Welcome to Little Apple Families! We are a group of local parents in Manhattan, Kansas and the surrounding area who care for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (and sometimes older siblings). Our group is filled with a diverse population of people including stay at home parents, working parents, military, students, permanent residents, etc. This group is perfect for parents looking for playgroups, information about community events and resources, and a face-to-face connection to other parents. Little Apple Families values acceptance of diverse parenting styles in an open and non-judgmental environment.
Please also request to join our group titled "Little Apple Families - future members" on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/JoinLAF). Facebook is our group's way of communicating with future members, so joining that group is important in order for your Meetup membership to be approved. In that Facebook group, you'll learn about New Member Meetups (NMMs) for future members so that we can meet you before approving your Meetup membership. Don't worry, this isn't an interview! We just want to make sure that the sensitive information on the website (addresses, children's pictures, etc.) remains protected. Please note that the answers provided on your profile questions will show up on your page as a way for members to get to know you.
To join, fill out the short profile page on Meetup (be sure that you include your last name!), and you will be contacted by one of the group organizers. Be sure to check your Meetup messages, all email folders/filters (including Spam), and your "message requests" folder on Facebook. We often contact future members using these routes, and when we don't hear back after sending a messages, it's often because people don't check these places. Help us communicate with you! :)
There is a small membership fee of $5 for the first child and $2 for each additional, participating child. This fee covers the remainder of the calendar year. Dues are renewed each January. 100% of this money goes to the group, with the majority of it being used to pay for use of the Meetup website, and the remainder for group events (such as holiday parties). Once you attend a New Member Meetup and pay dues, your membership will be approved!