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

  Developmental Milestones Webinar with RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy @ Online
Location: Online
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM · Jan 26, 2021
Who: Members & Non-Members - Children welcome
Cost: NPN Members: Adults $0.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Non-members: Adults $15.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Coordinator: Meredith Marzano

Join NPN and RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy for a small group panel discussion on the developmental milestones your child should be reaching during their first year. 

This presentation will cover:

  • * Infant milestones from 0-12 months
  • * What skills children are expected to achieve at each month of development
  • * Ideas of how to use tools that parents already have in the home to assist their children in achieving the milestones
  • * Suggestions for how to elicit skills (e.g., tummy time or rolling)
  • * What can make reaching milestones tricky for kids

A Q&A portion will follow, and the presenters will provide resources for parents to use to encourage basic skill acquisition. 

The panel is comprised of four specialists: Meredith Krifka, a physical therapist; Anna McFadden, a BCBA; Courtney Engela, an occupational therapist; and a speech therapist.

    • January
    • 26
    • Tuesday

Meet the Co-Chairs

Amy Johnson Director of Volunteers for NPN, Amy became a member in 2006 shortly before her first son was born. Prior to working for NPN, she volunteered by co-chairing the West Town Club and hosting a New Moms Group. Amy is active in her school community and serves on her Local School Council. Amy loves raising her kids in the city and exploring Chicago with her family and friends. She especially loves working and playing with NPN's amazing network of families and volunteers.

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