Skating- Essex Junction

See info/cost : www.ccsuvt.org/skate


FRIDAY HOMESCHOOL TENNIS & SWIM PROGRAM at the EDGE in Essex:

Session 1. September to October: 5  Week session over a 6 week period

They usually skip a session here, due to public school teacher conferences/in-service days.

Session 2. October to December: 7 week session

Skip Thanksgiving week.
Session 3. January to mid-March:

Session 4. Mid-March to May:

Session 5. May to June:

14 per week for both Tennis & Swim          

$10 per week for Tennis only

$10 per week for Swim only

Younger students: 6-10 years old or with less experience.

Noon-1:00 p.m.   SWIM

1:00-2:00 P.M. TENNIS

Older students;: 11-18 years old or having more experience.

Noon-1:00 p.m.   TENNIS

1:00-2:00 p.m. SWIM

*Contact Tammy Azur at the EDGE of Essex for more information:

The EDGE of Essex       879-7734 x 127

tammya@edgevt.com  www.edgevt.com

Homeschool Swim Program

YMCA Burlington

We’re here to support your child’s health and wellbeing by providing the location, equipment and instructors for your home school children. We will help your child establish and maintain their health and fitness goals through swimming.

http://www.gbymca.org/youth-development/swim-sports-play/youth-swim-lessons/