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FAQs

Group Questions

Q:

What is Hemet Christian Homeschool Moms?

A:

Hemet Christian Homeschool Moms is a Christ-centered home school support group and educational cooperative ministering to families in Hemet, CA.  We are here to encourage you on this journey of homeschooling.  Some of the variety of family activities that you can take part in are as follows but not limited to:

  • Co-op
  • Park days
  • Mom's nights out
  • Family BBQ's
  • Field trips
  • Bible studies
  • Holiday parties
  • and much more

HCHM desire to see parents rediscover their God-given role to educate their children ---“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."(Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

We hope that through the practical application of God's word and prayer we would heed His instruction in loving, educating, and equipping our children to the fullest extent of their ability --- "That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, sculptured in palace style." (Psalm 144:12)

Hemet Christian Homeschool Moms believes that God has given to parents the primary responsibility to raise and educate their children. Since He has given His people all things pertaining to life and godliness, they need not feel inadequate or fear failure in the area of educating their children. Therefore, HCHM seek to encourage and assist the parent in this calling through the variety of ways that its individual members enable the group. We are able to rest in knowing that in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us and that includes the education of our children. We must stand firm in knowing that He who began a good work in us will be faithful to complete it.

In acknowledgment of the fact that God is in complete control, we must, therefore, cast aside any form of pride and in sincere humility live out the convictions we have to home educate our children. We must never become self-righteous as to condemn those who have chosen to do otherwise (Philippians 2:1-4).

Q:

How do I join the group?

A:

We're so glad you want to join us! You can click the Join link at the top of this website to fill out your application. We will contact you after we receive your application to set up an in-person meet and greet. Once we've been able to meet you in person we will approve your membership application. You will need to pay the $20 annual fee when you are approved so that you can take full advantage of the group events and website. 

Q:

 I’ve joined. Now what? 

A:

 Welcome to our group! One of the best ways to become familiarized with HCHM is to jump right in and attend an event! You can view the event calendar here on the website, post a message to the message board, and see what other members are doing.

Q:

I’ve looked at the calendar, and there are no events that fit in with my schedule/my kid's nap/school/work/etc. How can I participate? 

A:

Easy, Organize your own event! The admin of this group is here to facilitate what our group does, but the rest is up to you! This is your group as much as anyone else— Chances are there is someone out there who has the same schedule or time restrictions as you—if you put it on the calendar, they will come! There is no idea too meek and no event too small—even two moms meeting up is a success. When you post an event, you abide by the group statement of faith and guidelines. The settings are set so everyone can add an event to the calendar. However, if you’re having trouble, please contact an administrator and we'll help you.

Co-op Questions

Q:

What is HCHM co-op (Hemet Christian Homeschool Moms Co-op)?

A:

HCHM Co-op is a cooperative learning opportunity for children Pre-K through 12th grade which meets every Friday from August - May over the course of two semesters with various weeks off. Class registration takes place twice a year and students must be enrolled prior to attending classes. We desire to support and assist parents in the training of their children by providing classes to supplement and enrich their education in a class environment. Because this is a cooperative effort, there will be a pooling of our resources and skills. Everyone must contribute so that this co-op can be a success. One parent must be present every hour that their children are attending classes.

This is a ministry cooperative by families to families. Prices of classes are determined by the costs of supplies alone unless it's led by a tutor. A tutor may be hired to lead High School classes when there's a consensus among the parents about class and the necessary number of students to make it a class.

 We count on the active involvement of every family member to make co-op day a success!

Our role is to encourage the parent, through support, assistance, co-op classes and relationship building.  We do not function as a school.

Q:

Do I have to stay for all class periods?

A:

No! You only need to stay and participate during the time your child is in class. You can register for one class per day or all four classes per day.

Q:

How am I expected to help if I take part in the HCHM Co-ops?

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Since this is a true co-op and is meant to be a pooling of talents, we need everyone's help! When you register for classes, you will be asked to serve in some way. For example: If you do not feel led to teach you can sign on as a teachers helper which would involve helping the teacher keep order, taking young children to the restrooms, helping with crafts, etc..

Every family is expected to be scheduled for teacher/helper, set-up, lunch duty or clean-up. Families enrolled in three or four periods are expected to help in two periods. Families enrolled in one or two periods are expected to help in one period.   Exemptions from this will need to be approved by the co-op leadership and board. Parental assistance is mandatory.

Q:

Do I have to be present the whole time my children are at the co-ops?

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Yes. In order for your child to participate, you must be present and helping the entire time your child is at co-ops. You may not drop your child off, or leave them in the care of another parent who is already at the co-ops. If you cannot be present for some reason, you may substitute someone in your place who will fulfill your responsibilities. This person stands in your place, following your schedule.

Q:

What do I do with my child that is under 3 years old?

A:

We have a toddler and infant nursery for children who are too young to take classes for your convenience. Babies are welcome to stay with their mamas. All infants and preschoolers must have at least one sibling age 5 in co-op.

Q:

What should I do if we have to be absent from co-ops?

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If you can't make it to co-ops, you need to ask your helper to be your substitute and find another parent to assist as a helper. Leave lesson plans for the assistant/sub to follow. Our policy is that you'll limit your absences to no more than three times per semester. Every person is important therefore you need to find extra help if you will be missing.
 
If you have set-up or cleaning duties, you need to find someone to switch with and then communicate with Co-op director.

Q:

What are the expectations for my children at co-op?

A:

Children are expected to be prepared for class (i.e. completed homework assignments {if applicable}, sharpened pencils, notebooks and paper, all required books and materials). It is expected that everyone clean up after him/herself after lunch and before leaving. Please throw away trash, check for personal belongings and papers left, etc. Children should arrive five minutes before class begins. Children are expected to respect the teacher and follow directions. Parents will be contacted if disciplinary problems arise. There will be two verbal warnings before the child is sent to study hall. Continued discipline issues will result in the child to be removed from the class and taken to their parent until the problem is adequately addressed.