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  • Sep 27, 2021 05:30 PM      06:30 PM

    Join Bennett Day School's Director of Enrollment, Laura Maheshwary, for a short presentation followed by a Q&A.  Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.

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  • Oct 16, 2021 07:00 PM      08:30 PM

    40+ Moms, take break from your little ones and enjoy some time out at Horner Park. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in some fresh air while sharing stories, memories or even a few lessons learned with other understanding moms.
    This is a moms ONLY event. Masks are required and social distancing respected. Meeting place with be near southwest side of Horner Park (look for colorful soccer cones). Day of contact info will be provided after registration.
    Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Erikson Institute. NPN is proud to share information about Erikson Institute's Fussy Baby Network:
    The Fussy Baby Network offers a range of parent support services around crying, sleeping, and feeding issues for babies and toddlers up to age 3. We provide free phone support through our warmline, staff by our warm and caring family/infant specialists. We also offer free virtual home visits to families no matter where they live. Finally, we provide support groups for parents to talk together about the challenges they face and how they cope. All of our services are available in English and Spanish.

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  • Jan 07, 2022 06:00 PM      06:45 PM

    Preparing for kindergarten can feel like a daunting task, and myths about the Illinois age cut-off abound. If you are wondering if your four year old or six year old can attend kindergarten, or if you want to know how to help your child prepare for kindergarten, this is the session for you.
    Our esteemed panelists will explain what teachers really want parents to know about kindergarten. We will also discuss the Illinois law around age cut off, answering all of your questions about this confusing piece of the puzzle. There will be time for Q & A at the end.
    You will walk away from this discussion understanding:
    1. What it means to be kindergarten-ready
    2. How to help your child prepare for kindergarten
    3. The kindergarten age cut off law in Illinois and if there are any exceptions
    Our esteemed school panel consists of:
    Tiffany Wells, Director Enrollment Management, Catherine Cook School
    Meg Fitzgerald, Director of Early Childhood Education, Bennett Day School
    Georgia Burke, Admissions Director, St. Josaphat School
    Bonnie Ho, Principal, Pui Tak Christian School
    Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Catherine Cook School
    By registering for this event, you agree that NPN may share your name and email address with our presenting sponsor.

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  • Oct 22, 2021 05:00 PM      06:00 PM

    Maybe you have an infant and you are curious about public high schools in Chicago. Maybe you have an older elementary age child and the topic of high school is starting to come up in conversation. Or maybe your baby has morphed into a middle schooler and you suddenly need to figure this high school thing out! Wherever you are coming from, NPN is here to help.
    In this CPS 301 session, presented by Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS, you will learn about:
     - Selective enrollment high schools
     - Choice programs 
     - How to apply to both
     - Selection criteria 
     - Managing acceptances, waitlists, and principal discretion

    You may want to watch CPS 101: Understanding Tiers (available to NPN members only) in preparation for this live session. 
    This event is FREE and exclusive to NPN members only. Join now!
    Thank you to our media partner: Crain's Chicago Business.


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    • Smart Love Preschool
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