Registration is open now for Bellevue PEPS programs that start in September
In a PEPS Group, parents meet (with their babies), share, and learn in sessions facilitated by a trained volunteer. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, followed by a discussion of a topic related to the joys and challenges of parenting; plus break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents. Meetings take place over 11 weeks.
Baby Peppers is open to all families with babies 5-12 months old when the group starts. Some families have participated in a PEPS Newborn group but many are new to PEPS. Groups meet once a week for 11 weeks every Monday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. starting September 23 at the Bright Horizons Summit Center.
Little Peppers is for families with 2 children under age three (at the time the group begins). Meetings are led by a professional facilitator with the help of an assistant to keep the toddlers busy. Babies and children remain in the room with their parents for the entire meeting – which makes for a busy and exciting morning! Groups meet once a week for 11 weeks every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. starting September 18 at the ROMP.
And, for new and expectant parents who are interested in PEPS neighborhood-based Newborn Groups, PEPS offers several While You’re Waiting Drop-In Sessions on the Eastside at sites in Bellevue, Issaquah and Bothell. Attending a While You’re Waiting Information Session is a great way to meet other new and expectant parents and talk about the experience of pregnancy and early parenthood. These drop-in sessions give attendees a chance to sample the PEPS experience and to get their questions answered about PEPS Groups.