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Fee-Waived Membership Program

NPN membership offers resources for new moms, expectant moms, ways to meet mom friends, help with school search, and help with finding a nanny.

Joining NPN is an essential part of being a connected, informed and happy parent in Chicago! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to connecting parents with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. What started with a couple of families at a backyard barbecue in 1980 is now a membership-based organization comprised of more than 5,000 local families.

Join as a family - $55 for one year OR $90 for two years*

What's in it for you?

  • Childcare Classifieds - Find a parent-recommended nanny or babysitter from a source you can trust.
  • Parent Education - NPN hosts parent workshops on topics such as infant sleep and potty training with some of the most well-respected experts in their fields.
  • Discussion Forum - Pose a question or jump in with an answer about everything from labor/delivery to schools to where to find a plumber on a moment's notice. Post as yourself or anonymously.
  • School Search - We have a robust school directory that you can search by your own criteria, school choice programming and big annual School Fair
  • Parent Perks - Your NPN membership gives you thousands of dollars in discounts from local and national businesses that cater to parents. 
  • Fun events every month - Our calendar is full of parties, play dates and moms' nights out, and many are FREE!
  • New Moms Groups - Meet moms who face the same changes, challenges and joys you are experiencing as a new parent. 
  • Parent to Parent newsletter - Our quarterly print newsletter is filled with parenting advice and stories from our members.

Join as a business or non-profit - $75 for one year*

  • Join NPN and our other business members at our quarterly NPN Business Networking events
  • Interact directly with NPN members via our active discussion forums
  • Offer NPN members special offers/discount through our Perk Directory
  • Host an NPN event in your space (e.g., playdate, fitness, arts & entertainment, education, etc.)
  • Share your expert knowledge by becoming a speaker at an NPN event
  • The opportunity to connect with our members and social media audience with sponsored blog posts
  • Email advertising@npnparents.org with any questions!

Join as a school - $60 for one year*

  • Join NPN and our other business members at our quarterly NPN Business Networking events
  • Interact directly with NPN members via our active discussion forum
  • Host an NPN event at your space
  • Provide NPN parents with your school info in our popular online School Directory and My Directory pdf
  • The opportunity to connect with our members and social media audience with sponsored blog posts
  • Email schooldirectory@npnparents.org to learn more about this membership and how to get listed in our School Directory

*NPN reserves the right to amend any discounts or benefits at any time. Membership fee is non-refundable.

Gift memberships

Looking for the ideal holiday, baby shower or birthday gift? Consider giving the gift of an NPN membership! It's a priceless gift of connections, information and support. 

Purchase your gift membership today:

  • Log into NPN.
  • Click on Buy a Gift Membership and enter your gift message, contact info and credit card details
  • Receive two emails: 1) A receipt of your payment, and 2) A gift certificate with your gift message
  • Give your gift! Send your gift certificate by email or print.
  • The recipient uses her redemption code (on the certificate email) to set up her new membership! 

Refer-a-Friend
Share the benefits of NPN membership with your friends! Each friend you refer to NPN will save $5 on the cost of a one- or two-year membership. Please ask your friends to use the code rafnpn1001. In order to use this promotional code, you must be a new member of NPN.