Supporting the efforts of parents as primary educators

WELCOME to the CRECHE website!

CRECHE (Children Receiving Education in a Catholic Home Environment) promotes homeschooling among Catholic families who are engaged in providing their children’s primary education at home. With an outreach to all homeschooling families in the surrounding Fox Valley, IL area, CRECHE provides activities that encourage friendship and vibrant family life, striving to help members grow as disciples by bringing Christ to the world.

Registration for the 2022-23 school year ran from July 15, 2022 through September 30, 2022. Registration has concluded for this school year. 

NEW FAMILIES INTERESTED IN JOINING CRECHE: Please re-visit our website next July when registration opens for the 2023-24 school year. If you would like more information on how to homeschool, please visit the HSLDA website.

What we have planned for the CRECHE 2022-2023 school year:
August – Welcome Brunch
September – Opening Day Party
November – All Saints’ Day Party
December – Mom’s Advent Dinner
January – Epiphany Party
February – Valentine’s Party
March – Skating Party
May – End-of-Year Celebration
June – Parent Meeting
Thursday afternoons – Adoration & Park
Monthly – Moms’ Night Out (TBA)

1st Fridays of the Month – Mass followed by a variety of indoor/outdoor recreational activities and social time. This time is generally unstructured and may include crafts, board games, outdoor sports, etc.

3rd Fridays of the Month – Devotion for the month and related crafts. Teens may take part in apologetics discussions. Confession and Mass will follow.

2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month – field trips, service projects, or pilgrimages 

Specific dates, times, and details for all events can be found on the CRECHE Calendar, which is accessible ONLY to our registered members. Registrants will not be able to access the “Members Only” areas of the website until their membership has been processed and we have received payment for the upcoming year. (Please allow 48 hours to gain access.)

May God Bless CRECHE and all of our families.

We hope that you have a blessed year!

Your 2022-2023 Board of Directors,
Cindi, Renata, Amy, Erin, Elsa, Lynnet



If you or a family member has tested positive for Covid-19, has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or suspects that you or a family member may have Covid-19, please refrain from attending any CRECHE gatherings for at least 10 days, whether you or your family are symptomatic or not. If you or a family member inadvertently may have exposed any CRECHE member to Covid-19, please inform CRECHE administration. The health of our families is important to us, as is their personal liberty. CRECHE does not require masks or ask about any vaccines. Please use caution and common sense. Please refer to the Policies & Expectations page for CRECHE’s entire Sick Policy.


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Opening Day

Opening Day for the 2022-23 school year is Friday, September 2, 2022. Please check the calendar for time and place.


Registration for the 2022-23 school year ENDS on September 30, 2022. After that time, no new members will be accepted until July 2023.


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