Posts from: January 2016

Introducing the NPN Preschool Roadshow!

Searching for the perfect preschool? Overwhelmed by your choices and the application process, including scheduling school tours? NPN is here to help with a unique opportunity for a private inside look at some of the city's finest preschools!  

The NPN Preschool Roadshow is a series of NPN-exclusive tours at preschools across the city, where attendees will get to meet with preschool directors, visit classrooms, observe teachers and current students, have all of your questions answered, ...

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM by Laura Baginski

Your newborn care questions, answered

As an expecting parent, you are rightfully overwhelmed with all that's ahead for you when your little one greets the world. This tiny creature will depend on you for everything, and you want to be prepared to do the best for her, right? 


Dr. Rebecca Unger, a pediatrician at Northwestern Children's Practice, answers some pressing questions about newborn care below, and she'll be leading a workshop about baby basics at NPN's Preparing for Parenthood: Workshops and Expo on Feb. 20 at Eri...

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 10:25 AM by Laura Baginski

Kids have the right to learn at their own speed


Children are born to learn. They are hardwired from birth to learn to use their bodies, to navigate the society they are born into, to manipulate the environment and to form relationships with those around them. They instinctively explore and play with every tool they can find to divine its purpose and function. Deep in the mind of every infant, toddler and school-age child is the profound knowledge that they must learn or perish.

However, s...

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 9:04 AM by Aimee Skinner

Kick off the New Year with Super Soccer Stars!

Super Soccer Stars' goal is to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Soccer is used to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork in every class!

Exclusive NPN member discount: 15% off advertised class price! simply login to NPN and click HERE for your NPN member promo code! Seasonal prices vary by location. Offer only good for full season enrollment in open classes. Hurry, this offer expires 1/31/2016!

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM by Ellie Ander

Overheard on the NPN forum: The dreaded pink eye

Could there be a more disgusting and contagious, though relatively benign, virus than pink eye? If your child is in daycare or school or in any communes with the outside world, chance are she will contract pink eye at some point. And probably more than once. And because it's so highly contagious, you'll probably get it, too. Fun!

One of our members posted on the NPN discussion forum that she noticed the tell-tale yellow goop in her toddler's eyes recently. This mom had some leftov...

Posted on January 08, 2016 at 9:57 AM by Laura Baginski