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