About Cochrane Home Educators

Cochrane has a very active homeschooling community with over 100 families registered with Cochrane Home Educators.

CHE is a volunteer run organization. Through the dedicated efforts of our volunteers, CHE hosts a welcome back BBQ every fall, a winter party, a Celebration of learning showcase/potluck, a sports day in May and a graduation at the end of the year for our grade 12 grads. We also host a New Homeschooler's Information night twice a year.

Each year our members organize a variety of classes. This year classes include phys-ed for children 5-18yrs separated by age groups, music, Spanish, and other classes offered through our activity co-op. Most classes at Spray Lakes Family Sports Center. Discussion groups run for parents while the kids are in phys-ed. Members are encouraged to organize classes, field trips or get-togethers with other homeschoolers in the group.

We support the community through hosting a 'Spread the Love' event once a month where we make sandwiches for the drop in centre in Downtown Calgary.

Mission Statement

To Encourage and support home learning families, and to educate others on the benefits of home education.

Our Beliefs

  • 1.
    Any parent is qualified to help his or her child learn
  • 2.
    All you need is a natural curiosity, a desire to learn, the courage to develop ideas and share them with your children
  • 3.
    Home education is a 365 days a year life experience
  • 4.
    Flexibility is a necessity and an asset
  • 5.
    Children learn at their own pace
  • 6.
    In the development of the independent nature of our children
  • 7.
    In multi-level socialization, with a strong family influence