Last Minute Back-to-School Prep

Aug 26, 2016

Were you still enjoying summer vacation when the first day of school suddenly popped up? Here are some great places near Elgin and Naperville for all of your back-to-school needs!

Learning Supplies: Chicago Teacher Store

Location: Chicago

Good news parents: this teacher supply store is open to the public and has everything you need to keep the learning going at home, including craft supplies, posters & decorations, learning games & manipulatives, Spanish & ELL materials, books and more.



Electronics: Nerd Rangers

Location: Downtown Naperville

They support Macs, PCs, tablets, mobile devices, networking, data recovery, and home automation, ready to get all electronics ready for studying, research and homework. They can help you in store, in your home, or virtually.




Haircuts: KidSnips

Nearby locations: Naperville at Naperville Crossing and South Barrington at The Arboretum

This salon caters to kids, teens and even mom and dad. Sitting in a car-shaped chair, your kid can watch videos and play video games to keep them distracted enough for the perfect cut just in time for picture day!



Kids Clothes: Gotskinds Childrens Shoes & Clothing

Location: Downtown Naperville

Conveniently located in Downtown Naperville, Gotskind’s specializes in children’s clothes and shoes and their personalized service will help find your little ones everything they want.




Eyeglasses and Contacts: Elgin Family Eye Care

Location: Randall Street in Elgin

With over 1,200 designer and fashion frames, kids frames including Disney and Ocean Pacific, contact lenses and an optic lab on premise to provide some some-day glasses, there is something here for the whole family.