All families who are homeschooling or curious about homeschooling are welcome to join us. We have no overlay of religious or political philosophy as we believe that when you get right down to it, we all want the best for our children. In a time when exclusivity and negativity seem to be dividing us, our diverse backgrounds and unique experiences bring us together. We are encouraged to value our own beliefs while learning to accept and enjoy others from different cultures and backgrounds.
Our main goal as a group is to provide enrichment opportunities for parents and children alike. We only ask that an atmosphere of respect and kindness be present not only online but in all of our in-person get-togethers.
We provide amazing field trip opportunities, socialization time, support, education, and connections to other homeschool groups in the area. We have a complete list of the other area groups on our Files page. If you are looking for something a little different than what we offer, we can direct you to other options so you can choose what is best for your family.
Our current leadership team consists of: Shelby C., Melody H., and Marie B. The leadership team kindly volunteers their time and energy to the DAH group without compensation.
We look forward to seeing you!
Dubuque Area Homeschoolers began February 7, 2014. The leadership team of the Dubuque homeschool group at the time, CHAD (Christian Home-education Alliance of Dubuque), began to graduate their children, and passed the leadership baton to the next generation. We gathered together, 10 or so families, to discuss the direction we wanted to go, and we unanimously agreed we wanted to drop the Christian label in order to welcome everyone without making anyone uncomfortable due to religious differences. This meant a split from CHAD, and DAH was born, with a message of inclusivity and acceptance from the very beginning.
Founding leaders Liza T., Sara M., Melody H, and Alicia F. formed the original vision of the group in February and March of 2014 and through the subsequent school years.
As the years go by, we adjust our offered events to best suit the need of our members.
During the 2015-2016 school year we began meeting on a weekly basis instead of a twice monthly basis, and began “Homeschool Hops”.
During the 2017-2018 school year, we introduced “Project Group” and “Driftless Explorers”.
More fresh ideas are in the works!