Like all organizations, our activities and benefits have been severely impacted by COVID-19 and local Shelter-In-Place rules. At this time we are not hosting any events or in-person gatherings. Members are still able to connect virtually with each other through playgroups, web forums and our private Facebook page. We welcome new members to continue joining our supportive community of parents. If you have any questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
The PMC hosts dozens of events each year. Current and past events include:
Be sure to check our event Calendar to see what’s coming up next!
- Seasonal parties such as our Spring Fling at Pastorino Farm, Fall Trunk-or-Treat,
and Winter Party at Curiodyssey
- Casual ‘Bagels in the Park’ weekend get-togethers at local parks
- A semi-annual Clothing Swap where members trade their gently used baby and child clothing and gear...it’s an incredible “pop-up shop” that can save families hundreds of dollars each year in new clothes, and saves the environment too!
- Monthly Art Events—fun art projects tailored to toddlers and preschoolers!
- New Member Social Mixers
- Parent information meetings (‘general meetings’) featuring guest speakers and topics of interest to families (such as a Preschool Fair and Kindergarten Roundtable)
- Parent’s Nights Out at fun venues around town!
Playgroups are the anchor that connects families to the rest of the club. When you join the PMC, you will automatically be added to a playgroup comprising other children in the same 6-month age range as your child(ren). With guidance from volunteer Playgroup Representatives, all playgroup members take turns hosting a variety of play dates to meet the needs and schedules of all families.
Play dates vary and can range from stroller walks or quiet in-home gatherings (for infants) to playground meet-ups or pickup soccer games (for preschoolers). Most playgroups try to meet frequently—once a month or more—and also keep in touch on social media. For more information, contact the Playgroup Director.
Music and Movement Class
Thanks to a special partnership with Spindrift School of Performing Arts, PMC members are invited to enroll in a special Music and Movement Class tailored to very young children (babies to preschoolers). This professionally-run, weekly class is offered at a deeply discounted rate available only to current PMC members.
In-A-Pinch Program (IAP)
This special program was created for new parents following the birth of their child, or PMC families faced with an emergency. Families can typically expect to receive between 5-10 meals, delivered by fellow volunteer parents.
Calls for IAP volunteers are sent out periodically via our online forum. Volunteers can select the delivery days that work best for them.
To request In-A-Pinch meals, please email the IAP Coordinator. Advance notice is always appreciated but not required.
Online Discussion Forums
Join the discussion! Our Email Forum and our member-only Facebook group are always abuzz with the latest events, play dates, and community resources and referrals. We operate our own Classifieds forum, with for sale and for free items posted frequently. There are also separate Interest Group discussion forums for special topics and interests.
Jump right in, connect with your playgroup, and come make new friends at the next meeting or event! Our hope is that you and your family will benefit from the supportive community the PMC offers.