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PEPS Groups

PEPS parenting programs build community and support networks for new moms, dads and baby. PEPS local parent support groups connect new parents and their babies.

PEPS forms groups for new moms and dads that help parents connect, grow and share information and resources.

(PEPS Group registrations require a PEPS account. Create a free PEPS account now )

Parents come together to share the joys and challenges of parenthood and develop confidence in their own parenting abilities. For many parents, their PEPS Group becomes a supportive community that lasts a lifetime. Join one of our facilitated groups and share the adventure of parenting a new baby!

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While You're Waiting Who Attends Day/Evening Cost Location Length/Duration
Expectant Parents
New Moms and/or Dads
Day or Evening FREE Site-Based

One session,
drop-in/1.5 hours

While You're Waiting info sessions are a great way to learn about PEPS and to meet other new and expectant parents in your area to talk about the experience of pregnancy and early parenthood in just one free session. Sessions take place monthly at various locations in King and South Snohomish County.

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Baby's Age
Who Attends Day/Evening
Cost Financial
Assistance

Location Length/Duration
0-4 months One Parent
& Baby
Day or Evening
$150 YES
Homes of
group members
12 weeks/
2 hours
One or Both
Parents & Baby
Evenings $150/
$200

Newborn Groups bring together new parents with their babies 0-4 months old, who all live in the same area. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, followed by topic discussion related to the joys & challenges of parenting a newborn and time for fun. Groups meet in members' homes and are led by a trained facilitator. Sign up while you are pregnant or soon after baby arrives, and you will be invited to a neighborhood group with parents of babies between 4-16 weeks old.

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Second Time Around View Schedule Small

Second Time Around Baby's Age
Who Attends
Day/Evening Cost Financial
Assistance
Location Length/Duration
0-4 months
One Parent
& Baby
Day or Evening $155 YES Site-Based 11 weeks/
1.5 hours

Second Time Around focuses on the newborn in a family with one or more other children. One parent attends the group with the baby. Groups include parenting highs and lows, a topic discussion related to the adventure of parenting and time for fun. If you have two children ages 3 and under and would like to attend with both, try Little Peppers.

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PEPS for Dads View Schedule Small

PEPS Dad Baby's Age
Who Attends
Day/Evening Cost
Financial
Assistance
Location
Length/Duration
0-12 months
Dad
& Baby
DAY $155
YES Site-Based
11 weeks/
1.5 hours

PEPS for Dads is for Dads to meet, share and learn in sessions led by a trained facilitator. Groups include parenting highs and lows, a topic discussion related to the adventure of parenting and time for fun.

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Baby Peppers View Schedule Small

PEPS Group playing Baby's Age
Who Attends
Day/Evening Cost
Financial
Assistance
Location
Length/Duration
5-12 months One Parent
& Baby
DAY $155
YES Site-Based
11 weeks/
1.5 hours

Baby Peppers is for parents and their older infant, ages 5-12 months. Groups are led by a trained facilitator and include parenting highs and lows, a topic discussion related to the adventure of parenting and time for fun.

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Big brother Baby's Age
Who Attends
Day/Evening Cost
Financial
Assistance
Location
Length/Duration
0-4 months
w/ sibling
under 3

One Parent,
Toddler & Baby

DAY $200
YES Site-Based
11 weeks/
1.5 hours

Little Peppers is designed for families with two or more children who are 3 and under. Groups are led by a professional facilitator and include parenting highs and lows, a topic discussion related to the adventure of parenting and time for fun. Babies and children remain in the room with their parents for the entire meeting - which makes for quite a busy and exciting time!

Financial Assistance

PEPS is committed to serving every family who wishes to join our community. We happily provide financial assistance, supported by our generous donors. Scholarships are income-based, and typically cover amounts equal to 25%-75% of program fees, with full scholarships in special situations. So, even if you don't think of yourself as "low income," if the regular fee is going to be a stretch for you financially, please apply for a scholarship.

 

Learn More about the PEPS experience

PEPS is a preventative model of new parent support and education for new mothers and fathers and has been an integral part of the Seattle parenting community since 1983.

Watch a video featuring new moms and dads talking about their PEPS experience.

Watch KING-5 TV's story about PEPS.

Read What PEPS participants say about their PEPS Groups.

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