A "PLG Mom" is a mom who believes that play can help a child grow to their fullest potential. Play is a child's job and we want to give them ample opportunity to gain "work experience". Playing and interacting with other children helps them grow as individuals and as part of a community. We also believe that mothers need the support of other mothers to get them through the particular challenges of being an at-home caregiver. Moms also need a place to share the joys of motherhood and their ideas and philosophies. We don't follow any single parenting style - all opinions are respected in an atmosphere of sharing and growth. We also just want to have some fun! Given that most of our events are in the daytime, we're geared more toward stay-at-home and work-at-home moms,(Stay at Home Dads are not being accepted at this time, I apologize) with children ages 0-5. Moms-to-be are welcome to join, as well! Our playgroup serves the general area of Fairbanks and North Pole. Please make sure one of your profile pictures is of yourself, for identification purposes. Meetup charges a fee to run a group so we charge a small fee of $4.50 to our members. New members have a 60 day free trial period to see if they like the group before their fee is due. You "pay" your dues by remaining active in the group, attending at least 1 event a month. As of Jan. 1, 2017 we will be converting to Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PlayGrowAndLearnTo... the group will be free to participate at that date.