Our positive presence at the Capitol is very important in preserving our homeschool freedoms!
The Home Educator’s Day at the Capitol is a great educational experience for the entire family. There’s no better way to teach your children Washington State Civics than to visit the seat of our state government, visit your legislators, and learn first hand how our government and citizen participation work!
Dedicated volunteers are essential to making this meaningful event happen next year!
Please contact CHN if you would be interested to volunteer to help as a Legislative Liaison, DAC Event Coordinator, Apple Pie Coordinator, or be willing to make and deliver a Homemade Apple Pie.
We are excited to be offer four different time options (A, B, C, and D) for Capitol tours this year! Each tour will have the same content. Students MUST be accompanied by parents on the tours, and pre-registration is required for the tour you would like to attend.
- 8:00-9:00 AM – Arrival
- 9:00-11:00 AM – Columbia Room Morning Session
This morning session will be geared toward families with younger children and will focus on the basics of how the legislature works.
- 9:00-10:00 AM – Capitol Tour A
- 10:00-11:00 AM – Capitol Tour B
- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Break (Lunch)
- 12:00-12:30 PM – Under the Dome
(Special Program, Music, Legislators Short Messages/Hellos)
- 12:30-1:00 PM – Break
- 1:00-3:00 PM – Columbia Room Afternoon Session
This afternoon session will be geared toward those wanting more in depth information on getting involved in the legislative process.
- 1:00-2:00 PM – Capitol Tour C
- 2:00-3:00 PM – Capitol Tour D
Schedule subject to change.
We have a room block for March 9th and 10th at the Best Western in Tumwater, just 10-15 minutes from the Capitol.
Why Attend the Day at the Capitol?
Apple Pie Tradition
Each year we have been able to deliver a homemade apple pie to all 147 legislators, the Governor and Lt. Governor. We are praying to be able to do so again this year. So please, bake & deliver pies whether you can attend the event or not. We want the governor, lieutenant governor, and every legislator to receive one! Combine efforts with friends in your area; some can bake pies and another can deliver!