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Annual Preschool and Elementary School Fair


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NPN's Annual Preschool and Elementary School Fair is back and in person! Mark your calendars for September 24, 2022.


Held every fall, NPN’s Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair has been the No. 1 resource for school-searching parents for over 20 years!


Parents can chat with reps from dozens of public and private Chicago preschools and elementary schools, including those that support diverse learners. Parents will also have the opportunity to attend informative breakout sessions about Chicago schools. 


Walk-ins are welcome! Children are welcome! Check in by 10:30 to be entered into the free raffle to win one of 10 raffle prizes with a total value of over $1,000!



➤ List of participating schools



  • 9:00 - 9:45am CPS Universal Free  Pre-K, What you Need to Know

    • Chicago's Universal Pre-K initiative (free preschool for 4-year-olds) is now being offered to all Chicago families this fall 2022. Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS will give a presentation that walks you through the Pre-K application and admissions process.

  • 11:30 - 12:00pm Early Childhood Educational Philosophies and Mental Health

    • Bennett Day School,  British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park and Lycée Français de Chicago discuss the importance of a strong mental health foundation in early childhood. Our panelists will discuss how early childhood programs build foundational skills that help young children navigate challenges and manage their feelings.

  • 12:15 - 1:15pm CPS 101

    • What is a magnet school? What is your tier and why does it matter? Come to the school fair to get all of these questions answered and more! In this CPS 101 information session, Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS will give a presentation that walks you through the elementary school application and admissions process.



When: Saturday, September 24, 9am--1pm 

Where: UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago

Who: FREE for NPN members ($20 donation recommended)

> $20 non-members
>> Or join NPN now for $35 using promo code school22 and access the school fair, and everything NPN has to offer, for free! <<

For new members only. Does not apply to membership reactivation.

Registration required for entry


Interested in exhibiting or advertising opportunities? Find out more HERE.


Questions? Email Events Manager Elizabeth Gourio at egourio@npnparents.org.

By registering for this event, you agree that NPN may share your name and email address with our sponsors.


NPN is a 501(c)(3) organization. We rely on the support of our members, partners, supporters, and sponsors to bring exceptional programming like this to parents. We would like to thank our Preschool & Elementary School sponsors for their support.



Thank you to our sponsors


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