Supporting the efforts of parents as primary educators

WELCOME to the CRECHE website!

CRECHE (Children Receiving Education in a Catholic Home Environment) is an apostolate that 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The date of the Moms’ Advent Dinner has been changed to December 16th. Check the calendar for details.

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year has concluded. If you are interested in joining, CRECHE, please check back in the spring for registration information.  If you would like more information on how to homeschool, please visit the HSLDA website.

Here are just a few events planned for the year:
July – Parent Meeting & Registration Event
August – Registration Event & Curricula/Clothing Swap
September – Opening Day; Welcome Back Family Potluck
October – Fall Kaleidoscope
November – All Saints’ Day Party
December – Christkindl Market; Moms’ Advent Dinner
January – Epiphany Party
February – St. Valentine’s Day Party
March – St. Patrick’s Day Party; Spring Kaleidoscope
June – End-of-Year Celebration
PLUS…Moms’ Nights Out,  field trips, service projects, pilgrimages, boys’ and girls’ clubs, and much more!

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 seasonal crafts, board games, outdoor games/sports, etc.

3rd Fridays of the Month – This year we will have art classes focused on devotion to the Holy Eucharist for ages 6+; craft/story time for pre-K/Kindergarten. Teens will take part in world religions apologetics course. Nursery room available for moms and babies. Confession and Mass follow the meeting.

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

Due to privacy issues, specific dates, times, and details for all events can be found on the CRECHE Calendar, which is accessible ONLY to our registered members. New 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 at least 48 hours to gain/re-gain access.)

May God Bless CRECHE and all of our families.

We hope that you have a blessed year!

Your 2023-2024 Board of Directors,
Cindi, Renata, Amy, Erin, Elsa, Lynnet

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