WELCOME TO THE CMEC!
We are a nonprofit collaboration of parents and teachers dedicated to putting Charlotte Mason's philosophy into practice. Enrollment is currently closed, but if you would like updates on our plans for the 2021-2022 School Year, CMEC retreats and events, and more, please sign up for our Contact List.
You can also request our brand new information packet, with a video tour of our website and samples of our program!
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 digging deep into what makes an effective mother-teacher and how Charlotte Mason's approach can benefit our families in lessons and life.
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.
At this year's members-only Fall Mini-Retreat we will focus on composition through the Forms, exploring Mason’s approach to teaching writing, looking at sample compositions by CMEC students, and discussing how to provide helpful feedback.
Interested in learning about how a Mother's Logbook can change the way you approach 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.
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 to join us LIVE for our Spring 2021 members-only events...
Our Online Orientation
March 11th at 8:15pm Eastern
Join us for a new member 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, suggestions for getting started with the CMEC,
a sneak peek at our curriculum, and more.
Our Spring Curriculum Launch
Every year we hold an event in the spring to walk through each Form's course of study for the coming year. Our curriculum writers discuss how each book was chosen and the role it plays in the program. We will have our Programs and Shopping Lists ready so you can get a jump start on your planning!
Recordings of both events will be available for those who enroll after April 17th.
And another benefit of early enrollment...
Your 2021-2022 Membership gives you access to our website until June 30, 2022, no matter when you sign up!
The sooner you enroll, the sooner you get access to the articles, webinars, and courses 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 current year's Subject Guides available for composer study, artist study, Shakespeare, Plutarch, and more
for those who would like to jump into the CMEC selections 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."