JOIN US for a wonderful afternoon of new friends, pizza, and open play! Mingles are perfect for children from birth to age 5 and older siblings are always welcome.
At this free playdate, your kids can:
* Dig in! Smart Love Preschool's Farmer-in-Residence, "Farmer Margo", will be planting sunflower seeds in peat pots with parents and children - every family will take home their very own sunflower plant
* Play on the playground, in the sandbox, draw with sidewalk chalk, play hopscotch, or run around the large front lawn
* Explore the toys and activities inside such as cars, trucks, trains, baby dolls, play kitchens, dress up clothes, puzzles, books, water tables, sand tables, blocks, magna tiles, musical instruments, animal figurines, barns, doll houses, and more
* Create springtime art and craft activities such as play dough flowers, tissue paper flowers, and more
* Enjoy a cheese pizza dinner
Plus, all attendees will be entered into a drawing to win two children's books, Mommy, Daddy I had a Bad Dream, and Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrum and How She Outgrew Them. Both books have received multiple awards and are written by the co-author of "Smart Love" Martha Heineman Peiper, Ph.D. Click here to learn more.
You may also tour Smart Love's newly renovated home designed for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Note that the preschool classroom is not toddler-proof, but toddlers are welcome to play in the preschool room under the watchful eye of their parents.
Please be sure to RSVP for each member of your family!
Thank you to our presenting sponsor and host, Smart Love Preschool. Learn more here.
|Location:||Smart Love Preschool|
|Address:||2222 N. Kedzie Blvd|
|When:||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM · Jun 3, 2018|
|Who:||Members only - Children welcome|
|Parking:||Ample street parking and limited parking in lot behind school, enter via alley off of Belden or Sawyer.|
Smart Love Preschool & Family Services
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Smart Love’s goal is to help families achieve greater inner well-being, sustain closer relationships and have more pleasurable family, school and work lives.
The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool offers half-day programs for children 3–5 and Toddler Explorations for parents and children (12–36 months). Smart Love-trained teachers offer rich learning opportunities in sun-filled classrooms and in our expansive outdoor gardens on Chicago’s north side.
TODDLER EXPLORATIONS! "Fostering Happiness, Igniting Imaginations": A unique early childhood experience integrated with the positive Smart Love educational philosophy. Parents and toddlers (15-36 months) come ready to play and explore in this early preschool class. Many areas of play will ignite your toddler's imagination and foster their happiness from messy arts and jumping/climbing to an inspired circle time. Families also benefit from in-class tips and strategies grounded in the latest child development research as well as discounted Smart Love parent seminars! Meet other like-minded families in your community.
Child Development Seminars: Monthly seminars on topics of concern to all parents: discipline, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, infant sleep, toddler & preschooler development, etc. Get informed answers and approaches! We also offer the popular Smart Love publications.
Parent Coaching and Infant Sleep Consultations are also available by appointment in person or over the phone. Responses are personalized and tailored to your family’s needs.
Counseling (specialty is treating young children). Also treat older children, teens, couples, parents and adults.
Preschool – The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool offers morning afternoon half-day classes for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. Conveniently located off Lake Shore Drive on the North Side, our preschool provides a setting for young children to strengthen their intellectual creativity and foster their social-emotional health through play-based learning. Children enjoy sun-filled classrooms and a children's library in our turn of the century mansion. The facility also includes an expansive outdoor yard and garden. The Preschool operates five days a week, from 8:40 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:40 to 3:30, with an optional 11:30 to 12:30 lunch program.