NPN members get $300 off closing costs at Alcove M.D.P.

*PARENT PERK BY VERMILION / ALCOVE M.D.P.*

Alcove M.D.P. is Wicker Park’s newest luxury condominium and townhome development. Perfect for newlyweds and young families. Large condominiums with living spaces and bedrooms on a single floor make babyproofing easy. Thoughtful floor plans with high-end finish packages that you can customize. Professionally landscaped courtyard for outdoor fun with kids. Tucked away, but steps from Chicago’s best restaurants along Milwaukee Avenue and Divisi...

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members receive 20% off first magazine at Kidsolidate!

*PARENT PERK BY KIDSOLIDATE*

Organize and declutter your kid's artwork, awards, report cards, letters and more by letting Kidsolidate turn your stacks of creations into custom magazines and hardcover books.  

Kidsolidate does all of the work for you. We digitize, layout and provide beautifully printed magazines and hardcover books. The process is easy. You will receive a postage paid envelope for sending your creations. Kidsolidate then scans and processes your creations and prints...

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Share the stories of these notable Chicago women with your kids

During my daughter’s bedtime reading, we’re exploring all the extraordinary women in history. Though we love learning about women all over the world, it began to pique my interest to see what kind of gems Chicago has produced. Fortunately, I found and rediscovered many reasons to be proud to be a Chicagoan. 

Here are just a few notable Chicago women who have broke ground and a few ceilings.

Throughout Chicago’s rich history, women have played pivotal roles in bringing forth real and...

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 3:20 PM by Keisha Mathew

What to expect from CPS notification letters

For Chicago parents who have applied for Chicago Public School (CPS) seats at Open Enrollment, Magnet, Magnet Cluster and Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, the countdown is underway for the CPS notification date. Let the nail-biting begin!

Notification letters for preK–eighth grade will be released on April 22. An email and a robocall will be sent to the contact information on the student’s online application file with directions on how to access th...

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 12:06 AM by Chicago School GPS

NPN members pay no registration fee at Lily Pad Nursery + Preschool

*PARENT PERK BY LILYPAD NURSERY + PRESCHOOL*

 

Lily Pad Nursery + Preschool is excited to announce the opening of two additional classrooms in an effort to welcome more families to the Lily Pad community.

In response to overwhelming demand, we are opening a new Little Ducky Pond (ages 6 weeks - 15 months) and Tadpole Lake (ages 15 - 23 months) in the coming weeks.   

At Lily Pad Nursery + Preschool, we are Montessori-inspired and developmentally focused. Surrounding children...

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM

How to help your child get ready for kindergarten

Is your child starting kindergarten next year? Consider taking a proactive approach to ensuring he or she is ready to arrive at kindergarten and learn.

Evidence increasingly suggests that the areas most critical to young children’s long-term educational success are approaches to learning and self-regulation, language and literacy, math, and social and emotional development. While early childhood education is instrumental in supporting a child’s learning and development, family engageme...

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM by Maura Daly

Important whooping cough update from Chicago Department of Public Health

Whooping cough (pertussis) is spreading in some of Chicago's North Side neighborhoods. We want to make sure everyone follows some basic tips to help ensure the health and safety of the community. 

What is whooping cough? 
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.

Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. 

After cough fits, someone with...

Posted on March 07, 2019 at 3:43 PM

NPN members receive 10 free flex credits from Pearachute

*PARENT PERK BY PEARACHUTE*

Try something new with your little ones!

With Pearachute, you and your family will get access to the best kids art classes, music, swim, dance and more! Drop into hundreds of the best locations near you including Bubbles Academy, British Swim School, Music with Mr. Dave, Chicago Children's Theatre, Fairytale Ballet, My Gym, Little Beans, Explore & Much More, Kid's Table, Easel Art Studio, Stomp & Shout and so much more!

✔ Browse thousands of ...

Posted on February 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Preventing furniture tip-overs in your home

Furniture and TV tip-over incidents are most likely to be deadly when a child is involved. A child dies every 10 days from a TV or furniture tip-over. In the U.S. there is an estimated annual average of 15,600 injuries that are associated with tip-overs. Most accidents happen when a child climbs on the furniture in order to reach a higher drawer or an object on top. Children ages 2-5 are at a higher risk for these incidents. These facts and figures illuminate the tragic stories of Camden,...

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Black history is American history

“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

Does that quote sound familiar to you? If you don’t remember those words, they were spoken by our current president two years ago during Black History Month. The clip went viral because Trump used present tense to compliment the famous abolitionist, which suggested that he thought Frederick Douglass was still alive. Unfortunately, for the president, Douglass has b...

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Keisha Mathew