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Learn about childcare providers, preschools, public, private, home schooling and alternative K-8 school options for your children. Top Chicago schools and childcare centers will be exhibiting at the West Loop Families + Chicago Urban Family Childcare & School Fair.
Teachers, administrators and parents will be available to share information, answer questions and offer guidance.
Entrance and all activities and presentations are free and open to the public. Register for the school fair and your name will be entered into a drawing to win one-month of unlimited drop-in play at Purple Monkey Playroom!
Attendees will also learn about enrichment programs and businesses that cater to young children and their families. Organizations offering language, tutoring, music, dance, art, sports and indoor activities will be among the exhibitors, as will organizations that focus on family health & wellness products and services.
Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS will be our Keynote Speaker, presenting on:
Preschool Primer Express - Tips for a successful preschool search: When to start, where to apply and how to get in
Kindergarten & Beyond: What you need to know to get a jump-start on your school search, including the basics of CPS
Our Guest Speaker, Michelle L Siegman, LCSW, will present on:
Preschool Preparedness & The Kindergarten Screening Process: Learn the secrets of the Kindergarten Screening from an insider
The School Fair will feature a Family Connections Play & Learn Center, brought to you by d'aprile properties & Midwest Lending. Talented staff fro Chicago Children's Theatre, The Kids' Table, Green Beginnings, Bennett Day School - and more! will be entertain the children with creative, hands-on activities.
This event is brought to you thanks to the generosity of our premier sponsor, Neighbors of West Loop, neighborhood businesses and a team of volunteers. We hope to see you on May 17th!
If you have questions or would like to volunteer to be part of our onsite volunteer crew, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
West Loop Families + Chicago Urban Family
West Loop Families is a non-profit organization that offers community support to member families free of charge through Meetup.com. It provides children with opportunities for social interaction and play, and is a place for parents to meet other families in our community.
It is also a venue for socializing through family dinners, product samplings, a book club, social outings, special events and educational workshops.
It offers its service to the community through organized events and charitable endeavors, all open to the general public and free of charge. Families with children from 0 to eight years old can join at www.meetup.com/west-loop-families.