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PEPS Programs

We are aware that there are many concerns and questions regarding the recent measles outbreak. These questions are understandable, and we want to be sure to provide the most useful information we can. For more specific questions about measles, we have attached a link to a recent Seattle Mama Doc blog, by Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson. She gives some great information about measles and answers some questions that parents might have. If you have concerns about coming to the meetings, please consult with your doctor. PEPS encourages parents to make the best decision for their family.

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

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.

Read more about PEPS Groups and other programs below. And check out info on when to register, recommendations on baby's age at start, what works best, how to figure out if there is a Group in your neighborhood and more!

PEPS Groups

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 in evening sessions solo or with partners.

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.

Little Peppers
For families with a new baby (0-6 months when the group starts) and a toddler (age 3 or under). 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
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, Jewish Families, Adoption Families, and Twins & Multiples.

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 for details and to apply.

Other Programs

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.

While You’re Waiting
Attend a free, one-time drop-in While You're Waiting to learn about PEPS.

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.

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