Childcare options for the April 1 CTU strike

Written by: Laura Baginski

Where to send your child during the April 1 Chicago teachers strike.

Photo credit: MD11/Flickr

The question is no longer whether the Chicago Teachers Union will strike on April 1. Now that a strike is inevitable, the question (among many) is: What are Chicago parents going to do with their kids on April 1?

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool announced that CPS will set up 250 "contingency sites" where parents can send their kids next Friday—locations will be announced Tuesday. UPDATE: Here is the list of 250 spots

But if you would prefer to ensure your child has a place to go before Tuesday, check out these options—from day camps to drop-in activities—that NPN members suggested on a discussion forum thread this week. Be sure to call these venues asap to secure your child's spot!

Other childcare options:

And if you are taking the day off and need something to do with the kids:

Where are you sending your kids? Let us know in the comments!

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Posted on March 25, 2016 at 11:07 AM