Parent University

NPN's Parent University Speaker Series brings you pertinent information on parenting and lifestyle issues. Each event will not only provide interaction with a professional on the topic of the day, but also a chance to connect with and learn from other parents. Parent University is one of the many ways NPN facilitates interaction among our member parents while providing you with educational resources. If you have an idea for a future speaker/session, please contact us at

An E-Ticket is required to attend all Parent University Speaker Series events - 1 adult per each E-ticket.

Next Event

  Baby Sign Language @ Eyas Landing
Location: Eyas Landing
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM · Oct 13, 2018
Who: Members & Non-Members - Children welcome
Parking: Street parking available.
Cost: Free
Coordinator: Kimberly Cambric

Babies use many ways to communicate!  Gestures and signs are a natural part of language learning. Research studies show that early signing is a proven way to help many young children develop beginning language skills! Parents and caregivers will learn basic signs to use in play and songs in order to promote and aid functional communication with each other.  Register for you and baby to attend. You will learn and practice:

  • - Functional signs to use during the daily routine
  • - Signs to use during an interactive story time
  • - Signs to use during children’s songs

Kaitlyn Zielinski is a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Eyas Landing.  She received her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from St. Ambrose University.  Her areas of expertise include  language acquisition, early childhood language disorders, fluency interventions, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), DIR/Floortime, and Autism.


    • October
    • 13
    • Saturday

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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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