Book Trusted Sitters with UrbanSitter


Looking for a better way to find babysitters? Try UrbanSitter!

Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know.

Simply create a FREE account and identify your parenting groups (PAMP, child’s school, etc.) to see a selection of sitters whom your friends and fellow PAMP parents have rated and reviewed.

You Can Be the Parent You Want to Be


Parents today struggle to be present with their kids as the 24-hour connectedness to technology and work often pull attention away from the present moment. Children feel this distractedness and act in ways to pull attention back to the present moment, to them, to meet developmental needs.

Children haven’t changed much over the ages: their brains, bodies and hearts still need

Member Musings: What is Autism?


Autism is a genetically-based human neurological variant. The complex set of interrelated characteristics that distinguish autistic neurology from non-autistic neurology is not yet fully understood, but current evidence indicates that the central distinction is that autistic brains are characterized by

Save the Date: PAMP Preschool Fair is Saturday, Nov 1st!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

10:30am-12:30pm ~ FREE entry
Workshops and Preschool Meet & Greets

9:00am ~ Early entry for PAMP members!

Computer History Museum, Grand Hall
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 94043

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow


MSLA is a Silicon Valley educational institution for over 40 years. We are located in a beautiful Eichler-designed building in Palo Alto’s Greenmeadow neighborhood. Our world-class Montessori preschool and Kindergarten programs will educate your child in academics, language (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, movement, computers, grace & courtesy, geography, organic gardening, and much more.

Member Musings: Kids are People, too


There was a time in American history when women didn’t have the right to vote; when domestic violence was considered a private matter; when slavery was legal. Thankfully, America got its head out of its butt and began to protect these precious people. So, what about the children? Why should children be any less protected under the law in terms of corporal punishment and violence?

Taking on the Myth of the Spoiled Child

A new book questions claims that today’s kids are more spoiled and narcissistic than previous generations.

It seems as if everyone has something negative to say about the younger generation. Critics call today’s kids narcissistic and spoiled, blaming parents for being too permissive and overprotective.

Save the Date: Halloween Carnival is October 26th!


Sunday October 26,  2014

20th Annual California Ave Trick or Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival

10:00am – 2:00pm    Free Admission

We’re proud to announce that PAMP will be participating in the Carnival this year as an Event Sponsor!


Trick or Treating – Live Music – Costume Contest – Carnival Games – Activities

Save the Date: PAMP Preschool Fair is Saturday, Nov 1st!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

10:30am-12:30pm ~ FREE entry
Workshops and Preschool Meet & Greets

9:00am ~ Early entry for PAMP members!

Computer History Museum, Grand Hall
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 94043

Accepting Applicants Preschool to 12th Grade


Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton actively seeks applications from socially responsible, passionate students, capable of succeeding within and contributing to a challenging and rigorous academic environment. We look for individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will become fully involved in campus life and contribute positively to our school community. We welcome families who believe the Goals and Criteria that guide a Sacred Heart school are vital to the education and well-being of the whole child and produce students who become intellectually, spiritually and socially responsible citizens of the world.

Five Questions for the PAMP Legal Director

Photo courtesy of M. Song

A long-time member of PAMP, Marissa Song has recently joined the Board of Directors as Legal Director. Marissa’s main role is to work with the other Board members in refining policies and procedures. She also drafts and prepares contracts that are needed to run PAMP events.

The Ultimate Baby Food Allergies Survival Guide – Part II

In Part I of this article, Lori discusses how to determine if your child has allergies. In Part II, she gives practical advice on how to safely navigate food allergens for both breastfed and formula fed babies. 

What do you need to know if your baby is formula fed?
If you are a formula feeding Mom, you will need

Member Musings: My Kids Love My Job!


My kids think that I have the coolest job. Whenever I wear my red PAMP t-shirt and tell them we are going to mommy’s “other” job, they get super excited. They even ask if there will be face painting! The Moon Festival that just happened in September (PAMP’s largest event of the year!) was awesome. Special thanks to everyone who came out and helped to make it successful.

Thank you to our October Sponsors!

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Hooray for our generous sponsors Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Care.comPeninsula School and International School of the Peninsula! Sponsorship fees are used to support PAMP’s wide array of programs, events and services. This month, please say hello and thanks to our Premium Sponsors.

Moon Cakes & Martial Arts! Children’s Moon Festival a Success!

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On Sunday, September 14, the community gathered to celebrate at PAMP’s 9th Annual Children’s Moon Festival. This year’s festival was the largest ever with over 20 kids activities, and we handed out over 2,000 moon cakes and fortune cookies! By all accounts, the event was a wonderful success. Thank you all for coming!