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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 2022-23 School Year is now open!

SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST for announcements and updates from our organization.

REQUEST OUR NEW INFORMATION PACKET for a video tour of our website and samples of our program.

REGISTER FOR OUR SUMMER RETREAT coming up July 11-12 in Philadelphia.




Learn more about a Charlotte Mason education...

OUR CURRICULUM

A rich curriculum designed around the full feast of a Mason education

OUR RESOURCES


Thorough support materials to help you educate with confidence

OUR COMMUNITY


Ongoing training alongside other families using the program



From Our Members...

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Supportive

"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!"

- Nicole



Delightful


"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."


- Raquel



Enriching


"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."


- Angie

Become a member to attend our live events this spring...

Spring Curriculum Launch

April 9th, all day event   Recordings now available!

Each year we hold a live spring event to walk through each Form's course of study for the upcoming year.

Programs and Shopping Lists will be available to download. The CMEC Team will share how each book was chosen and the role it plays in the curriculum.

Get a jump start on fall planning!


Common Subjects & Kinderleben Launch

May 23rd at 8:15pm Eastern

Join us as we walk through the Common Subjects for the 2022-23 School Year, including art, music, dance, drill, and recitation!

This meeting is for members teaching all Forms.

During the second half of the meeting, we will discuss our Kinderleben Guide for families with young children.


More benefits of early enrollment...

A 2022-23 membership gives you access to  our website until June 30, 2023, no matter when you sign upThat means the sooner you enroll, the sooner you get access to the webinars and articles in our Resources area.

Our NEW printable Getting Started Guide walks through how to take full advantage of our resources before you start fall 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 curriculum is up in April, you can take advantage of our self-paced courses on building a timetable or the Mason lesson plan, our 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 2021-22 guides for composer study, artist study, hymns and folksongs, art, and more.  We would love to have you learning alongside us this spring!





Coming up for the 2022-23 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. 



Read more about our member benefits in our Information Packet: 

REQUEST NOW  



New Features...

La Pianta

Private discussion board designed to help you grow as a parent and educator

Bulletin Boards

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

Member Chats

Video interviews featuring the fresh voices of member mothers


Composition Course

All-day webinar with hands-on help for raising successful writers

Plutarch Webinar

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!"

- Emily




Family Atmosphere

"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."

- Allison



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."

- Amanda




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