Posts from: April 2011

Apr. 27 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools. Starting with this first CPS board meeting preview, CNC education reporters will contribute posts about how CPS works and what's happening at the board of education. CNC will also weigh in about state funding issues and trends in education. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to

The Chicago News Coopera...

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 7:54 PM by Crystal Yednak

Parent Perk Alert - Discounts on R&R!

It sure doesn't feel like summer yet. But rest assured the solstice is around the corner. Start your summer rest and relaxation a month early with these great Parent Perks discounts brought to you by the Chicago Humanities Festival and The American Club Resort Hotel at Kohler, Wisconsin.

Chicago Humanities Festival: Stages, Sights & Sounds - Save $10 off your ticket order to Kindur: The Adventurous Journey of Three Icelandic Sheep (ages 5 and up). Show dates are May 3rd through Ma...

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM by Ellie Ander

Chicago Humanities Festival - Upping the Ante

Don't miss our Kindur Ticket Giveaway - Read below & enter to win!!! Winners will be selected on Friday April 22nd. AND a special ticket discount perk just for NPN Members.

My son’s infinite capacity for curiosity is thrilling and scary. He is constantly upping the ante in his exploration of the world: before I can catch him, climbing to the top of the tallest playground slide at 18 months. At two, running into Lake Michigan’s waves no matter how many times they knock him down.


Posted on April 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM by Jara Kern

April Parent Perk Alert - Discounts on Babysitting!

As Parents, we all need a little free time. Check out this Parent Perk from K Grace Childcare and treat yourself to a date-night, or finally run those errands you've been putting off.

Choose Your Perk:

Take $20 off a single placement (generally $40)

Take $50 off each of your first three months of monthly services

Get a free month when you refer a monthly client (up to $100).  

Offers expire September 30, 2011. Contact K Grace Childcare at clientservices@kgrace...

Posted on April 08, 2011 at 9:53 AM by Ellie Ander

Spring Parent to Parent - Childcare

NPN's Parent to Parent is filled with the topics you need to navigate parenting in the city. Spring is all about Childcare, family relationships, and making the most of the city.  Download the full issue and get all of these great articles!  We want to hear from you - email us what you want to read more about! . 


NannyShare Chicago: By Sarah Davis, NPN member since 2004, Board member since 2009

If you are pregnant or have a newborn, you probably have heard about a N...

Posted on April 06, 2011 at 9:52 PM by Jill Chukerman Test