Our mission is to provide Christ-centered events, communication, and resources to better equip, inform, and encourage Iowa home educators to the glory of God!

NICHE is a Christian organization dedicated to observing the Biblical commands of: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6, and Ephesians 6:4.We promote home education and believe that parents have the God-given mandate and responsibility to oversee the discipleship and education of their children. NICHE is not a church, nor are we an organization meant to replace the ministry of the local church to the home educating family.


The members of the NICHE board of directors each sign a statement of faith, but no faith statements are required of the general membership. The members of the board of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators serve three year terms and can be reelected. All board members must either demonstrate a long-term commitment to home education or have home educated one or more of his or her children for at least two years by the time his or her term of office begins.


While Homeschool Iowa is a Christian organization and whereas this belief guides the structure of the annual Homeschool Iowa Conference, Homeschool Iowa does not require attendees, speakers, or exhibitors to profess (declare, assert) agreement to the Homeschool Iowa statement of faith. In the same way, while we may not admit (accept, approve) an exhibitor or hire a speaker who is specifically “anti-Christian”, we do admit speakers and exhibitors that are not explicitly “Christian” but that DO provide home educators, both Christian and non-Christian, with information, knowledge, or curriculum that is relevant, useful, and beneficial.

Please note that Homeschool Iowa does not necessarily endorse everything found in our exhibit hall or heard in a workshop.

By virtue of being an education forum, the Homeschool Iowa Conference does not attempt to filter all of the content you may see or hear at our conference. Homeschool Iowa believes that parent educators are competent and qualified to discern and make informed decisions regarding what material is good for their family. The Homeschool Iowa Conference is designed to serve diverse variety of homeschoolers, as well as those who are considering home education. Our convention is not a place to define uniformity of belief and practice.

Homeschool Iowa reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by Homeschool Iowa, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Homeschool Iowa may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Homeschool Iowa including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

All speakers and speaker workshops are subject to change.