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  5. Go to: NPN's Annual Preschool & Elementary School exhibitor website NPN's Annual Preschool & Elementary School parent website Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair 2019 Sponsor Kit Saturday, September 14, 2019 UIC Student Center East 750 South Halsted Street Chicago, Illinois 60607 Contact Amy to ask about bundling sponsorships & marketing opportunities Amy Johnson, amy@npnparents.org, (773) 789-7002 Presenting Sponsor, $5,000 (sold out) • Logo displayed as "presenting sponsor" on NPN's school fair event page
 • Sponsor name, link on reminder email to school fair registration list
 • Priority placement of logo on cover of school fair program provided to every attendee at check-in. 
 • Logo on ALL school fair-related emails (28K)
 • Complimentary exhibitor table 
 • Opportunity to select exhibitor table for prominent placement in exhibitor hall
 • Logo displayed on attendee bag provided to every attendee at check-in
 • Complimentary inclusion in attendee bags (400 items)
 • Verbal acknowledgement at the beginning of breakout sessions
 • Social media mentions
 Exclusive to Presenting Sponsor • Opportunity to speak for 1 minute at the beginning of each workshop (optional)
 • Collect attendee's email addresses via an event raffle that NPN will organize and facilitate. (Typically, 90% of families enter the raffle and give us permission to share their email address with our sponsor.)
 • Opportunity to host an NPN event in your space within 12 months
 • Opportunity to have one school/business open house posted on the NPN calendar
 • Dedicated email blast to NPN members or school fair attendees mailing list about your business (content pending NPN approval). Timing to be agreed upon by NPN and sponsoring business. Recognized as school fair presenting sponsor in eblast.
 • Complimentary ½ page ad in school fair program
 Major Sponsor, $2,500 (sold out) • Logo displayed as "major sponsor" on NPN's school fair event page
 • Sponsor name, link on reminder email to school fair registration list
 • Prominent placement of logo on cover of school fair program provided to every attendee at check-in. 
 • Logo on select school fair-related emails (28K)
 • Complimentary exhibitor table 
 • Opportunity to select exhibitor table for prominent placement in exhibitor hall
 • Logo displayed on attendee bag provided to every attendee at check-in
 Exclusive to Major Sponsor Level and Above • Complimentary inclusion in attendee bags (400 items)
 • Verbal acknowledgement at the beginning of breakout sessions
 • Social media mentions
 Attendee Bag Sponsor, $2,000 (sold out) Put your brand in every parent's hand and home! Provide every attendee with a take-home bag with your logo. Bag will be ordered by NPN. Attendee bag sponsor's logo will be the only logo on side A. NPN's logo and presenting sponsor logos will be on side B. • Logo displayed as "supporting sponsor" on NPN's school fair event page
 • Sponsor name, link on reminder email to school fair registration list
 • Prominent placement of logo on cover of school fair program provided to every attendee at check-in. 
 • Logo on select school fair-related emails (28K)
 • Complimentary exhibitor table 
 Exclusive to Attendee Bag Sponsor Level and Above • Opportunity to select exhibitor table for prominent placement in exhibitor hall
 • Logo displayed on attendee bag provided to every attendee at check-in. Prominent, exclusive logo placement on side A of the bag.
 Supporting Sponsor, $1,500 (5 available, 3 remaining) • Logo displayed as "supporting sponsor" on NPN's school fair event page
 • Sponsor name, link on reminder email to school fair registration list
 • Logo on cover of school fair program provided to every attendee at check-in. 
 Exclusive to Supporting Sponsor Level and Above • Logo on one school fair-related email (28K)
 • Complimentary exhibitor table 
 Special Thanks Sponsor, $1,000 (6 available) • Logo displayed as "special thanks sponsor" on school fair event page
 • Sponsor name, link on reminder email to school fair registration list
 • Logo on cover of school fair program provided to every attendee at check-in. 
 Attendee Bag Insert, $500 (10 available, sold out) • Gain additional exposure with attendees by providing a marketing piece or other item for inclusion in the attendee bag. Attendee bag insert must be created, produced, and delivered by sponsoring company. 400 items delivered to NPN by 9/5/19. NPN is located at 3701 N. Ravenswood. Contact Amy at amy@npnparents.org to schedule delivery. • Logo on NPN event page
 Choose Your Table for Prominent Place in Exhibitor Hall, $200 (sold out) Select your exhibitor table from a map. (Schools are typically arranged alphabetically. Business exhibitors are arranged alphabetically in their own section.) Does not include exhibitor fee. Facebook Tag, $200 (4 available, sold out) One Facebook tag related to event. 15K Facebook followers. NPN will create two Facebook posts leading up to event, with the opportunity for two businesses tagged per post. Logo on Event Page, $150 (unlimited) • Logo displayed on Preschool & Elementary School Fair event page. 
 • Sponsor recognition and link in pre-event email to all attendees. 
 Session Chair Drop, $50 per workshop (8 available = 4 per workshop. Session 1 sold out, 1 remaining for session 2, CPS 101) • Take advantage of the most targeted marketing opportunity at the fair. Provide a postcard, brochure, or flyer that NPN staff will drop on every chair before the start of one session. 50 items per workshop. Contact amy@npnparents.org to discuss appropriate session pairings.
 • Logo displayed as "special thanks sponsor" on NPN's school fair event page
 Contact Amy to discuss sponsor packages and opportunities Amy Johnson, amy@npnparents.org, (773) 789-7002
  6. Member video only *Note: This video is available to NPN members only. Not a member? Learn about the many member benefits and join now. Why is talking to your preteen about sex and sexuality important? What if you are terrified of talking to your preteen about sex? How do you even begin this conversation? Licensed therapist and sexuality educator sexologist Jennifer Litner answers these questions and plenty of your own, describes the benefits of sex-positive parenting, and debunks some of the myths surrounding sexuality. Download Ms. Litner's handout of resources to help you approach the topic with your child. Jennifer Litner, MSC, LMFT, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sexuality educator who is passionate about helping people navigate sexuality-related concerns. Ms. Litner is the founder and director of Embrace Sexual Wellness, LLC, a sexual wellness center providing sex therapy and sexuality education programming in Chicago. As a sexuality educator, Ms. Litner offers training on various sexuality-related topics, including Sex- Positive Parenting, Keeping the Flame Alive in Long-Term Relationships, Millennial Romance, as well as Safer Sex and Hookup Culture. Additionally, Ms. Litner is a professor at Adler University in Chicago where she teaches masters and doctoral students in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy. Ms. Litner's work has been published in the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, Kinkly, Kinsey Confidential, and Love Magazine.
  7. Member video only *Note: This video is available for NPN members only. Not a member? Learn about the many member benefits and join now. This 37-minute video will help you better understand how to keep your child safe online. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of internet safety apps and monitoring systems, how to detect and prevent cyberbullying and cyberdrama, and the many online trends and how they may affect your child. We also discuss the latest social media apps and how kids use them. Visit Dr. Kortney Peagram's Parent Hub via GoogleDocs for additional resources and handouts on this topic: Parent Hub Dr. Kortney Peagram is the president and owner of Bulldog Solution, which provides schools with social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, professional development trainings, and student programs to eliminate bullying, violence and cyberbullying. Dr. Peagram works with organizations to provide programs on leadership, conflict management, team building, group management, diversity, compassion, bullying and cyberbullying. She is also an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Due to her experience in the field, Dr. Peagram was featured as an expert on CBS, NPR, Fox News, PBS, and Chicago Parent.
  8. NPN Kim

    Protecting Your Child From Bullying

    Members video only *Note: This video is available to NPN members only. Not a member? Learn about the many member benefits and join now. Is your child experiencing bullying, or do you suspect bullying is happening? In this 48-minute video, you’ll learn the difference between bullying and drama, how to open a conversation with your child, and strategies to address and prevent bullying. Visit Dr. Kortney Peagram's Parent Hub via GoogleDocs for additional resources and handouts on this topic: Parent Hub Dr. Kortney Peagram is the president and owner of Bulldog Solution, which provides schools with social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, professional development trainings, and student programs to eliminate bullying, violence and cyberbullying. Dr. Peagram works with organizations to provide programs on leadership, conflict management, team building, group management, diversity, compassion, bullying and cyberbullying. She is also an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Due to her experience in the field, Dr. Peagram was featured as an expert on CBS, NPR, Fox News, PBS, and Chicago Parent.
  9. IEP Meeting: What To Expect From Start To Finish Your child has been evaluated and found eligible for special education services. Now, you will be attending your first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. During this webinar, autism and special education advocate Mo Buti discusses what to expect during an IEP meeting, how to prepare for the meeting and key points in the IEP document. Outside Evaluations and Reports to Obtain and/or Incorporate into the IEP This 20-minute webinar will help parents of children with and without an Individualized Education Program (IEP) navigate what to do with reports obtained outside of school. Whether you have an assessment, a tutor's progress report, a doctor's report, or other forms of documentation, this webinar will inform you how to use this information to assist the school in determining appropriate services for your child. You will learn tools you can use right away including: Types of reports that can be used to obtain an IEP or used for appropriate modifications to an existing IEP Sample emails to school administrators The time frame schools legally have to respond to your requests How to be an advocate for your child with special needs Your Child Has An IEP...And There Are Some Red Flags...Now What? If your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and you have found yourself wondering if the IEP actually meets your child's needs, then this webinar is for you! Special education advocate Mo Buti joins us for the second installment of NPN's IEP series with My IEP: Red Flags. You will learn about some possible "red flags," learn how to identify them and then what to do to resolve these concerns in a proactive way. This webinar will help you address what to do when there is: No homework Feedback on benchmarks Lack of communication And, much more! Mo Buti, AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism With over 27 years of experience, Mo is a practiced professional in the field of special education, providing services and support to those with disabilities and their families. She assists parents with every stage of the IEP process, ensuring that students receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Mo consults with families to determine specific educational solutions, services and programs, as well as appropriate placements, to meet student’s individual needs to capitalize on their strengths. She works to further the individual’s educational, social-emotional and vocational goals to help realize maximum potential.
  10. Contact: Amy Johnson, amy@npnparents.org, (773) 789-7002 Sponsor NPN’s Developmental Differences Parent Support Group Reach NPN’s community of parents of children with developmental differences. Attended by 8 - 20 parents each month, representing a wide age-range of children Open to NPN members and non-members. These parents: Are conscious consumers dedicated to their child’s health, well-being and development. Value diversity, education, safety and community. Often work full time and are invested in finding the best childcare options, schools, and enrichment activities for their children. Build the Sponsor Package that is Right for Your Business All opportunities listed are per quarter (Jan–Mar; Apr–June; July–Sept; Oct–Dec) $150 Business name and link on reminder email email to every parent who has registered for the event and on every Developmental Differences Parent Support Group event page for each quarter. Your business name and website link will reach 20-60 parents each per quarter. $500 Dedicated email blast to Developmental Differences Parent Support Group mailing list on topic of your choice (pending NPN approval). 1200 emails. Includes logo on Developmental Differences Parent Support Group event page for one quarter. Contact Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org to learn more and to reserve a sponsorship item.
  11. Contact: Amy Johnson, amy@npnparents.org, 773-789-7002 Sponsor an NPN Education or Social Event Align your business with NPN's mission to connect a diverse community of families by providing support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago. Reach NPN’s community of 4,000 members and subscriber list of 30K (member list/subscriber list determined by event). Education topics include Chicago school choice (navigating the public and private school landscape in Chicago), childcare, toddler discipline, CPR, infant massage, and baby/toddler sign language. Social events are play dates for parents and children. Hosting opportunities are available for some events. Sponsors are not required to host the event. Businesses and schools with a limited budget are encouraged to contact Amy at amy@npnparents.org to discuss opportunities. Experiential & In-Person Engagement NPN will facilitate your check-in list so you may collect attendees’ email addresses to add to your subscriber list. NPN will introduce you and you will have the opportunity to speak for 2 minutes about your business to the parent audience. Information table included. Staff an information table at an event and speak directly to parents. NPN to provide snacks or beverages at your table to increase engagement. Print Promotions Provide 20 - 100 marketing items (postcards, brochures, etc.) to be handed to every event attendee by NPN staff. Items must be delivered to NPN office in coordination with NPN staff member. Online Promotions Logo and link on every event-related email prior to the event. 4K - 30K subscriber list Logo displayed on event web page. Includes sponsor recognition and link in pre-event email to all attendees. In-Kind donation of Food or Beverages Provide snacks, appetizers, meals, dessert, water, coffee, or wine for our event attendees. This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses that offer prepared meals, healthy snack options, and desserts. Contact amy@npnparents.org to discuss an on-site service option. 
 Calendar of 2019 Education and Social Event Sponsor Opportunities - Check back for updates January 2019 Songs & Stories - online promotions only February 2019 Working Moms Happy Hour - Go to sponsor kit Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit Songs & Stories - online promotions only Family Playtime - online promotions only March 2019 Developmental Differences Resource Fair - Go to sponsor kit Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit Songs & Stories - online promotions only Family Playtime - online promotions only April 2019 Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit CPS 101(Navigating preschool and elementary school options in Chicago Public Schools) Songs & Stories - online promotions only Family Playtime - online promotions only May 2019 Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit CPS 201 (Navigating the selective enrollment elementary schools in Chicago Public Schools) Songs & Stories - online promotions only Family Playtime - online promotions only June 2019 Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit Songs & Stories - online promotions only Family Playtime - online promotions only July 2019 Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit CPR Family Playtime - online promotions only August 2019 Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit Preschool Philosophies Family Playtime - online promotions only September 2019 Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit Infant Massage Annual School Fair - Go to sponsor kit Family Playtime - online promotions only October 2019 Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit High School Admissions (public and private schools in Chicago) Sign Language Family Playtime - online promotions only Fright Free Halloween Fest - sponsor kit to come November 2019 Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit Private Schools Admission Directors Panel Discussion CPR Infant Massage Family Playtime - online promotions only December 2019 Member Mingle - Go to sponsor kit Developmental Differences Parent Support Group - Go to sponsor kit Childcare Panel Discussion: Full-time and Flexible Options Family Playtime - online promotions only Also: Toddler Discipline, month TBD Contact Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org to learn more and to discuss sponsor levels and fees
  12. NPN Amy J.

    New Moms Group Sponsor Kit

    New Moms Groups are amazing and unique ways for new moms to meet and connect over shared changes, challenges and joys. Meetings are hosted by NPN member volunteers in their homes. New Moms Groups meet for 90 minutes for three consecutive weeks. Each group is limited to 8-10 moms. They are a free benefit of NPN membership and often lead to ongoing playgroups and life-long friendships. Contact: Amy Johnson, amy@npnparents.org, (773) 789-7002 Sponsor the NPN New Moms Groups Reach NPN’s community of new moms. NPN’s new moms: Are conscious consumers dedicated to their child’s health, well-being and development. Value diversity, education, safety and community. Often work full time and are invested in finding the best childcare options, schools, and enrichment activities for their children. Support young families in Chicago and align your business with Neighborhood Parents Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization known for providing resources and support to families throughout Chicago for almost 40 years. Build the Sponsor Package that is Right for Your Business All opportunities listed are per quarter (Jan–Mar; Apr–June; July–Sept; Oct–Dec) $150 Business name and link on pre- and post-event email and on every New Moms Group event page. Your business name and website link will reach approximately 60 new moms at least three times each per quarter. $500 Dedicated email blast to NPN new moms group members from sponsored quarter on topic of your choice (pending NPN approval). Email reaches approximately 60 new moms each quarter. Includes business name and link on pre- and post-event email and on every New Moms Group event page. In addition to the dedicated email blast, your business name and website link will reach approximately 60 new moms at least three times each per quarter. In-kind Virtual Goody Bag Item Provide a gift certificate for free product or service to our New Moms Group participants and hosts. Item must be redeemable via a hyperlink, phone call, or email. Item will be distributed by NPN staff to participants via email. Offer must be unique and not available to the general public. Subject to NPN approval. Coupons for a percentage off and similar discounts are not accepted. Attachments (such as gift certificates in pdf format) not accepted. Contact amy@npnparents.org for more information. Contact Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org to learn more and to reserve a sponsorship item.
  13. NPN Amy J.

    Member Mingle Sponsor/Host Kit

    4:00 - 6:00 pm one Saturday or Sunday per month Contact: Amy Johnson, amy@npnparents.org, 773-789-7002 Sponsor and host an NPN Member Mingle, $500 Provide NPN member families with young children an opportunity to play together in your school or businesses Reach NPN’s community of 4,000 members Promote your school by opening up your early childhood spaces to play NPN will promote the event, collect RSVPs, provide pizza and snacks, and have one staff member onsite to facilitate check-in and welcome families to the mingle. Optional: Provide tours to interested parents Facilitate a special craft project or activity Have admissions staff, teachers, and/or current families at the event to answer questions about your school and help the event run smoothly How It Works Our host/sponsors receive all of the sponsor benefits below (a $2,000 value) at a discounted bundled fee of $500. Businesses that would like to sponsor but not host a member mingle may reserve individual opportunities below. Contact amy@npnparents.org to discuss sponsor fee. Businesses and schools with a limited budget are encouraged to contact Amy at amy@npnparents.org to discuss opportunities. Experiential & In-Person Engagement NPN will organize and facilitate a raffle at the event or direct attendees to your sign-in sheet to collect and share attendees’ email addresses to add to your subscriber list. NPN will introduce you and you will have the opportunity to speak for 2 minutes about your business to this parent audience. Online Promotions Logo and link on every event-related email prior to the event. Dedicated email blast to NPN members on topic of your choice (pending NPN approval). Recognized as a sponsor of the NPN Member Mingle that you host. 4K mailing list. Available Months September 2019 - Bennett Day School October 2019 - Lumiere Children's Therapy November 2019 - Black Bear Academy December 2019 January 2020 - Smart Love Preschool, 1/25/2020 February 2020 - March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 - Smart Love Preschool, 5/30/20 September 2020 October 2020 - Black Bear Academy November 2020 December 2020 Contact Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org to learn more.
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