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PEPS Programs

PEPS is committed to finding creative ways to connect and support parents during what can be a very isolating time. While we had hoped to start PEPS group meetings in person in the coming weeks, we are committed to doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We intend to support and abide by the mandates and recommendations put forth by local health authorities and protect our community. So, as much as we were looking forward to connecting again soon in the same room, we will be continuing to host PEPS Newborn and Second Time Around groups virtually, through July. We are grateful for your continued support and trust in us. We cannot wait to gather again with your babies, as soon as it is safe to do so. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on our website, in addition to communicating with participants by email.

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

Newborn
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.

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.

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

Connecting the Expecting
PEPS is excited to be introducing a pilot peer-support series for expectant parents! Birthing people, their partner, and adoptive parents can register to attend a free, 6-week, drop-in series that will include time to share highs and lows and feature topics for discussion each week.

Parents of Adolescents and Teens
PEPS is developing a new program to offer facilitated peer-support groups for parents with adolescents and teens.

PEPS Network Groups
The PEPS Network Groups provide parent peer-support groups to families, including 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 registration@peps.org 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.

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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