Jump Into the New Year is This Weekend!



Don’t miss PAMP’s exciting new event! Jump Into the New Year and have a blast with us! It’s this Sunday, January 10th at the Arrillaga Center in Menlo Park. There are still a few spots left, so be sure to sign up now.

Music Together: Menlo Park


Music Together® is bringing music education to families in the Bay Area for years! 

We believe in the power of music, that every child is musical and, given the right environment, can learn to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.

 Join us making music together. Playing, dancing, singing and having a great family time. In our Menlo Park studio at the beautiful gardens of Allied Arts Guild.

Make a Fresh Start this New Year

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We’re several days into the New Year, and many of us are still basking in the glow of a fresh start.

Every year, January brings renewed optimism for change, for a better life, for a better you. And that’s a wonderful thing.

It’s wonderful, because this fresh start gives us a chance to reinvent our lives and ourselves.

Thank you to our January Sponsors!

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Learn Art & Music at the Community School of Music and Arts!


The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View is our community’s leading non-profit provider of arts education programs. We offer Preschool Art & Music classes, Spring & Summer camps, Private Music Lessons, Art classes and Music classes. Our programs are great for students of all ages and experience levels.

Membership Tips – PAMP Subgroups


One of the primary reasons PAMP members tell us they joined PAMP is to meet other families.  With so many members in so many places around the peninsula, trying to find other members who have something in common with you may seem like a daunting task. This is where the PAMP subgroups can help you!

A World of Discovery at YCIS


Imagination thrives at YCIS Silicon Valley’s preschool. Our inquiry-based approach starts with children’s interests and natural curiosity about the world around them. Preschoolers ask questions, problem-solve and discuss as they discover the world through two languages. Working as a team, English and Mandarin teachers reflect on what students know and provide a wide variety of ways to dig deep, explore further and challenge their learning.

Creating Great New Holiday Traditions


I only discovered the term “transplant” in the context of a non-Californian living in the Golden State once I became one myself. Nine years I abandoned the East Coast for what I thought would be a temporary move. But then I got wooed, got hitched and had kids. This further rooted me here because I vowed never to step into an airport again until my kids were old enough to fly on a separate plane.

A Leader in Creative Education Since 1925


Every child is born with natural curiosity. Peninsula School’s creative approach to education allows intellectual curiosity to blossom by providing opportunities for children to actively engage in their learning and their community. Children are trusted to make choices and discover the importance of responsibility in an inclusive environment. With a low student to teacher ratio, it is a joyful place for children to learn, explore the arts and develop their passions.

JUMP Into the New Year Event Coming Up!

PAMP’s Jump Into the New Year event is coming up on January 10th, 2016. As this is already proving to be a popular outing, we’re offering two sessions on the same day — the first one at 9am and the second one at 11:30am. Each session will be a bit different, so be sure to choose the one that is geared more for your child.

Support PAMP by Shopping on Amazon Smile!


Getting ready to do your Holiday Shopping? Did you know that simply by shopping online you can support PAMP? Amazon Smile is a program that Amazon.com runs where a small percentage of every purchase made is donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice. This is a great program that gives everyone the chance to support their favorite charity while shopping.

Keep Your Little Ones Active this Winter with Super Soccer Stars!


At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

PAMP Playdates – Mixed Ages Offer Something for Everyone


In a split second, peaceful play at the McKenzie Park sandbox turned into tug-of-war. Of course, my son Jax, is in the middle of the brawl – what two and half year old boy is going to ignore the temptation to seize someone else’s brand new shiny bulldozer toy?

Thank you to our December Sponsors!

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La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program


La Petite Baleen is the Bay Area’s premier swim school since 1979. Year-round indoor swim schools offer private, semi-private and small group lessons to students ages 2 months and up. Our unique child development based curriculum is internationally recognized and award winning. Our facilities are all custom built use cutting edge technology and filtration systems and are designed to provide the optimal learning environment and the cleanest, safest water.