NPN members save 50% on application at Resurrection Preschool

*PARENT PERK BY RESURRECTION PRESCHOOL*

 

At Resurrection Preschool, our philosophy is simple: as educators, we help each child gain a positive self-concept, a sense of competency, and a love of learning. Our classroom activities focus on the “whole child,” including each child’s social, language, cognitive, emotional, and physical development. We also place emphasis on balancing child-selected activities with teacher-directed activities.

Started in 1970 by Resurrection Luthera...

Posted on January 07, 2020 at 7:00 AM

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

NPN members get up to 40% off membership at The Field Museum

*PARENT PERK BY FIELD MUSEUM*

 

Nurture a love of discovery.


Why spend the doldrums of winter cramped inside? Becoming a Field Museum member gives your family endless opportunities to get out and explore an encyclopedic collection of cultural objects and biological specimens! Plus, young families have fun in the Crown Family PlayLab, where children can explore a pueblo home, examine insects in amber, play an African drum, pull our drawers and discover hidden objects, play in a...

Posted on November 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members can now try Revolution Math for just $1

*PARENT PERK BY REVOLUTION MATH*

 

Revolution Math is an after-school online program offering math enrichment for children in grades 2–5. Based on common core principles and designed in a highly interactive format, the program has received absolute rave reviews from its past and current customer base (nearly 1,000 students are actively using the program). By combining live tutoring by full-time instructors with a story-based curriculum, Revolution Math makes the learning experience...

Posted on November 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get 20% off tickets to 'Corduroy' at Emerald City Theatre

*PARENT PERK BY EMERALD CITY THEATRE*

Emerald City Theatre’s beloved production of Corduroy returns to Chicago just in time for the holidays! In this sweet adaptation of Don Freeman’s classic book, a small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime. After the lights are dimmed and the doors locked, the department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy. It’s up to Corduroy to outsmart the Night Watchman as he waits for his new pal Lisa...

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members save 20% on tuition for the first six months when you register on a full time basis at Rayito de Sol.

*PARENT PERK BY RAYITO DE SOL*

Here’s a thought: 52% of Fortune 500 CEOS are bilingual. That makes learning Spanish as a second language from birth a valuable life skill. Bilingual kids can also pick up other critical languages like software coding to help them level the playing field.

Rayito de Sol Spanish Immersion Early Learning Center is a full Spanish immersion preschool. This means that all instructions and activities are conducted in Spanish. New students quickly become comf...

Posted on November 05, 2019 at 7:00 AM