PEP's mission is to build strong, harmonious family relationships through parenting education, skills training and support. We help adults foster the values of mutual respect, shared responsibility, competence and cooperation in young people, preparing them to make positive contributions to their families, their communities and the world at large.
The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1982, providing classes both in-person and online to parents and all who care for children, toddlers through teens.
We serve parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers from all communities and at every stage of family life.
We offer a wide range of programs both in-person and online, from multi-week classes to webinars on common parenting challenges. PEP presenters speak frequently at schools and community organizations. Our Partnership Program provides free parenting classes in Spanish for low-income parents.
PEP class instructors are parents who are actively raising children (or grandchildren!) and came to PEP for guidance. Their training includes taking and assisting in hundreds of hours of PEP classes to share their knowledge with you.
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We hold classes and speak at dozens of events throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Our main office is in Kensington, Maryland.
Parent Encouragement Program
10100 Connecticut Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895