The purpose of ICHEA is to serve the home education community in Ireland.
- To promote Christian home education over alternative forms of education.
- To promote sound, quality home education which addresses the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical needs of children, and contribute to their development of Christ-like character.
- To provide encouragement and information to those interested in home education.
- To aid in the creation and growth of home education support groups and/or Co-Ops throughout the country.
- To obtain and disburse information regarding the legal climate for home educating families in Ireland.
- To advocate for the freedom to home educate in Ireland and elsewhere