Our Mission

Evanston Home Educators is a group of homeschooling parents in and around Evanston who gather together to help each other create learning and social opportunities for their children. EHE provides support, ideas, information, and opportunities for group classes and field trips . A member of the umbrella group H.O.U.S.E. (Home-Oriented Unique Schooling Experience), our group is non-sectarian, and our members have many different approaches to and reasons for homeschooling.

Come join us in person!

Evanston Home Educators meets at 7:15 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church Activities Center, 3637 Golf Road in Evanston (see map). (NOTE: We meet the second Monday of September and there is no meeting in July.) Our meetings are designed for adults only; however, infants are always welcome.

Newcomers

You do not need to be a member of EHE to come to our meetings. For those who are exploring the concept of homeschooling, who have just made the decision to homeschool, or who are new to the area, you are welcome to attend the meetings and newcomer circles for as long as you feel like a newcomer. We can cover the legalities of homeschooling, the range of homeschooling styles and resources, the philosophy of homeschooling, what EHE has to offer, how to get started, and answer individual questions.

Main topic discussion begins at 7:15. We take an impromptu break and any newcomers can break off for the Newcomers' Circle. We resume discussions until 9 pm. The business meeting is held at 9 pm.

Newcomer information is also available by contacting either Jen K. or Ann W.

We also host periodic Newcomers' Teas, a more leisurely setting to discuss your questions in more depth. Experienced homeschoolers share their stories and resource ideas. We cover the legalities of homeschooling, the range of homeschooling styles and resources, the philosophy of homeschooling, what EHE has to offer, how to get started, and answer individual questions.

Information on how EHE works is available on the About Us page of this website.

Newcomers' Tea
Sunday, April 17
3:00-5:00
Contact Ann W. or Jen K. to RSVP and learn the location.

The Newcomers' Tea provides a leisurely setting to discuss questions in more depth. Experienced homeschoolers will share their stories and resource ideas. We will cover the legalities of homeschooling, the range of homeschooling styles and resources, the philosophy of homeschooling, what EHE has to offer, how to get started, and answer individual questions.