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NPN Annual Preschool and Elementary School Fair


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NPN's Annual Preschool and Elementary School Fair is back! Mark your calendars for September 23, 2023.


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


All attendees will have the chance to win a $50 gift card to the popular restaurant, eden, which is conveniently located right next to Kids' Work Chicago Riverview. 

Eden is ever-evolving, with a menu that embraces seasonal flavors that cultivate inside our on-site greenhouse or sourced locally from farmers and purveyors. With a fresh-focused culinary team, private dining options, market items & home goods, outdoor patio, and a bar with specialty crafted cocktails, eden is unlike any other restaurant in Chicago.


Walk-ins are welcome!


List of participating schools



  • 9:00 - 9:45am Navigating CPS Preschool Options

    • Presented by Dr. Camille Franklin, Network 4 Family Engagement Coordinator, from CPS Office of Early Childhood Education
      In this session, parents will learn about preschool options in Chicago Public Schools and how to navigate the CPS preschool application and admissions process.

  • 11:05am - 12:05pm Private Preschool 101: Admissions, Tuition, Diversity & Community

    • Kids Work Chicago Riverview, Bennett Day School, British International School of Chicago Lincoln Park, Lycée Français de Chicago
      In this session, parents will learn how to determine which schools are a good fit for their child, how to learn about a school community, and how to expertly maneuver the admissions process. Parents will leave with an understanding of the admissions process, and the questions to ask about school culture, tuition/financial aid, and diversity in order to help them find a good-fit school for their family.  

  • 12:10 - 1:10pm A Family Guide on the Early Intervention to IEP Transition Process

    • Presented by Tareema Jean-Baptiste from Starnet Chicago
      In this session, we will walk through the transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood.  Using the workbook "When I'm 3, Where Will I Be?" as a guide, we will explore the importance of a parent's voice and what rights parents have during the process.  Parents will learn how to prepare for the Transition Planning meeting, Evaluations, and the IEP meeting, as well as create a timeline that fits their needs. Participants will leave with tangible resources to help make the transition as smooth as possible.


10:00 am to 11:00 am: Dedicated exhibition hall time. The exhibition hall closes at 12:30 pm.




When: Saturday, September 23, 9am--1pm 

Where: Kids' Work Chicago Riverview, 3429 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Who: FREE for NPN members ($20 donation recommended); $20 non-members
Join NPN now for $20 using promo code school23 and attend the school fair for free! 

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

Registration is required for entry

This event is designed for parents however, children will not be turned away.


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.
By registering for this event, you agree to the terms of our host venue's liability waiver.


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


NPN is a 501(c)(3) organization. We thank our sponsors for their support.




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