Author - Geri Redd

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Geri is married and has two kids, ages 6 and 8.  She is the co-owner of the Primary Readiness Enrichment Program, PREP, a comprehensive program dedicated to preparing both preschoolers and their parents for the application, testing and enrollment process for public and private schools in the city of Chicago.

The Great Kindergarten Search: Do your homework!

If your child will be five on or before September 1, 2012, it’s time to begin your elementary school search. With hundreds of public and private schools in Chicago, the search for the perfect school can seem daunting. So where do you begin your search for the best school for your child?

Your school search is a multi-step process:


Understand your child and the things he/she needs to be successful. You may not find a school that addresses all your needs, so you should determine y...

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 6:14 AM by Geri Redd

My Neighborhood: Family Fun in Kenwood & Hyde Park

NPN connects families in neighborhoods across Chicago.  Get inspired to check out a new part of the city or discover something fabulous just around the corner.  This stop:  Kenwood & Hyde Park with Geri - All aboard!  And then explore our other NPN Neighborhoods

Our family has spent the last ten years in and about the neighboring communities of Kenwood and Hyde Park.  The Hyde Park area spans north to 51st Street, south to 60th street, east to the lake and west to Washington Park. ...

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 8:50 AM by Geri Redd