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.

Our Purpose

We’re a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parents and caregivers build strong and harmonious family relationships so that children grow up in a supportive environment fostering the critical values of respect, cooperation, responsibility, and competence. We know that an encouraging home environment is strongly connected to positive mental health and wellness in children, teens, and adults.

Our Clients

Our clients include any adult caring for a child! PEP has reached over 50,000 parents and caregivers through our direct programming and via partnerships with companies, schools, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. Based in the Washington, DC area, PEP serves clients throughout the U.S. and globally.

Our Programs

Our programs, offered online and in-person, give parents of toddlers to teens the knowledge to understand the underlying causes of their children’s behavior, and the practical skills and tools they need to address problems right away. PEP programs are offered in English and Spanish and include videos-on-demand, webinars, virtual and in-person classes, and individual support.

Our Approach

PEP’s approach is founded on the time-tested theories and work of Dr. Alfred Adler and Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs. We offer an empowering approach, providing effective skills and tools for raising children that are applicable to all phases of parenting, in all kinds of environments. Our award-winning curriculum is flexible, convenient, relevant, and engaging. Participants can be confident that what they’re learning isn’t just a “fad,” but is research-based and taught by highly trained, fellow parents who understand what parenting can be like today.

Financial and Annual Reports

Parent Encouragement Program
10100 Connecticut Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895

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