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2016 IAHE Home Educators’ Convention

April 28 to 30

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The Indiana Association of Home Educators {IAHE} is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1983, which supports and encourages families interested in home education.

We define home education as parent-directed, home-based, privately-funded education.

Our primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process to protect our freedom to home educate, publishing information of interest for home educators, and sponsoring seminars and events to encourage families.

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Why We Homeschool ~ Get to Know the IAHE Social Media Team

Why do you homeschool?  We’ve probably all heard the question, and maybe you’ve even asked it yourself.  Maybe you are the one asking as you wonder if homeschooling is right for your family.  We’re sharing why we homeschool. Many Reasons There are many reasons, from religious to academic needs to travel needs to special needs or all of the above.  One family’s reason, may not be (and most often isn’t) another family’s.  The reasons may change from year to year, but they are all valid.  This time of year, we can question if we should continue, or if things need to change.  Maybe it is time to re-evaluate curricula or to re-visit the reasons why your family homeschools.  Maybe you are thinking of bringing your children home from school, to keep them home and homeschool. Introducing the Social Media Team We’d like to introduce you to our Social Media Team, bloggers who homeschool and are passionate about it.  They are sharing why they homeschool. Shalynne of Wonderfully Chaotic Jeniffer of Thou Shall Not Whine Annette of In All You Do Connie of The Daisyhead Tawnee of Adventures in Homeschooling Hillary of Walking... read more

Experts’ Pre-Kindergarten Programs Fail Again: Parents Do Better?

The Context Year after year, decade after decade, education experts, researchers, and policymakers offer more techniques and programs to try to enhance the learning of children at the pre-Kindergarten level. They hope to increase learning readiness, cognitive skills, and social skills that will advance learning throughout life. Politicians, parents, and taxpayers in general keep hoping for the big breakthrough from the education experts, but it does not appear to emerge. Researchers Lipsey, Farran, and Hofer recently finished a rigorous, independent evaluation of Tennessee’s Voluntary Prekindergarten program (TNVPK).[1] TN‐VPK is a very special program designed by education experts. It is a full‐day prekindergarten program for four‐year‐old children who are expected to enter kindergarten the following school year. The program in each school that participates must meet standards set by the State Board of Education. These require each classroom to have a teacher with a license in early childhood development and education. The student-to-teacher ratio must be low, of no more than 10:1, and there must be a maximum class size of 20. They must also use an expert- and government-approved age‐appropriate curriculum. TN‐VPK is an optional program that focuses on the neediest children in the state. Many people had high hopes for the effects of the special program called TN-VPK. Read more... read more

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

3 John 4

Thank you for your support of the 2015 IAHE Home Educators’ Convention!

I was so, so blessed by such an encouraging, well-organized convention, which I know was a labor of love that involved much hard work and sacrifice from all of the IAHE Board Members and the many other volunteers. Thank you all so very, very much!

Sara B

Support Group Leader

I’m so very thankful to every person who played a part in pulling together a fabulous convention. I have been homeschooling for 13 years and have attended so many conventions. I almost didn’t come this year, but I felt compelled to show my support for the IAHE. I was almost feeling like I’ve outgrown the need for convention. Boy, was I wrong. The sessions I attended were so relevant and timely, offering the exact encouragement I needed to hear.

Angelica G.

Thank you for all of your hard work to put on a fantastic conference! The past few weeks of schooling have been challenging and discouraging to the point that I was thinking maybe I shouldn’t continue with this homeschool journey. I left the conference feeling refreshed, encouraged, strengthened, and energized to keep running the race. Thank you!!!