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PEPS Newborn

The PEPS Newborn program is for new parents to attend with their babies (2-16 weeks old when the group starts). Groups meet in the homes of groups members for 12 weeks, during the day with one parent attending (the same parent each week), or in the evening with one or both parents. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies' development and a discussion topic. Meetings also include break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents.

Who Attends: One or Both Parents & Baby
Time of Day: Day or Evening
Cost: $160/one parent or $210/both parents*

Neighborhood: Find your area.

Looking for a group for parents of twins or multiples? Looking for a group for LGBTQ families? All families are welcome to participate in PEPS Groups, and we also have partnered with some local organizations offering groups specific to their communities. Learn more about these groups.

Find A PEPS GROUP

Groups fill quickly-register now to secure your spot!


*Cost includes a $20 non-refundable registration fee. If the regular fee is at all going to be a stretch for you, please ask us for financial assistance.

Interested in doing a daytime group solo plus the evening group with your partner? If you join both a daytime Newborn Group and evening Newborn Group, you will receive $50 off the combined cost of both groups. The discount will be applied toward your second group program fee. Use discount code Newborn2Groups when you register for your second group.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you cannot join your original group, we will do our best to help you find another spot. Refunds (minus the $20 non-refundable registration fee) and Group change requests can be given with 3 weeks’ notice prior to the group start date. If a group is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will try to move you to a different group or refund you in full.

Financial Assistance

PEPS is committed to serving every family who wishes to join our community. Financial assistance is income-based, and typically cover amounts equal to 25%-99% of program fees. If the regular fee is at all going to be a stretch for you financially, please ask us for financial assistance.

Questions?

Check out our Newborn Group FAQ, call PEPS at (206) 547-8570 or email carim@peps.org.

PEPS Parents Say It Best

"The best thing about PEPS was the comraderie. Meeting with these mamas and their babies every week and creating that connection was invaluable. I learned so much about myself, my abilities, and my baby, and made life long friends. PEPS is amazing!"

"This was the best parenting (and partnering) decision we have made. It aligned us with other parents in our neighborhood and it helps to filter through things that might feel overwhelming. Also, it is so great to share all the fun (and less fun) sides of parenting with other people who know and want to hear about it!"


While You're Waiting

We offer While You’re Waiting Information Sessions for new and expectant parents to meet, learn about PEPS and talk about the experience of pregnancy and early parenthood in a free, drop-in information session. No registration is required. Find the date and location that works for you.

Adjusting to Parenthood
PEPS and Perinatal Support Washington offer a weekly group, offering parents additional support for the emotional changes and challenges of adapting to parenthood. Learn More


Please note: Due to the recent epidemic and continued concerns of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Washington State, PEPS has implemented a policy requiring that all adults who attend PEPS Groups must be current on their Tdap vaccination. Getting vaccinated with Tdap at least two weeks before coming into close contact with an infant is especially important for families and caregivers of new infants.

All babies must be current on the DTaP vaccine once they are old enough for the first dose. Families who do not comply with this policy cannot participate in PEPS at this time.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact peps@peps.org.

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