About CRECHE

CRECHE was established in 1999 by a small group of Catholic home schooling families to help support the efforts of parents as primary educators, to teach their children at home. We’ve not only grown in numbers, but have also grown in our Catholic faith, realizing that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Faithful to the Catholic magisterium guided by the Pope and the bishops in union with him, we unabashedly promote home schooling as an intellectually and spiritually rewarding alternative to traditional educational methods. Open to home schooling families, non- homeschooling families,  or those seeking more information about home schooling.    In the Fox Valley/western suburbs of Chicago, CRECHE provides activities that encourage friendship and vibrant family life, striving to help members grow as disciples, bringing Christ to the world.

CRECHE families come together monthly.  We begin each meeting with prayer/ devotions / or children’s adoration .  All are welcome to join us at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia beginning at 9:30 am.

Activities follow downstairs in Donovan Hall . This year activities will focus on Art and Physical Education. For our students 8th grade and older we will have a constitution course.  All of these classes will have a small fee for the semester to cover books and supplies. more info to be announced.


On most second and fourth Fridays, CRECHE offers field trips or recreational outings.

CRECHE offers family events throughout the year. These activities include celebrations of the liturgical year such  All Saints Day, Epiphany Sunday, and Divine Mercy Sunday. We also have an Art Faire and a Graduation Celebration.  Our family events are an opportunity for everyone to gather together as we grow in faith and have a little fun.

CRECHE offers several Little Flowers Groups for young girls,Little women Hospitality club, a Boy’s Sports and Service Group  . We would also like to offer a Blue Knights Group for young boys but are in need of leaders to start a group.

We also suggest that you look at our Opportunities link for further activities in the Fox Valley area.

For adults, CRECHE offers Parent Meetings, Mom’s Night Out, and a Mom’s Book Study.


Because CRECHE is here to support you in your Catholic homeschooling efforts, we strive to offer a variety of activities to meet the needs of our families. We encourage  members to choose activities that best fit their schedules and goals for their families.

May God bless you on your home schooling journey!

If you are interested in joining CRECHE, click here to go to the Forms Page and follow the registration instructions.

Have any questions or comments? Click here to contact us.