Who We Are

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.

What We Are

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1982, providing classes, events and other educational resources to parents and all who care for children, toddlers through teens.

Who We Serve

We serve parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers from all communities and at every stage of family life.

What We Offer

Our programs include classes, workshops, community talks and presentations by noted authors. We provide access to books and other resources detailing a practical, proven approach to childrearing.

Who Leads Our Classes

Our class instructors are parents who have been there, done that and then taken hundreds of hours of parenting classes to do it better and share their knowledge with you.

What We Have Accomplished

Last year, we

  • Provided parenting classes to nearly 4,000 parents and caregivers
  • Spoke at 94 PTAs and community-based organizations
  • Spent 85% of our revenue on parenting classes and programs.

Where We Operate

We hold classes and events throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Our main office is in Kensington, Maryland.

What We Accomplished in Fiscal Year 2018

Parent Encouragement Program
10100 Connecticut Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895