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How To Be a Patient Parent – Guest Blog

We’ve all been there – struggling to fake the resemblance to a sane person, a calm and composed parent, all while gritting our teeth exactly 2 seconds before all hell breaks loose. Eva, a mother of 4, and a creator and owner of Kid Minds, has a wealth of experience in how to “stay cool” and she shared it with her readers in the blog post  How To Be a Patient Parent – The One Simple Trick You Need In Your Life.


Childcare Network of Evanston: Still Time To Support a Family: Holiday Gift Drive

Still Time To brighten the holiday season

for our children and families.

Sign up as 2016 a sponsor today!

Dear friends,

Each year, we inspire our community of friends and donors to lighten our families’ burdens by sponsoring children through our Holiday Gift Drive.

Each family you sponsor will receive a gift card ($20) and their child will recieve 1 clothing item or 1 toy. Last year, we provided nearly 1,000 gifts to our families. Will you help us do it again?

Don’t have time to shop? Click here to give financially to CNE’s holiday gift drive and CNE will do the shopping for your family.

Sign up as a sponsor today by clicking the red button.

We’ll send more details and drop-off deadlines after  you have signed up.

Questions? Contact Andrea Densham via phone: (847) 475-2661

or email: 

District 65 Early Dismissal Camp at Little Beans Cafe Begins Sept. 21

District 65 Early Dismissal Camp

Starting Wednesday, September 21 from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Wondering what to do with your kids on those monthly Wednesday early dismissal dates? Little Beans Café has a solution….early dismissal drop-off camp at Little Beans Café in Evanston for 4-11 years old!  Below is a list of dates that camp will be offered.  You can pack a nut-free lunch for your child or purchase a lunch from the café for $5.00.  One snack will be provided.

The camp will run on the District 65 calendar dates below from 12:30pm-4:30pm.

  • Sept 21st
  • Nov 8th (full day- times to be determined)
  • Dec 7th
  • Jan 18th
  • Feb 1st
  • March 1st
  • May 3rd

The cost is $40 for one child, $30 for first sibling and $25 for additional siblings.

Registration for each date must be done in individual transactions to keep accurate rosters.

Preschool Spot Available in August

Jennifer’s Preschool/Home Daycare Program (Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Rogers Park)
One Full Time Opening

Ages 3 months — 5 years Welcome

Exceptional home program with a superbly educated certified teacher caring for your child; offering over 20 years experience both maintaining a preschool home daycare environment and parenting with excellent references.

My program includes fresh organic home cooked meals tailored to fit your child’s dietary needs. Lots of love, respect and dignity in caring for your child coupled with committed, knowledgeable attention to your child’s overall development forms the basis of my program.

We involve ourselves with a variety of daily activities in exploring our world including arts and crafts, daily field trips to libraries, museums, parks, the Exploratorium, the Grove etc. Reading stories, puddle stomping, worm hunting, singing songs, playing dress up and running our play cars and trucks are all part of the fun.

I keep my program small, working with one caregiver (me) to three children ratio to ensure quality attention. For more information, please contact,
Jennifer@ 847-420-3049,

Development Manager – Child Care Center of Evanston

Position Summary:
A new position for the Child Care Center of Evanston, the Director of Development Services will work with the Executive Director, leadership team, staff and advisory board members to review existing fundraising programs, develop a strategy to increase revenue and oversee this strategy in the future.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute a strategy for increasing and sustaining a large base of annual individual donors
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with existing major donors
  • Manage database administration, report programming, gift processing and records maintenance
  • Track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Identify, apply and track grants from research foundations, corporate and community groups
  • Work with the Finance & Fundraising Committees to establish and reach annual goals
  • Participate in board development with particular emphasis on fundraising techniques and attracting new members
  • Assist with all fundraising campaigns including the Annual Appeal and Spring Benefit


  • BA Degree
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Proficiency with Gift Works or other database program and MS Office Suite
  • Familiarity with local non-profit and educational landscape
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

Reports to: Executive Director

Category: Part-Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Benefits:

  • Flexible work hours and location
  • Satisfying work environment

E-mail resume to:

Beth Emet Early Childhood Program Offers Full Day Option

In an effort to cater to families with active lifestyles and working parents who expect high-quality education and childcare, Beth Emet Synagogue Early Childhood Program will offer optional full day programming (8:00 am- 6:00pm) for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.

“Knowing that families have hectic lives, and therefore require additional childcare, we have created a program that allows children to stay in the same school environment all day.” said Kathy Kaberon, Director of the Early Childhood Program. She went on to say, “We explored extended day options during the 2013-14 school year and found that the children thrive when ‘staying late,’ and the parents appreciate the convenience. It’s a family-like atmosphere.”

Beginning in September of 2014, the day will begin with Early Birds, from 8:00-9:15 am. The classroom program, from 9:15-11:45 is followed by Lunch Bunch (11:45-1:15), and then Full Day Fun, until either 4 pm or 6 pm. Lunch Bunch will include movement/yoga, storytelling, science, drama and art, as well as either hot catered lunch or cold lunch from home. All children ages 3, 4 and 5 will qualify for the longer day. Families will be able register for these options before the school year begins at discounted rates or pay a daily rate. Of course morning-only nursery school is still an option too!

Beth Emet offers a stimulating, nurturing and compassionate environment that builds on children’s curiosity and love of learning, and enriches all areas of children’s development. The school integrates Jewish values and traditions into a play-based curriculum. Beth Emet is a NAEYC accredited program.

Priority registration begins January 6, 2014, for Beth Emet members, currently enrolled families and alumni families. Community registration opens on January 20.

For more information, to schedule a school tour, or to speak with a family currently involved in the program, please contact Kathy Kaberon directly at 847-869-4230 ext. 305 or To learn more about Beth Emet and other programs for families with young children, visit