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
ECHO-MN is not…
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.
Homeschool Adventures is your source for planning and joining in homeschooling field trips, classes and events in Minnesota.
Next ECHO Quarterly Meeting
When: Thursday March, 1, 2007 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Time: We will reschedule asap
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
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.
promotes the legal and positive education alternative of
homeschooling to families, including those with preschool-aged children.
strives to foster an accurate and favorable image of home
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.
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
is committed to fulfilling its mission in an atmosphere of
respect and inclusiveness.