"Help your children spread their wings..."
Join metaChild and help your children get started in life with their developmental needs met!
metaChild is a volunteer organization of the Metapolitan Communities dedicated to helping children and their parents and other adults appreciate the importance of developmental stimulation and assist families to define and attain optimum levels of stimulating activity.
Mothers Helping Mothers
Moms to Moms
A new volunteer organization is announced that will be a structure for mothers to help other mothers with their newborns and small children.
The metaChild Organization of Arizona will provide information and organizational resources for volunteer groups in all areas to help provide the best home environment for the child's developmental needs..
Volunteers join an existing Chapter or form a new Chapter if there are enough volunteers in the area to support one.
metaChild Chapters are organized to serve an area, often related to the geographical boundaries of a Public School or School District. Activities of the Chapter members are focused on helping the families of newborn and/or small children. Help begins with educating the families regarding what is known about the importance of the developmental stages beginning with birth
metaChild chapters are independent but the developmental focus of metaChild creates a natural relationship with public school districts. The benefit to schools derives from the fact that metaChild's early intervention efforts improve attendance and test scores while saving the schools money on unneeded Special Education services.
An innovative approach to funding child development activities is being implemented by metaChild. metaChild Family Hours is a local currency created to enable members to organize division of labor and specialization within the group. They are used to buy services and products through supporting vendors. New members receive a Family HOURS Guide publication and a form that to complete to offer their own services.
Organizers are the key to success in a volunteer group. The metaChild Organization is dedicated to going beyond spreading the word about early intervention, to a commitment of personal time and energy to assist those for whom words are not enough. Organizers are the example that demonstrates the commitment others will follow.
An Organizer usually will organize a chapter, but not run it. The job for Organizers is to start chapters and nurture leadership while organizing other chapters. This is an ongoing process that will require constant inputs of personal energy.
Organizers Form Local Chapters Chapters are the heart of the service delivery program. The Baby Gift Carriage is a way to open the door at households with new children and create a receptive attitude from the family. An ongoing Developmental Toy Recycling Program and the Mothers Helping Mothers in-home child care services will maintain the supportive relationship. The personal rewards of being a chapter volunteer come from knowing that you are making a difference in another persons life. Building a stronger bond between parents while sharing information about growing healthy happy families within the community is an objective that can make us all proud
Organizers Recruit Volunteers and all inquiries about volunteering for local chapters are given to the Organizers for follow-up. If there is a Chapter in the area, it is still appropriate for the Organizer to introduce the new volunteer to the Chapter. Each volunteer is a leader that needs to create a personal line of communication to the entire organization and this needs to be respected. If they call us, we will respond
Organizers Recruit Sponsors and sponsorship is open to any business or individual that wants to help. A Sponsor can provide a one-time gift or become a sustaining sponsor.
Giving a one-time gift is the beginning of a long-term relationship. Unless there is a real reason to change the Sponsor's mind they will contribute periodically as circumstances permit.
Organizers are supported by the State Organization with resources and financial rewards. While we are a volunteer organization, a system to enable dedicated professionals to earn a living is a necessary requirement. The Organizers Financial Support Program is available to interested individuals at Regular Meetings. Ask about it.