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PEPS groups starting in fall in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) groups are starting again in the fall at two locations in Phinney Ridge and one in Greenwood. (Newborn Groups are available for registration at any time.)

Second Time Around runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 8-Nov. 17, 11 am – 12:30 pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.; and from 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 9-Nov. at Illumination Learning Studio, 7720 Greenwood Ave. N.

Second Time Around is a PEPS Group that focuses on the newborn in a family that has one or more older children. One parent attends with the newborn 0-4 months old. Group participants meet, share and learn in facilitated sessions with a trained leader. 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. The program fee for Second Time Around is $155 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/second-time-around.

Baby Peppers meets from 12-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2-Nov. 11; and from 12-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 23-Dec. 10, both at the Phinney Center.

Baby Peppers is a PEPS group for one parent and their older baby, ages 5-12 months. Group participants meet, share and learn in facilitated sessions with a trained leader. 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. The program fee for Baby Peppers is $155 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/baby-peppers

Little Peppers will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 29-Dec. 8, at All That Dance, 320 N. 85th St.

Little Peppers is designed for families with two children ages 3 and under. Group participants meet, share and learn in sessions led by a professional facilitator, who is assisted by a trained Wondersitter childcare provider. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Babies and children remain in the room with their parents for the entire meeting – which makes for quite a busy and exciting time! The program fee for Little Peppers is $200 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/little%20peppers.

Expectant parents can learn more about PEPS at drop-in While You’re Waiting sessions at the Phinney Center at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.

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