New & Expectant Parent Programs

New & Expectant Parent Programs hosted by NPN are the perfect resources for expecting families.

-- Would you like to connect with other new & expecting families?   

-- Seeking answers to pregnancy and new parent related questions?

-- Looking for pre and postnatal resources and information?

Join NPN’s New & Expectant Parent Programs for informative, entertaining events for growing families! Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, but also one full of questions and anticipation.

The New & Expectant Parent Programs connect you with other moms-to-be and families to help you learn more about pregnancy-related topics.  Monthly events include topics such as Childcare 101, Pediatrics 101, Infant Sleep & Crying and more!!  Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

Next Event

  Childcare 101: Full-Time & Flexible Options @ Erikson Institute
Location: Erikson Institute
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM · Dec 11, 2018
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: Metered street parking and a variety of paid lots are in the vicinity. Nearby lots include: · Greenway Self-Park, 60 W. Kinzie St., entrance on Kinzie. (2 blocks from Erikson) · MartParc Orleans, 437 N. Orleans St., entrances on Orleans and Hubbard. (3.5 blocks from Erikson) Discounted parking at select garages will be available to attendees who present parking garage tickets for validation at the event.
Cost: NPN Members: Adults $0.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Non-members: Adults $10.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Coordinator: Kim Cambric
Email: didi@npnparents.org

Looking for full-time childcare? Or flexible or part-time options? Where can you find the right childcare option for your family in the world of nannies, babysitters, au pairs, childcare centers and in-home daycares?

Don't panic--our panel of childcare experts will share their tips for finding a childcare option that fits your lifestyle.

Bring your questions and hear advice on everything from finding a nanny, babysitter, childcare center, interviewing tips, payment options and taxes, and more!

Please RSVP, space is limited. Open to NPN members (FREE, please login to your NPN account) and non-members ($10 per adult).

Arrive by 5:30 pm for check in and to mingle with other New & Expectant families. Free parking is available on-site.

Participating panelists will be added soon! 

 

NPN Members: login first to get the NPN member discount!  

(NOTE: Your RSVP/ticket payment is a non-refundable reservation and processing fee).

 

    • December
    • 11
    • Tuesday

Meet the Co-Chairs

Didi Lewis Didi joined NPN in 2010 while researching school options for her son and seeking support from other working moms. When her daughter came along the following year, her fondness for NPN, its activity-packed event calendar, and its active discussion board grew. With a JD and certificate in Family Law from DePaul College of Law, her dedication to the local parent community in her downtown neighborhood, and her passion for advocating family life in the big city (she’s also a proud CPS grad), Didi happily joined the NPN staff in 2013. As School Choice, Programming and Outreach Manager, Didi is excited about helping Chicago parents learn about educational options within the city and discover all of the amazing benefits NPN has to offer for new and growing urban families. After spending her entire life as a north-sider, Didi now lives in the South Loop with her south-sider husband Rod and their city kids, RJ and Rio.

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