PEP Parent Education


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.


Parent Encouragement Classes for December 2016

posted Nov 29, 2016, 8:26 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 8:27 AM ]

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
— Winston Churchill

The 2016 workshops are almost over! Get a PEP class in before the end of the year. Sign up now for these classes at or call 301-929-8824.

For all parents 
Thursday, Dec 1 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | Kensington
Sometimes it feels like we care more about school and success than our kids do. What are the most effective ways to motivate children to work hard and strive for success?
$35  |  $31.50 member

Creating a Homework Habit
For parents of 5-12 year olds
Friday, Dec 2 | 10 am - noon | Kensington
It's difficult to tell who dreads homework more -- parents or kids. In fact, homework is a part of life for both. Explore ways to make homework a routine and how to decrease the stress and arguments surrounding it. 
$35  |  $31.50 member

Open Forum Counseling
"Turn That Thing Off!"
For all parents and for children age 9 and up with a parent
Sunday, Dec 4 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Kensington 
Screens on televisions, computers and mobile devices are part of family life today. Do you wish your children would get off of their screens and instead help around the house, read or get more exercise? Watch as a trained Adlerian therapist works with a real family struggling with their own screen time issues and learn how you can make changes in your own family. Moderator: Barbara Fairfield, LCMFT, family therapist.
$15 adult   | $5 child (9 & up) or $30 family  |  FREE for PEP members

For parents of teen and tween girls
Tuesday, Dec 13 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | Kensington
Body image, sexuality and stress are just a few of the issues. Learn about the developmental stages of teen girls and how to weather the emotional and behavioral storms.
$35  |  $31.50 member

Register here for any PEP class or workshop,

or call 301-929-8824. Scholarships are available.

10100 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895  |  301.929.8824  |

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