Making decisions about education starts very early for most parents. Basically as soon as you have a child you are bombarded with decisions and responsibilities regarding your child’s education. Daycares – yes or no? Preschools – Relaxed, challenging, Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, religious, non-sectarian? Elementary School – Public, Private, Magnet? And that’s just the first 5 years!
Oh, and don’t forget that because college will cost about $1 million by the time today’s babies are old enough, you better be saving up ASAP. Ideally before you even get pregnant. God help you if you have more than one child. #HopeForAnAthleteorGenius
We get it. We feel those pressures too and we understand that most parents don’t have time to go and visit every school, or talk to every educational expert, tutor, or financial planner.
So we had an idea.
What if you could put representatives from the various schools in one room and make it easy for parents to visit them all in one morning?
Then invite experts to come and answer questions about the most pressing and stress inducing issues (like how to pay for college, or how to best help your special needs child, or how to homeschool).
Then give the kids something fun to do while the parents get all this information.
Then make it all FREE!
And that’s how the Rocket City Mom Learning Expo was born. We talked to our friends at Earlyworks Children’s History Museum who offered their space and were happy to let all Expo attendees into the museum for free (so feel free to look around and play after you’ve finished visiting our exhibitors). Finally, Progress Bank offered to help underwrite the expense so that we can donate 100% of the proceeds to a local non-profit organization benefiting the educational pursuits of area boys and girls*.
We always have a great time but this year we’ve also got a couple of extra special things up our sleeve. Like our 2018 American Girl of the Year™ giveaway, as well as passing out our new Rocket City Mom stressballs to the first 300 parents through the door!
When: Saturday, January 27 from 9AM-2PM
Cost: FREE – attendance at expo, all activities, and museum entrance are all totally free!
Where: Earlyworks Children’s History Museum in Downtown Huntsville
More Info: www.learningexpohsv.com
*Previous recipients include the Village of Promise, Big Brothers Big Sister of North Alabama, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre, Free 2 Teach, Sci-Quest, and the Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama.
Rocket City Mom is a website about raising children in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Started in late 2010 by a local mom and newcomer to Huntsville, Rocket City Mom has grown into a thriving community of local parents and now boasts a staff of four, thirteen regular contributors, and tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley readers making it the #1 Parenting Resource in North Alabama.