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Whether you need a nanny, nanny share or camp during school breaks, NPN can help you find childcare in Chicago. Learn how to choose a great nanny, then go to the Childcare Classifieds, where parents post recos for childcare providers they love but no longer need. School-age kids have tons of options for fun, engaging camps. Don’t miss our annual Summer Camp Fair in February!


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How to find a nanny
In today's economy, many households have two working parents. That's where a nanny comes in. But hiring a nanny to care for your little one can be an intimidating process. As a former nanny and the fo...
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7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better
Truth be told, I’m the last person who wanted to put her child in daycare. When my son was born, we had a full-time nanny. When he was 18 months old, we found ourselves needing a new child care arrang...
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How to tell if a summer camp is a good fit for your kid
I'm a parent like you and I’ve had to choose a summer camp for my own kids a zillion times. With so many options available, how do you know when a summer program is the right fit for your child and fa...
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Discussions

Kids Science Labs Roscoe Village

Has anyone sent their kid to the week-long summer camps at Kids Science Labs in Roscoe Village?  If so, I'd love to hear about your experience -- thanks! ...

Summer Reading Skills Program through Bradley

Has anyone done the summer reading skills program through Bradley University? I have enrolled my upcoming 1st grader at the DePaul location, I’m curious if anyone has some feedback or experience with it.  ...

Newport Children's Academy

Hi all, Is anyone familiar with Newport Children's Academy in Roscoe Village?   We are considering sending our 14 month old there in the fall. She is quite active and I read in a Yelp review that they use belted chairs during circle time and I wasn't quite sure what to make of this in...

Camp ideas for next week??

Any ideas for activities for kids for next week? Our school has next week off and our vacay plans fell through (yeah, super helpful - argh the list of annoying things they do continues to add up but that’s for another thread).  ...

ISO: Used Interlochen Arts Camp Uniform

Any one has Interlochen Arts camp uniform they are looking to off load? Pls DM me. Looking for Junior arts camp items. My kid wears adult small or youth large (14/16).   Thank you! ...


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