Posts from: December 2019

NPN members get 50% off registration fee at Stepping Stones

*PARENT PERK BY STEPPING STONES*

At Stepping Stones, our philosophy embraces 3 pillars of education.

Child-Led Learning - We find that children thrive not only through what we teach them but through what they discover on their own. The result is eager and engaged children that are excited about what they are learning as they explore and accomplish things their way.

Ample Time Outdoors - Connecting children to the magic of nature builds the foundation for a lifelong appreciation...

Posted on December 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get 20% off registration fee at Intercultural Montessori Language School

*PARENT PERK BY INTERCULTURAL MONTESSORI LANGUAGE SCHOOL*

 

As parents, you want your child to be prepared for the future and have all the opportunities in the world. But what will the future look like? What skills will our children need to compete and connect? 

Intercultural’s child-centered Montessori approach and dual-language education are the winning combination for whatever the future holds. Our students are curious, independent learners. They are bilingual and biliterate...

Posted on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Coat or no? Car seat safety during the cold winter months

We sure know how to bundle up in the Midwest. We don’t let winter stop us from living life and enjoying the parks, zoos and fun outdoor activities. But it’s a lot of work to get all that winter gear on, and then there's that “no coats in car seats” rule. Madness! As a child passenger safety instructor at Lurie Children's Hospital (and a mom), I have some practical tips on how you can buckle in your kids safely and quickly during our never-ending winters.

Why can’t my kid wear a coat in...

Posted on December 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM by Jessica Choi

Working mom hacks: Tips and tricks to make your life easier

Having a moment to blissfully enjoy your coffee in the morning? Mmmmmaaaaybe it's possible if you follow these working mom hacks.

Coffee alone won't cut it. Parents who work full time need a plan to get out of the house on time in the morning with everyone fed, dressed and backpacks packed—without tears. (No one would blame you if you have a little cry on the way to work, btw.)

How do seasoned working moms make it all happen? We asked our members their top tricks and tips for keep...

Posted on December 04, 2019 at 12:59 PM by Laura Baginski

NPN members get 15% off new student registration fee at St. Matthias School

*PARENT PERK BY SAINT MATTHIAS SCHOOL*

 

Today’s community learners, tomorrow’s global leaders
St. Matthias School is the only Catholic, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Chicago. We develop active, caring, lifelong learners who possess strong personal values, and are challenged to understand both the local and global significance of their actions. Our students are internationally minded, creative, critical, and reflective thinkers who are empowered to take respons...

Posted on December 03, 2019 at 7:00 AM