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. PEPS Groups are currently meeting remotely and will continue to meet remotely until further notice. Your Group Leader will share more information about your group video and audio conferencing information prior to the start of your group. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our website with any additional news, in addition to communicating with you via email.
Find A PEPS GROUP
You must create a profile and login before you can register for a Group. For details on the best Group for you and how to choose the correct neighborhood, please review the
Program fees for PEPS Groups vary and Flexible Pricing is available. If your financial situation is more complex, additional financial assistance is available. Please contact PEPS staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to apply.
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.
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.
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.
For families with 2 children, a toddler (3 or under) and a newborn (0-6 months when the group starts). One parent attends with both children at a community location.
The same parent attends each week. Babies and children remain in the room with their parents for the entire meeting.
A professional facilitator leads the group with the assistance of a trained childcare provider.
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.
PEPS Network Groups
The PEPS Network Groups provide parent peer-support groups to families, including LGBTQ Families, Adoption Families, and Twins & Multiples.
In addition to PEPS Groups, we provide a variety of other events and resources that support new 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.
While You’re Waiting
This program is being redesigned. Stay tuned!
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.