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

Location: Online
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM · Jun 10, 2020
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Cost: Free

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If you don't get a chance to sign up for the live webinar, you'll still have a chance to see it!  The webinar will be available to view on-demand for NPN members the following week. Please be sure to visit the website to access the video.

Coordinator: Meredith Marzano

Join us for a webinar about the breadth of CPS preschool offerings from Chicago School GPS's Grace Lee Sawin.  

Learn the differences between CPS Magnet Preschools, Tuition Based Preschools and Chicago Early Learning preschools. Get insight on finding the right preschool setting for your little one. This hour long webinar session will cover the various types of programs available, factors to consider, application processes, and how to time your search to find the best preschool option to meet your family’s needs.  

We are looking forward to answering your questions and will open a Q&A after the presentation concludes.  Please feel free to send in any questions prior to the webinar to
RSVP below to reserve your spot today by clicking on the "Click Here to sign up to register!" link below.

Grace Lee Sawin, Chicago Schools GPSNot being a native of Chicago, Grace Lee Sawin had no idea how daunting it would be to find a great school fit for her girls. She quickly discovered how confounding the process was. After years of research and a few different schools for her daughters, she founded Chicago School GPS to help other families successfully navigate the ever-changing Chicago school landscape, from preschool to high school.  

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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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