MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Bi-monthly meetings have a variety of speakers, topics, and discussion groups.
  • A web-based Events Calendar that details all upcoming events.
  • A Mentoring Moms program where we plan various opportunities for moms who are new to homeschooling to connect with veteran homeschooling moms.
  • Affiliation with the state homeschool organization: NICHE the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators.
  • A 700 plus volume Resource Center of curricula, supplemental materials and library resources.
  • An address and phone list of our member families.
  • Unlimited opportunities to network with other members for play groups, friendships, co-op groups, spiritual support, and more.
  • Information and tickets to Children's Playhouse and Civic Center performances.
  • Current information on State and National legislative issues affecting home education.
  • Prayer requests and praises are shared on a secure web-based Prayer Warriors Forum
  • Secure Internet based Forums for daily discussion, encouragement, creative ideas, and sharing of resources.
  • A list of certified teachers who are available for Supervising Teacher or to oversee Portfolio or Testing homeschool options.
  • Annual Buy/Sell/Trade meeting in May of every year, and a Buy/Sell/Trade web based forum running year-round.
  • Fall back-to-school family picnic.

We are a volunteer cooperative organization. As such, all member benefits are made possible through other members' acts of service. In this way, we are able to provide many homeschool resources that are a direct result of each others volunteer efforts. The list of volunteer opportunities that our members serve in includes things like planning a field trip, helping set up a meeting, being a hostess, organizing group events, and many others.