|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Media Contact: Beth Campus|
|September 10, 2012
Northeastern Illinois University Supplements CPS "Children First" Plan with Afternoon Activities for Children of NEIU Students and Employees
CHICAGO - Due to the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Northeastern Illinois University will provide an alternative option for CPS students who are children of NEIU students and employees.
The Chicago Public Schools has created a "Children First" plan, which will provide alternative options for children during the morning hours. Additionally, many community organizations are offering a safe place for children to stay throughout the day. Click here for the most up-to-date information provided by CPS about these options.
Northeastern Illinois University will be supplementing this plan with afternoon activities limited to children of NEIU students and employees who are in class. These activities will be available from noon through 3:15 p.m. and be held on the main campus, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. in Chicago.
Children ages 5-8 are invited to participate in age-appropriate activities and a movie in Alumni Hall. Children ages 9-13 are invited to participate in organized recreational activities in the P.E. Complex. Please do the following to register a child for NEIU's afternoon activities:
- Parents should complete the registration form here.
- Parents should bring this completed form when they drop off their children at the locations specified above.
- Parents need to show their NEIU ID card in order to register their children.
The University realizes that a strike will put a strain on many families wants to try to alleviate that stress. The NEIU New Student and Family Programs Office is available to answer questions about the NEIU alternative options for CPS students at (773) 442-5373.
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
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