WELCOME TO THE CMEC!
The Charlotte Mason Educational Center (CMEC) is a nonprofit collaboration of parents and teachers dedicated to putting Charlotte Mason's philosophy into practice.
Registration for the 2023-24 School Year is now open!
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REQUEST OUR INFORMATION PACKET for a BRAND NEW video tour of our website and samples of our program.
Read more about our member benefits in our Information Packet:
From Our Members...
"My children have commented to me that they love the school year this year because we are 'doing so many more things than we used to do, like dance, drill, art, and handicrafts!' I would never have done these things without the support provided by CMEC!"
"The CMEC has made me see my role as a mother educator as a job, but in the sense of vocation, not obligation. The yoke is easy, with the CMEC to guide and encourage; home education does not feel like a burden, but rather a delight, especially since I know I am doing it in community with many women facing the same challenges."
"I love all the touchpoints the CMEC offers throughout the term and school year. There are so many options to discuss and learn from one another. The online community is a robust, thriving network of families that have helped expand and enrich our lives."
Become a member to attend our live events this summer...
Community Learning Planning Session
June 12th at 7:45pm Eastern
Will you be running or teaching in a local co-op, nature club, or TBG Group this fall, or are you thinking about starting one?
The CMEC Team will share about to begin and nurture a thriving local group from our many years' experience with The Mason Academy.
We will walk through the support we have available for group leaders and plan together for the year ahead.
Summer Planning Chat
June 19th at 8:15pm Eastern
Join us for this chat about summer planning!
This event is for those who have worked through our Summer Planning Course and would like to share insights or ask questions as we prepare for the upcoming school year.
We will hear from members and the CMEC team about their "best practices" for preparing for a new school year, from building a timetable to organizing a school room!
More benefits of early enrollment...
A 2023-24 membership gives you access to our website until June 30, 2024, no matter when you sign up! That means the earlier you enroll, the longer you get access to the extensive webinars and materials in our Resources area.
Our printable Getting Started Guide will walk you through how to take full advantage of our resources before you start your summer planning. It offers a thorough tour of our website, moving step by step through our resources so you know just where to get started. For example, before the 2023-24 curriculum launches in April, you can explore our self-paced courses on building a timetable or the Mason method of a lesson, webinars on narration and exams, our favorite Parents' Review articles, and other foundational preparation to make this school year your best yet!
New members are also welcome to jump in with our 2022-23 guides for composer study, artist study, hymns and folksongs, handicrafts, and more! We would love to have you learning alongside us this spring.
What is a Charlotte Mason education?
Coming up for the 2023-24 School Year...
Back again this year: our popular Mother's Education Course will help you dig deep into what makes an effective mother-teacher and how Charlotte Mason's approach can benefit our families in lessons and life.
Leading a Charlotte Mason co-op or TBG Group? We offer a series of live online meetings especially for group leaders and teachers, a thorough handbook to aid your planning, and email encouragement.
Interested in learning about how a Mother's Logbook can revitalize your planning or how to build a workable timetable? Our self-paced Summer Planning Course has a set of videos to walk you through setting up your school year.
The members-only Fall Mini-Retreat in October will give you a shot of inspiration right as you begin your school year!
Enjoy our curated library of Parents' Review articles not available anywhere else online. We highlight a new one each season as a "Community Read" to discuss at La Pianta, our online discussion board.
Now available for purchase: the 2022 CMEC Retreat Package!
And the 2018 and 2019 Retreat Packages are now available for just $20!
Get our Information Packet:
Video tours of our website
Samples of our curriculum
An inside look at the CMEC!
Private discussion board designed to help you grow as a parent and educator
Opportunities to forge local connections with other CMEC families
Art and Handicraft Videos
Video lessons make it simple to share these subjects with your students
Video interviews featuring the fresh voices of member mothers
All-day webinar with hands-on help for raising successful writers
This dive into the benefits of Plutarch makes great listening for fathers too
From Our Members...
Knowledge and Wonder
"The CMEC has been a gift beyond measure, not just in the lives of my children, but in the culture of our home and the lives of both my husband and I. The 'personal delight and joy in living' is not restricted to the students and only during school hours, but rather permeates in broad and resounding ways to all members of the family throughout our day as we grow in knowledge and wonder and character alongside each other. All of us are being nourished and enlivened through the thoughtful and earnest work of the CMEC, and we are each so grateful!"
"The CMEC provides a seat for everyone at the table. Whether it is your first year as a home educator or you have a high school student, there is always someone who can learn from your experiences and that you can learn from. We have been a Charlotte Mason family since my oldest began school. But only in the years we have been members of the CMEC community have I felt like a true educator. The humble and gentle way this community has been created and fostered has influenced much more than the books on our table -- but our whole family atmosphere."
A Full Feast
"Absolutely every single offering from the CMEC has fed my own soul as a mother-teacher to my children. This entire space and all the people behind it are so incredibly life-giving, and the CMEC has helped me to bring the fullness of the feast to my children every day. The inspiration that I have been given through the ideas this team has put me in touch with has been immense; the support they have given me along the way feels unceasing, I truly cannot thank them enough."