WELCOME TO THE CMEC!
We are a nonprofit collaboration of parents and teachers dedicated to putting Charlotte Mason's philosophy into practice. We invite you to join our community for the coming school year.
All ready to sign up? Head to our registration page!
Find the support you are looking for in your homeschool!
CMEC Members benefit from our core offerings:
Here's what our members are saying...
"You offer so much help and support through guides, articles, webinars, community events, it’s just incredible!
I haven’t seen anything else like this for Charlotte Mason homeschoolers."
- Hollie in VA
"The Mother's Education Course and the retreats have been exactly the professional development that I have needed to become the person I want to be and the teacher I want to be, as a Charlotte Mason educator. I feel like that student in Mason's classroom: I'm 'learning how to live.'"
- Jessica in MA
"The curriculum is just the right recipe. I've done my own thing and I've used other CM curriculum providers. CMEC is a perfect fit for me in providing plenty of support but not restricting the way I implement it in my home school."
- Cassie in MO
What's coming up this fall?
Our popular Mother's Education Course will spend this coming year on a subject-by-subject overview of the Mason program. We'll be digging deep as we examine composition, science, art and composer study, and more.
Our Resources area features webinars on subjects from geography to history, as well as general topics like exams, narration, and composition -- watch any time you need fresh inspiration!
Our website offers a curated library of Parents' Review articles not available anywhere else online. We highlight a few new ones as our "Community Reads" for the year, ready for you to print and discuss.
This year's members-only Fall Mini-Retreat will be an in-depth look at art instruction in the Mason model: brush-drawing, clay-modeling, and chalkboard drawing, taught by our art teacher at The Mason Academy.
Interested in learning about how a Mother's Logbook can change the way you approach planning? We'll be talking about Logbooks and other ways of organizing your homeschool at our Fall Form Meetings!
Leading a Charlotte Mason co-op or TBG Group? We will have five live online meetings this year especially designed for group leaders and teachers.
Sign up now and join us LIVE for our Spring 2020 members-only events...
Our Online Orientation
Recording now up on the website for members!
We will be offering a New Member Online Orientation with the CMEC Team. This is our chance to say hello and welcome you to the program! We'll provide a tour of the website, details on our community events for the upcoming school year, a sneak peek at our curriculum, tips on Getting Started with the CMEC, and more.
Our Spring Curriculum Launch
Recording now up on the website for members!
Every year we hold an event in the spring to walk through each Form’s course of study for the coming year. Join us live online as the curriculum writers discuss how each book was chosen and the role it plays in the program. Our 2020-2021 Programs and Shopping Lists are ready to print so you can get a jump start on fall planning!
And JUST ADDED to our Spring 2020 Calendar:
Our Common Subjects and Kinderleben Launch
May 18th from 7:30-9:30pm EST
Join the CMEC Team live as we walk through our Common Subjects Program for the coming school year: artist study, composer study, handicrafts, outdoor work, and more! We'll also be launching our community Pre-Reading Challenge and share tips for spending your summer well. And then we'll spend some time discussing plans for Kinderleben families (those with preschool and kindergarten students).
Our 2020-2021 Programs and Shopping Lists are ready on the website for you to download and print TODAY!
Another benefit of early enrollment...
Your 2020-2021 Membership gives you access to our website until June 30, 2021, no matter when you sign up!
The sooner you enroll, the sooner you get access to the webinars and articles in our Resources area.
Our Getting Started Guide offers suggestions for working through those materials as you prep this spring and summer.
We also have our Subject Guides available there for artist study, composer study, Shakespeare, and more
for new members who would like to jump in this spring.
More reviews from our members...
"It's the combination of a real, authentic community and a comprehensive education program. The CMEC not only provides all of the resources that you could possibly need to give your children a complete Charlotte Mason education; they also hold your hand throughout the journey. There is nothing else like it out there!"
"I have grown as an educator, as a mother, and as a person because of my exposure to Mason's methods and the constant education I am receiving through the CMEC."
"The CMEC ... has provided me with role models at the beginning of my homeschool journey, with Charlotte Mason as my master teacher. I feel that I have entrusted myself to her wisdom and to the guidance of her more experienced students. My husband has often commented on the fruits of CMEC for the children and me, and has been so encouraging in my taking advantage of the community resources, even when it requires travel and expense—to me, his enthusiasm is a great testament to CMEC’s fruits in our family life!"
"I love that the CMEC family of homeschoolers shares my passion for intentional parenting and the desire not to segregate education from home life. The CMEC put words to what had already been in my heart -- that teaching character is not secondary to teaching curriculum, and that life and education are contiguous. This is reflected not only in the curriculum itself, but in their approach to applying the curriculum -- and that is what really sets this group apart ...
The result is that you get much more than a booklist -- you find a community
that supports your homeschool journey and guides you along the way."