MVPA is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting families in the greater Mountain View area. We run a Meetup group, a private Facebook group, and a Babysitting Co-op.
On our Meetup site you can find fun park playdates, trips to museums and zoos, childhood development workshops, local events, and how to RSVP to our own seasonal socials, which benefit local, child-oriented charities. Anyone can post a Meetup. There is a 3-month free trial, and then a $5 annual due, which pays for our Meetup membership.
Paid Meetup members get access to our private Facebook page. We share lots of useful information, ranging from the latest Groupon deals to recommendations on pediatric dentists. Spontaneous playdates are also sometimes posted on Facebook, but not on Meetup.
MVPA runs a babysitting co-op, where approved members exchange babysitting credits for childcare. We also host a weekly "playschool," which is a fun, loosely structured playdate, for co-op members. This playschool alternates between houses and hosts, so that children are comfortable in a variety of settings and sitters. Co-op members can also participate in Parents Afternoon Out, where a few parents get together for a fun playdate while the other parents take the afternoon off!
For more information, sign up for our email listserv. We send out a monthly newsletter publicizing special events and news about our members. We will will use your email only for board approved communication. Join here: http://goo.gl/forms/yrArwPQOMX
We hope to see you soon! Please contact any of the organizers if you have any questions.