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ECHO
Eclectic Community of
Homeschooling Opportunities

Welcome to ECHO Minnesota! 

What is ECHO-MN?

ECHO-MN is an outreach group designed to help families learn about homeschooling and support those families via quarterly meetings, Yahoo Group communication, and connecting families with homeschooling support groups. 

What ECHO-MN is not…

ECHO-MN is not a legal resource, curriculum provider, or co-operative. The information we share is based on the personal experiences of Minnesota homeschoolers. We are happy to share what we have learned, but encourage everyone considering homeschooling to educate themselves on the law and homeschooling philosophies to be sure they are making the best possible decision for themselves and for their children. 

 

Time for a Makeover

ECHO MN grew out of an unmet need of support for families with young children. As the years have passed and our own children have grown, the need for a transformation of the group has been recognized. According to Research Facts on Homeschooling*, by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., homeschooling may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States (at 7% to 12% per year). (*Source: www.nheri.org)

Those of you who have been with ECHO for a long time probably realize that we have been a volunteer-run organization. You have patiently stuck with us as we have inched along like a caterpillar in the spring. You will be glad to know that ECHO is ready to come out of its cocoon and fly.

We hope that the upcoming metamorphosis will inspire our members to actively participate and benefit from our eclectic community of Minnesota homeschoolers.

Welcome to your new Eclectic Community of Homeschooling Opportunities in Minnesota. Our “extreme homeschool makeover” is about to begin, and we will be seeking your ideas, suggestions, and contributions. Stay tuned for more information about ECHO’s transition to your complete Minnesota homeschooling resource.

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Next ECHO Quarterly Meeting 

When: Thursday March, 1, 2007
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


Time:
We will reschedule asap

Where:
TBD


Topic: 

Preschool Screening and
Should I Homeschool

New families are always welcome.

Please check the ECHO Events page for more information about this event and other events of interest to homeschooling families. 

 

 
 

ECHO Mission Statement

ECHO-MN is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization providing homeschooling information and support to families, including those with preschool-aged children.

  • ECHO-MN promotes the legal and positive education alternative of homeschooling to families, including those with preschool-aged children.
  • ECHO-MN strives to foster an accurate and favorable image of home education.
  • ECHO-MN seeks to empower parents to trust their abilities to educate their children at home through quarterly informational meetings and providing mentors and a model for starting and operating a successful support group.
  • ECHO-MN encourages families to take an active role in preserving their right to choose how they will educate their children.
  • ECHO-MN does not promote any one method of homeschooling and strives to provide a wide range of information about educational philosophy to allow parents to make the best choices for their families.
  • ECHO-MN is committed to fulfilling its mission in an atmosphere of respect and inclusiveness.

 


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