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Ambleside Education Group

The Ambleside Education Group discusses ways that members can utilize Charlotte Mason's "gentle methods" within the home school. You can learn more about Charlotte Mason's life and philosphy by visiting this informative website. If you are new to Ms. Mason, this website has additional links to help you learn more about her contribution to home education.

The focus of the Ambleside Education Group is on practical implementation, encouragement, and continued study of Charlotte's philosophy to produce academically adept students who receive a liberal, or broad, education with a life-long love of learning.

We start the school year out with a kick-off barbecue in September, and each member family is encouraged to attend. Our structured meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 7pm - 9pm during the months of October - May and members are encourage to attend without children. In the summer months there is a much more relaxed schedule with picnic meetings during the early afternoon from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm and children are welcome.

Meetings are held in a Minonk residence. This is a convenient meeting place as the group members come from Streator, Odell/ Pontiac, Magnolia/ Wenona, Benson, and the Bloomington/ Normal area. Travel to our meetings from Bloomington/Normal is about 20 minutes to the north from the north west corner of B/N and 30-ish minutes from Veterans parkway area.

Please contact Jacqleene if you have any questions or for more information.


Bloomington-Normal Area Group

The Bloomington-Normal area Charlotte Mason discussion group will meet at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Normal Public Library in the cafe. If you educate using the Charlotte Mason method or if you have interest in learning more about this approach, please join us in this continuing conversation.

Please contact Emilie Chase if you have any questions or for more information.