This Sunday we are very excited to host fifteen early learning programs and organizations at Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park to meet with families! Why should you join us for this fun community event? Here are three reasons (but there are many more!)

1. See what resources are out there…all in one place!

Are you starting to think about child care or an early learning program for your little one? Not sure where to start? Not sure what your options are for affording a program? This event will have 11 early learning programs with experienced early learning professionals there to answer your questions, along with additional early childhood advocacy and support organizations. And don’t miss the presentation from Illinois Action for Children about child care financial assistance options from 3:30-4:00

2. Get a goodie bag!

Each family will receive a bag filled with super useful (and super cute!) information to help you research and find an early learning program that is right for your family. We are also including a copy of the book, “A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon” that is all about getting used to the first days of school and is for parents and caregivers to read and talk about with their little ones.

3. Come for the information, stay for the play!

During the meet and greet event, children and families are welcomed to the Museum for free. Families are invited to stay and play at Wonder Works Children’s Museum after perusing the Meet and Greet! So come for the great information and stay for the play.

RSVP here! (Event is completely free. All are welcome, including little ones! RSVP-ing is not necessary, but by doing so, you’ll receive important event updates!)

Full details about the event are below. We hope to see you there!

Early Learning Provider Meet & Greet

Sunday, January 28, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3:00-5:00 p.m. at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 West North Ave, Oak Park

  • 3:30 – 4:00 – A short presentation on child care assistance by Illinois Action for Children
  • 4:00 – 4:30 – Tips for Choosing a program including an explanation of quality ratings by Kirsty West, Early Learning Partnership Coordinator

Are you looking for an early learning program (child care or preschool) for your child? Children are invited to play at the Museum while parents and caregivers learn about Centers and Family Child Care programs in Oak Park, River Forest, and neighboring communities. Bring your little one and stop by to meet early learning program staff, ask questions about hours, fees, and ratings, get a better understanding of what type of program is best for your child and family, and learn more about child care assistance options.

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