Posts from: March 2021

NPN members save $300 on application fee at Stepping Stones Nursery School

*PARENT PERK BY STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL*

Stepping Stones Nursery School provides high quality, play based, daycare and preschool with an emphasis on outdoor learning.  Welcoming children ages 3 months to 5 years at our locations in Lincoln Square & Logan Square.

At Stepping Stones’  preschool, we take great care in creating indoor and outdoor environments that guide children to become inquisitive, productive, and independent learners. Our indoor classrooms are bright, we...

Posted on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 AM

NPN members save 10% on 1st week of each camp session at Kids' Work Chicago

*PARENT PERK BY KIDS' WORK CHICAGO*

Our summer camp program is an extension of our top-rated and exceptionally reliable Kids’ Work Chicago children’s learning center.  Located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, our program is available for your convenience all summer without interruption! For families that need a full day of care, we also offer high-quality full-day options.

Offering two three-week sessions, our program is the complete camp experience your family is looking fo...

Posted on March 23, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Family-friendly slow-cooker meals perfect for cold snaps

Photo by Flora Westbrook

Winter ain’t over just yet! With possible snow still on the horizon, we’ve got you covered with these warm and comforting, kid-friendly meals you can easily make in the slow cooker. Dressing them up with some fresh herbs, bright citrus and other toppers, though, will help keep your sight on Spring (and please the adults in the room).

Chicken Enchiladas
Place 1 pound (or more) boneless chicken thighs in the slow cooker with a generous sprinkling of cumin, chil...

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 9:45 PM by Amelia Levin

NPN members pay no application fee at Stepping Stones Nursery School

*PARENT PERK BY STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL*

Stepping Stones Nursery School provides high quality, play based, daycare and preschool with an emphasis on outdoor learning.  Welcoming children ages 3 months to 5 years at our locations in Lincoln Square & Logan Square.

At Stepping Stones’  preschool, we take great care in creating indoor and outdoor environments that guide children to become inquisitive, productive, and independent learners. Our indoor classrooms are bright, we...

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM

My experience teaching outside during the pandemic

As with all schools in Illinois, Chicago Free School had to close its doors in mid-March of 2020. Within a week, teachers had switched to online learning. We thought it might be temporary, but schools remained closed throughout the rest of the school year. To help save money, the board decided to furlough the teachers for the month of July. We had no idea what COVID-19 rates would be like in late summer/early fall.

An Idea Is Planted
As July progressed, I was thinking about what do ...

Posted on March 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM by Lisa Rademacher

By choice, or by force: Why my family will never set foot in a CPS classroom ever again

Photo by Kelly Sikkema

Our family has opted to never return to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as an education choice post the COVID-19 shutdown. I want to preface this entire blog by saying that we are fully aware that this is an extremely privileged choice that I am very thankful for, and am very aware that not everyone, and likely most in the CPS system, can make.

Knowing that CPS was highly unlikely to return to any type of in-person school this past fall, we decided to move our chil...

Posted on March 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Cate White

NPN members pay no application fee at Stepping Stones Nursery School Lincoln Square

*PARENT PERK BY STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL*

Stepping Stones Nursery School provides high-quality, play-based, year-round daycare and preschool with an emphasis on outdoor learning. Welcoming children ages 3 months to 5 years at our locations in Lincoln Square & Logan Square.

Stepping Stones excels at nurturing infant and toddler childcare. For our youngest students, we follow a child-centered, play-based curriculum within beautiful, sensitively organized environments. Our c...

Posted on March 09, 2021 at 7:00 AM

NPN members pay no application fee at Stepping Stones Nursery School

*PARENT PERK BY STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL*

Stepping Stones Nursery School provides high-quality, play-based, year-round daycare and preschool with an emphasis on outdoor learning. Welcoming children ages 3 months to 5 years at our locations in Lincoln Square & Logan Square.

Stepping Stones excels at nurturing infant and toddler childcare. For our youngest students, we follow a child-centered, play-based curriculum within beautiful, sensitively organized environments. Our c...

Posted on March 02, 2021 at 7:00 AM