Parent Membership


NPN membership offers resources for new moms, expectant moms, ways to meet mom friends, help with school search, and help with finding a nanny.

Joining NPN is an essential part of being a connected, informed and happy parent in Chicago! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to connecting parents with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. What started with a couple of families at a backyard barbecue in 1980 is now a membership-based organization comprised of more than 5,000 local families.

Join as a family - $55 for one year OR $90 for two years*

Join NPNWhat's in it for you?

  • Find childcare. Search for a parent-recommended nanny or babysitter in our Childcare Classifieds.
  • Become an even better parent. NPN hosts parent workshops on topics such as infant sleep and potty training with some of the most well-respected experts in their fields.
  • Get answers. Pose a question on our Discussion Forum or jump in with an answer to everything from labor/delivery to schools to where to find a plumber on a moment's notice. 
  • Get help with school search. We have a robust school directory that you can search by your own criteria, school choice programming such as CPS 101 and a big annual School Fair
  • Save money. Your NPN membership gives you thousands of dollars in discounts from local and national businesses that cater to parents. 
  • Meet other parents. Our calendar is full of parties, play dates and moms' nights out, and many are FREE!
  • Connect with new moms. Our New Moms Groups foster friendships with moms who face the same changes, challenges and joys you are experiencing as a new parent. 
  • Read and learn. Our 3-times-yearly print newsletter, Parent to Parent, is filled with parenting advice and stories from our members.

Interested in a free 7-day trial membership? Learn more about NPN trial membership.

NPN memberships make a great gift—for showers, birthdays, holidays or any time of year! Learn more about gift memberships.


*NPN reserves the right to amend any discounts or benefits at any time. Membership fee is non-refundable.