Held every fall, NPN’s Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair has been the No. 1 resource for school-searching parents for over 20 years! Parents can chat with reps from Chicago preschools and private elementary schools and attend breakout sessions about Chicago public schools. This year our school fair is virtual and runs from Saturday, September 25th through Saturday, October 16th. See the list of participating schools here.
This year's fair consists of smart, organized, and one-of-a-kind resources and virtual events. FREE for NPN members! (Members, login to register).
Register now to access:
1. Updated and new information in our School and Daycare Directory
- File downloads
- And more
2. An open house calendar
- No need to search all over for dates, we pull them together for you in one simple document
- Updated weekly as schools confirm/add dates
- Register now to receive the link to the calendar 3. Live, virtual coffee talks with schools
- Meet private school representatives
- Watch a short, live presentation by the school
- Ask questions
- Register now for the schedule and links
4. Breakout sessions that explain everything you need to know about Chicago Public Schools
10/8/21 12:00 - 1:00pm CPS 101: Questions & Answers (FREE with school fair registration, receive the Zoom link in your school fair confirmation email)
10/15/21 12:00 - 1:00pm CPS 201: Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools Questions & Answers (FREE with school fair registration, receive the Zoom link in your school fair confirmation email)
10/22/21 12:00 - 1:00pm CPS 301: Selective Enrollment High Schools & Choice Programs (FREE for NPN members, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, register here)
> FREE for NPN members
> $35 non-members, comes with NPN membership to be activated November 1, for new members only. Does not apply to membership reactivations.
>> Or join NPN now for $25 using promo code school21 and access the school fair, and everything NPN has to offer, for free! <<
Questions? Email Executive Director Amy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPN is a 501(c)(3) organization. We rely on the support of our members, partners, supporters, and sponsors to bring exceptional programming like this to parents. We would like to thank our Preschool & Elementary School sponsors for their support:
Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to our media partner: Crain's Chicago Business
Schools: Exhibitor registration is open. Click here to register.
Choosing childcare that is right for your family can seem like an overwhelming process, especially in Chicago where there are so many options to consider. In this intimate live discussion, we talk with three Chicago daycare experts about safety, curriculum, daily activities, enrollment/finances, family-teacher relationships and transitioning into group care comfortably.
Our esteemed panelists are Sarah Cudnik of Kids' Work Chicago and Kids' Work Chicago Too, Mia Cubrilo of Choo Choo Chicago, and Madi Johnson of Children's Learning Place.
Special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Kids' Work Chicago and Kids' Work Chicago Too.
Choosing childcare that is right for your family can seem like an overwhelming process, especially in Chicago where there are so many options to consider. This session will focus on daycare centers—private/family-owned, corporate and in-home. In this intimate live discussion, we will discuss safety, curriculum, daily activities, enrollment/finances, student-teacher relationships and transitioning into group care comfortably. There will be time for parents to ask questions at the end.
You will walk away from this discussion with a better understanding of the following:
1. What daycare in a group setting is like for your child
2. Important considerations for parents, including safety and finances
3. How to help your child prepare for daycare and more!
Our esteemed daycare centers featured on the panel include:
Kids Work Chicago Too
Choo Choo Chicago
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Kids Work Chicago Too.
Free for NPN members.
$15 for non-members.
Zoom link will be sent in your registration confirmation immediately upon registration, and again in your event reminder 1-2 days before the event.
If you have questions about this event, email Amy at email@example.com