Organization and Reference Links

NICHE (Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators)

Serving Iowa homeschooling families since 1992, the mission of NICHE 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. NICHE promotes home education and believes that every family has the God-given mandate and responsibility to oversee the education of their own children.

NICHE is a non-profit, membership based organization that provides a number of benefits and resources specific to Iowa homeschooling families. NICHE hosts the largest homeschool conference and exhibit hall in the state of Iowa, the annual Homeschool Day at the Iowa Capitol event, publishes the Homeschool Iowa magazine, promotes and defends our Iowa right to home educate, provides extensive & thorough online resources to help answer your questions about Iowa homeschool legal requirements and homeschooling in general, and so much more.

HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)

HSLDA is nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

In addition to HSLDA’s dedication to defend and promote your right to homeschool, there are many other valuable member benefits: access to consultants who can answer your questions and help you find resources for homeschooling from PK through high school and meeting the special needs of struggling learners, an online curriculum market, weekly updates and e-lerts, an online bookstore, the HSLDA PerX program, the Home School Court Report, and more.