Great source for Curriculum Library in Albuquerque–FREE, updated w extra comments at the bottom

The Home-Education Resource Center is opening today (8/6/2021) for the new school year, 10am-4pm. It is under new leadership of Community of Grace Church, but at the same location 12201 Comanche NE. The new phone number is a work in progress, but the Email Blast email address is the same:

There are exciting changes on the horizon, the first being that the curriculum lending library is FREE! There is no ERC Membership fee. You may visit the library, talk with experienced homeschool parents, browse, and borrow curriculum on Fridays 10am-4pm August through May. Lunch-n-Learn workshops will be scheduled soon too.

To sign up for the Email Blast and receive email announcements about opportunities for homeschoolers, just send an email to

Curriculum donations are accepted. Bring them by during open hours.

The Home-Education Resource Center is open on Fridays 10am-4pm, August through May (closed for summer June/July)
***Re-opening for the new school year August 6, 2021

Location: Community of Grace Church
12201 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Hours: Fridays 10am-7pm

Phone: (505)292-9931
Webmaster note about the ERC: They have a facebook page. This resource is located within a church in the NE part of Albuquerque. The old fee was $10/year/family, it is now FREE. I believe this is a great idea. In the past they would let you check out things indefinitely and year around, closing for the summer. This has been a great resource for our family, especially the first year. The first year we relied on mainly playing with educational toys from the ERC and The phonics and reading portions are free on and a yearly subscription fee of $35/year for the other subjects. Starfall is pre-k through 3rd grade.

Other great sources that I have used are Mrs. Baurer also lets you download and print all the first lessons of every book for free to see if you like her books before purchasing, walker bookstore for used textbooks, local booksales such as “Books of Becker” in Belen, The Friends of the Albuquerque Library booksale in Alb., Title Wave books in Albuquerque also has used curriculum. Remember the great thing about choosing your own curriculum is if you don’t like it you can always change.

My personal favorites are History of the World from Well-Trained Mind we did the geography and questions, Spelling Workout from Amazon, Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition (aka Signapore Math) from Amazon, for how to read we used a combination of, McGuffey Readers, and The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading by WellTrained Mind, Abeca science books that we found at Books on Becker in Belen, and for Language and Writing we purchased The Well-Trained Mind books First Language Lessons 1-4 (I highly recommend buying the Teacher and Student editions) and than we switched to Writing with Skill. We have also used online educational resources such as CleverDragons/Always Icecream/MiAcademy (has all the subjects but only to a level of 6th grade) and Tynker (coding). I believe CleverDragons/Always Icecream/ MiAcademy now has a full curriculum available as do many others since the pandemic began. If you are looking for online learning resources WellTrained Mind now has several online courses as well as Home School Legal Defense Association.

If you have kids with special needs are different learning style and need direction I highly recommend talking to Home School Legal Defense League These are seasoned homeschool Mom’s who now are experts in everything from curriculums to testing.

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