2020 Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair - Now Virtual! @ Online · Sep 20, 2020

NPN Connections

NPN’s Preschool & Elementary School Fair is an invaluable resource for Chicagoland parents! Ours is the ONLY Chicago school fair that brings together 100 preschools and elementary schools in one location at one time. Due to the pandemic, it will be VIRTUAL this year!

Register by 5:00 PM on Saturday 9/19

  • - Members attend for free. Please log in to RSVP.
  • - Non-member ticket fee is $30. This fee includes a FREE NPN membership (value $55). Membership will be activated within 4 weeks of purchase. 

In our virtual school fair, you can:

  • - Live chat with school representatives in a virtual exhibit hall
  • - Download supplemental information, watch videos, click over to schools' websites
  • - Click on search terms to find the types of school you are looking for (ex: "full-day preschool")
  • - Attend breakout sessions and watch recorded videos from our presenting schools


Session Descriptions:

Preschool Primer: This session is for anyone who wants to learn when to start the preschool search, what to look for in a preschool, the various types of preschools available, how to determine "school fit" for a 2-year old, when you should think about making a change, the difference between public and private preK, Chicago's universal preK initiative, and how to best prepare your child for preschool. Pre-recorded, 9/2020.

CPS 101: Learn about the different types of CPS schools (Montessori, classical, language, gifted, magnet, etc.), admission processes and application information, selective enrollment testing process, lottery/waitlists and more. CPS Tuition-Based Preschool, Chicago Early Learning! preschool programs, and Chicago's universal preK initiative will be discussed. Pre-recorded, 9/2020.

Q&A with Presenting Sponsors: Learn more about each presenting sponsor school in these short, informative, and thoughtful question and answer sessions. Pre-recorded, 9/2020.


Our Speaker:
Preschool Primer and CPS 101 are presented by Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS. Grace Lee Sawin helps families successfully navigate their school searches, from preschool to highschool and beyond.Combining her expertise and knowledge of both public and private schools (including general, gifted, and special education) with taking the time to understand each family's unique school concerns, she confidently guides famiiles to their school destinations. You can visit Grace at the Chicago School GPS booth in the exhibit hall.



Watch this video clip to see how it will work. Click here for the list of exhibitors. 


Pictures will be taken at the event to be used by NPN in future NPN publications, web pages and other promotional material for the sole purpose of illustrating the activities at the event. Disclaimer: NPN and event sponsor assume no liability for any and all bodily injury at the event. NPN membership entitles two adults free entry to this event.

Please note: All registrants' email addresses will be provided to our presenting sponsors. Recipients will be provided with the option to opt out of receiving those emails, if desired.

EXHIBITORS: Exhibitor registration is now open. Please click here to register.

Location: Online
Address: your device
Chicago, 60613
When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM · Sep 20, 2020
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: n/a
Cost: Members attend for free. Please login to RSVP. Non-member ticket fee is $30. This fee includes a FREE NPN membership (value $55). Membership will be activated within 4 weeks of purchase. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 5:00 PM on SATURDAY 9/19.
Coordinator: Amy Johnson
Email: schoolfairs@npnparents.org
    • September
    • 20
    • Sunday

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