NPN members can now try Revolution Math for just $1

*PARENT PERK BY REVOLUTION MATH*

 

Revolution Math is an after-school online program offering math enrichment for children in grades 2–5. Based on common core principles and designed in a highly interactive format, the program has received absolute rave reviews from its past and current customer base (nearly 1,000 students are actively using the program). By combining live tutoring by full-time instructors with a story-based curriculum, Revolution Math makes the learning experience...

Posted on November 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get 20% off tickets to 'Corduroy' at Emerald City Theatre

*PARENT PERK BY EMERALD CITY THEATRE*

Emerald City Theatre’s beloved production of Corduroy returns to Chicago just in time for the holidays! In this sweet adaptation of Don Freeman’s classic book, a small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime. After the lights are dimmed and the doors locked, the department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy. It’s up to Corduroy to outsmart the Night Watchman as he waits for his new pal Lisa...

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members save 20% on tuition for the first six months when you register on a full time basis at Rayito de Sol.

*PARENT PERK BY RAYITO DE SOL*

Here’s a thought: 52% of Fortune 500 CEOS are bilingual. That makes learning Spanish as a second language from birth a valuable life skill. Bilingual kids can also pick up other critical languages like software coding to help them level the playing field.

Rayito de Sol Spanish Immersion Early Learning Center is a full Spanish immersion preschool. This means that all instructions and activities are conducted in Spanish. New students quickly become comf...

Posted on November 05, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get an Amazon gift card when you join SilkRoll

*PARENT PERK BY SILKROLL*

SilkRoll is an online service for women to exchange clothing and handbags through a points-earning system. The fashion exchange allows you to swap with other like-minded women, protect the value of your wardrobe and shop sustainably. And we do all the work! 

You can also redeem points with our partners, including other female-focused retailers and service providers in beauty, fashion and healthcare. We are a membership platform building a long-term, sustai...

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 7:00 AM

How to apply for CPS preschools

Preschool in Chicago is not required, but many families consider enrolling their children into a local preschool option when their child is 3 years old. To attend a CPS-based preschool, however, requires understanding the differences between the options.

If you’re thinking about CPS magnet schools for preschool next fall, the time to look into those programs is…now! Applications for the 2020-2021 school year for 3 magnet preschools are due December 6, 2019. If you are thinking about ot...

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 10:40 AM by Chicago School GPS

How and when to apply to Chicago preschools and elementary schools

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While Chicago is replete with hundreds of school choices ranging from public options (open enrollment, magnet, selective enrollment) to private religious and independent options, all schools will require some forethought in planning except one school into which you are automatically accepted and there is never a deadline: your assigned neighborhood Chicago Public School. Each Chicago address is guaranteed an assigned neighborhood elementary (K-8th g...

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 12:37 PM by Chicago School GPS

How to apply to a CPS school in 5 easy steps

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CPS application season is well underway! The Chicago Public Schools application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is Friday, December 6, 2019. Students entering kindergarten through 8th grade may apply for open seats at schools across the city, with a limited number of pre-k options available as well. Learn about Universal Pre-K status.

In CPS, there are two main types of schools to which you can apply:


Magnet schools and lottery ad...

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:49 AM by Chicago School GPS

NPN members get 15% off estate planning at The Law Office of Campbell Long

*PARENT PERK BY THE LAW OFFICE OF CAMPBELL LONG*

Attorneys Cindy Campbell and Joanna Long work with many NPN families in Chicago helping to set up wills and trusts, working with estate administration, guardianships, and collaborative family law and mediation.

We want our clients to feel knowledgeable and comfortable throughout the process so that we can build relationships and continue to service our clients for years to come.

The process is geared to be easy and convenient. We ...

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM

How to hire more moms? Corporate America needs to learn to share.

When I had a four-year-old, a two-year-old and an infant (and a seven-year-old who was in school all day), I had a preschool carpool that was one of the most dependable and important parts of my life. 

It was the linchpin to my getting a few moments to myself. After I dropped off the four-year-old, if I managed to get the two-year-old and infant to nap at the same time, I had a few blissful hours to do things like go to the bathroom by myself or eat a meal sitting down. Nothing stopped...

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 2:44 PM by Emilie Hogan

You can stop asking your toddler this one question

We hear it all day long: at storytime, at the playground, at music class, at toddler birthday parties. It’s become so ubiquitous, you probably don’t even think twice about it.

I’m talking about “can you...?”. As in, “Can you put the bean bag back in the basket?” “Can you clean up that spill?” “Can you share a piece of your snack?” It’s parent-speak for many different situations and in almost all of them “can you” is the wrong phrase. It’s not what we mean and with toddlers, we need to ...

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 2:03 PM by Elizabeth Jones