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BCBU is an series of educational seminars based on your feedback and recommendations. These seminars are designed to dive deeper into hot topics that are important to you as you begin to raise your children and think about more serious subject matters. Anyone can attend BCBU, you are more than welcome to come with your significant other, or as a single representative from your family. We will cover a wide variety of topics at BCBU, stay tuned for more.
Finding Your Own Mary Poppins:
Everything you need to know about childcare in Chicago!
(This seminar is designed for parents and parents-to-be who are looking for answers to all of their childcare questions.)
1504 North Fremont
Chicago, IL 60642
Monday, November 18, 2013
Our curriculum will be covered by:
Erin Krex, BCB, Resident In-Home Childcare (Nanny) Expert Owner of First Class Care Inc.
Erin will talk about in-home childcare including, but not limited to nannies. She will discuss how to start your search, questions to ask in an interview, average compensation and benefits, writing up a contract, paying your nanny's taxes and more. Erin, with Lindsay from Bump Club and Beyond, will also discuss Nanny Shares, typical logistical situations of a nanny share and how to make them successful.
Sarah Cudnik, BCB Resident Daycare Expert, Founder and Director of Kids Work Chicago
Sarah will talk about out-of home childcare, including but not limited to daycare programs. She will cover how to find a good daycare option, what type of accrediation parents should look for, the process of finding a daycare, what to ask when visiting day cares, what to expect in terms of pricing, what a typical day at caycare looks like and more.
Sandra Cody-Gwinn, BCB Resident Au Pair Expert, LCC from Cultural Care Au Pair
Sandy will talk about the option of having an au pair. This includes the au pair program, what it entails, costs associated with it, and more. Cultural Care Au Pair has been the leading choice for families looking for an au pair for over 20 years. There are so many factors to consider when choosing an agency — and choosing the right one can make a big difference in your au pair experience. Below we've outlined some important points to think about before you make a decision.
Pam Jones & Pat Porrey, BCB Resident Night Nurse Experts, Owners of Sweet Dreams, Inc.
Pam and Pat will talk about the option of bringing a Night Nurse into your home to help once your baby arrives. They will discuss what to expect, how much it costs, and more. Sweet Dreams Infant Care is dedicated to providing Chicago and its surrounding suburbs with the best and most reliable postpartum care services available.
Sandwiches and Dessert will be served
All parents will go home with a packet outlining everything discussed.
Please note that the seminar will be about 1.5 hours in length and may not be suitable for babies/children. Please use your best judgement.