PEPS Programs

The PEPS experience strengthens families, increases family wellness, and prepares families to cope with life stresses by creating thriving neighborhood-based new parent groups.

We are committed to finding creative ways to connect and support parents during this very isolating time. All families participating in PEPS programs are currently meeting remotely and will continue to meet online for the entirety of the sessions. Your PEPS Group Leader will share more information on video and audio conferencing prior to the start of all programming. We will continue to share updates on our News page and through email when there are changes.

PEPS Groups are fun and social, and each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies' development and a discussion topic. Topics include feeding, sleeping, child development, balancing work and baby, self-care and many more.

PEPS Programs

Neighborhood-based groups for new parents with babies 2-16 weeks old. Groups meet in the homes of group members, in daytime groups with one parent attending (the same parent attends each week), or evening sessions with one or both parents. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Second Time Around
Focuses on the newborn in a family with one or more older children. One parent attends with the newborn 2-16 weeks old in neighborhood-based groups. The same parent attends each week. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Little Peppers
PEPS is no longer offering Little Peppers. Depending on the age of your younger child, we encourage families to consider joining our Newborn, Second Time Around, or Baby Peppers groups. Can't decide? Contact us directly at 206-547-8570.

Baby Peppers
Baby Peppers is for one parent and their older baby, ages 5-12 months. The same parent attends each week. Groups meet at a community location. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Connecting the Expecting
Birthing people, their partner, and adoptive parents can register to join groups that align with their third trimester to attend a 6-week series that will include time to share highs and lows and feature topics for discussion each week. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Affinity Programs
PEPS is developing affinity programs for parents to meet and connect with families who share identities that intersect with their identity as parents, caregivers, and as a child. All groups will meet virtually until further notice.

Parents of Adolescents and Teens
PEPS has developed a new program to offer facilitated peer-support groups for parents with adolescents and teens. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

PEPS Network Groups
The PEPS Network Groups provide parent peer-support groups to families, including LGBTQ Families, Adoption Families, and Twins & Multiples.

Additional Programs

We also provide a variety of other events and resources that support parents.

Adjusting to Parenthood
Adjusting to Parenthood is a support group that offers additional support for the emotional changes and challenges of adapting to parenthood. We offer these drop-in sessions, which are facilitated by professional therapists, in partnership with Perinatal Support Washington. Registration is not required. These groups are currently meeting remotely.

PEPS Community Events
PEPS Community Events are for parents to continue to learn and share with others.

PEPS for Grandparents
PEPS serves involved and interested grandparents with events and lectures designed specifically for their needs.