The Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California, Inc. is a non-profit ministry established in 1982 to provide information, support, and training to the home education community throughout the state, to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ by promoting private Christian home education as an outstanding educational opportunity; providing information, training and support to the homeschool community; and protecting the God-given right of parents to direct the education and training of their children, to the glory of God. Read about how CHEA began in God's Homeschooling Tapestry, by co-founder Susan Beatty.
CHEA labors year round on behalf of homeschoolers by hosting an Annual Convention each year; co-sponsoring many other events throughout the state; providing an extensive website that offers news, information, articles, and many resources including how to get started and teaching high school manuals; providing Membership opportunities such as discounts, etc, protecting your rights through partnering with Family Protection Ministries (legislative consultants) and Home School Legal Defense Association; and partnering with other national organizations such as The Alliance of Home Education Leadership and American Home Education and Discipleship (AHEAD) Conferences.
CHEA is governed by an annually-elected Board of Directors. The board members are home educators and active in their local communities and churches.
Meet the Board of Directors
The Regional Advisory Board was established in 1991, to act as official representatives in their region, provide feedback to the Board of Directors, and have personal contact with leaders in their region.
Meet the RABs
The CHEA staff employs several part-time employees who all work remotely from their homes.
Meet the Staff