Since PLAY is the language all children speak, and parents are seeking those times to connect with other parents... we invite you to West Valley Explorers (WVE). Come one; come all!
The former Founder (Edith) has one child (born 2010) and created the group (formerly known as San Fernando Valley Little Explorers) to form friendships with parents to share and talk about our experiences, while allowing our children to bond and their activities to expand as they grow with the group. We want real bonds and authentic friendships. Edith stepped down as organizer as of September 2018 and Mickey took over the group beginning October 2018.
We have families with children that are preschoolers to elementary school-aged that would like to have more playmates around their own age.
We require your first attendance with the group to be in a public setting/event. For safety purposes, your membership will remain pending until we actually meet a parent and their children in order to guard against any predatory/pedophile activity.
Our goal is to create "play dates with a purpose" a safe and enriching environment with acceptance, fun, respect, support and encouragement in a considerate approach for parents/caregivers and children of all ages and backgrounds (multi-cultural and multi-lingual families).
There will be different kinds of activities that the children can explore at their own pace and for parents to get out of the house and chat with other parents for support (weekdays, evenings and weekends). The whole family (dads, grandparents, etc.) is welcome at public events! Just add them to your guest count.
The intention of WVE is to develop friendships and create a sense of community for the whole family.
To remain a member of WVE you MUST Host (either in your home/back yard, mall, park, etc.) an event at least once every two months or your membership will be revoked.
It takes a village. The best way to make friends is to get involved. We all need to share activity ideas for the group to explore (host homes, play dates, picnics, museums, malls, story time, etc.). And, if one of us needs a hand because mom/dad has to go to the bathroom, then we should be able to keep an eye out so anyone can go in peace! :)
Please help support our group (by alleviating Meetup fees/costs required to run and maintain this site), any donations are really appreciated either via online donation "Chip In" or cash handed to MIckey (Organizer) during a Meetup event.
Please note that this group is NOT a forum for you to advertise/promote, announce or discuss your own group(s) and/or business during any events. This includes the mention of ads/promotions for your group/business endeavors in any postings/email exchanges within the WVE group (i.e., "Ideas for Meetups"). This is cause for removal from the group.