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    Kindergarten Prep & Age Cut Off

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    Preparing for kindergarten can feel like a daunting task, and myths about the Illinois age cut-off abound. If you are wondering if your four year old or six year old can attend kindergarten, or if you want to know how to help your child prepare for kindergarten, this is the session for you. Our esteemed panelists will explain what teachers really want parents to know about kindergarten. We will also discuss the Illinois law around age cut off, answering all of your questions about this confusing piece of the puzzle. There will be time for Q & A at the end. You will walk away from this discussion understanding: 1. What it means to be kindergarten-ready 2. How to help your child prepare for kindergarten 3. The kindergarten age cut off law in Illinois and if there are any exceptions Our esteemed school panel consists of: Tiffany Wells, Director Enrollment Management, Catherine Cook School Meg Fitzgerald, Director of Early Childhood Education, Bennett Day School Georgia Burke, Admissions Director, St. Josaphat School Bonnie Ho, Principal, Pui Tak Christian School Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Catherine Cook School By registering for this event, you agree that NPN may share your name and email address with our presenting sponsor.
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    Kindergarten Philosophies

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    Choosing the right Kindergarten for your child can be a daunting task, especially in Chicago where there are so many options. With so many different kindergarten philosophies, how do you know which philosophy works for you and your family? In this session you will learn about kindergarten philosophies and types of instruction found in kindergarten classrooms. You will learn about arts-integrated, inquiry-based, responsive, and differentiated instruction, how they overlap, and where they differ. You will walk away from this discussion understanding: 1. How to ask the right questions to figure out which philosophy and instruction is the best fit for your child 2. The benefits of each philosophy and type of instruction 3. What a typical day is like in each type of classroom There will be time for Q&A at the end! Our esteemed school panel consists of: Annessa Staab, Associate Director of Enrollment Management, Latin School of Chicago Andre Gill, Director of Admissions, Chicago Friends School Melanie Ahmad, Director of enrollment and Tuition Management, The Ancona School Allen Ackerman, Principal, Saint Andrew School Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: Latin School of Chicago Chicago Friends School
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    Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair

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    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 - Videos - Photos - 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) Registration required > 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 director@npnparents.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.
  4. What is the difference between a classical and gifted school? What does the testing process involve? What can my child do to prepare? How do admissions work? How do I know if these programs are right for my child? Going beyond the basic information given at our popular CPS 101 seminars, CPS 201 covers CPS Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (SEES). This CPS 201 Questions & Answers session, presented by Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS, includes: - Guidance on the selective enrollment elementary school application process - Information about selection criteria and admissions process - Answers to questions from our live audience This session was recorded live on October 15, 2021. Find more in-depth selective enrollment application info in the video CPS 201, recorded 9/20.
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    What is a magnet school? What is your tier and why does it matter? Is there really an option for free, all-day preschool? In this CPS 101 Questions & Answers session, Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS gives a short presentation that walks you through the recent updates to the preschool and elementary school application and admissions process. The rest of the time is dedicated to answering parent questions. Recorded 10/8/21 Find more in-depth CPS application info in the video CPS 101, recorded 9/20.
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    Through this video, you will learn how to make the most of your child’s use of technology, including: 1. How children process information via screens 2. How to minimize challenges for your child when they are learning from a screen 3. What to consider when deciding what is an appropriate and valuable use of technology for your child This webinar is presented by Erikson Institute.
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    JUF Right Start Virtual Coffee Session

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    Join us for a presentation followed by Q&A; led by Julie Brodsky, Assistant Vice President, JUF Young Families & Jenna Turner, Director of Early Childhood Learning. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Eyas Landing Virtual Coffee Session

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    Join us and learn more about Eyas Landing, and our Neuropsychological Evaluations. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Bubbles Academy Virtual Coffee Session

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    Just Bubbles Academy for a short talk with Sam Maxwell, Director, followed by Q & A. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    The Ancona School Virtual Coffee Session

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    Ancona's Virtual Admissions Information Session and Q&A with- Melanie Ahmad- Director of Enrollment and Tuition Assistance. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join our upcoming Virtual Info Session with members of the Admission Team, a current FXW Teacher and current Parent. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Learn about the Smart Love approach to early childhood education and how it sets a positive outlook on school for years to come! Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Presentation with Emily Breidenbach, Director of Enrollment, and Q&A. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join the Immaculate Conception's Director of Admissions, Corey Jacobson, for a presentation, virtual tour of our campus buildings, and a Q&A. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join the Immaculate Conception's Director of Admissions, Corey Jacobson, for a presentation, virtual tour of our campus buildings, and a Q&A. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join us for U of C Lab School's admissions presentation followed by Q&A. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join St. Benedict's Virtual Presentation and Q&A with Ms. Rachel Gemo, Head of Parish School, and Ms. Rachel Waldron, Head of Lower School. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join BDS for a virtual chat and Q&A with their admissions team. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join us for presentations from Sacred Heart's Head of Schools and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, followed by a Q&A session with current parents. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join us for presentations from Sacred Heart's Head of Schools and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, followed by a Q&A session with current parents. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Participants will hear from City Day's head of school and director of admissions. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    We will bring prospective families on a virtual tour of Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, followed by a Q&A session. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Spend time with the Near North community to explore the Montessori philosophy, culture, and programs. Director of Enrollment Management, Vaneesha Pause and Primary Director, Reena Morgan will be available to answer questions about NNM. Be sure to reserve a space at one of our Coffee Information Sessions and hear from our parents and students. Attendance at a tour is a required step in the admission process. At this time, Coffees will be in-person and all attendees must be fully vaccinated; proof of COVID19 vaccination will be required upon arrival. At this time, we intend to hold Admissions related meetings in-person, including Prospective Family Meetings (scheduled December - February). Be sure to select a Coffee Information Session date before the respective application deadline for your child. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Join us for a brief presentation about Science & Arts, followed by Q&A. Led by Head of School Tim Costello. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.
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    Bennett Day School Virtual Coffee Session

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    Join Bennett Day School's Director of Enrollment, Laura Maheshwary, for a short presentation followed by a Q&A. Register here for NPN's Preschool & Elementary School Fair to receive the link for this virtual coffee session.

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