Listening Mothers Program
The Listening Mothers™ is an 8-wk science-based program for mothers and newborns with goals for better child/parent self-awareness, healthier parent/child attachment, parental confidence and empowerment, promotion of thoughtful, respectful, compassionate, and well-adjusted children and adults.
Registration in advance, $195, scholarships available.
Program for Early Parenting Support (PEPS)
“Newborn Groups” of 10 – 12 parents and their babies by neighborhood. Led by volunteers. Groups begin when babies are under 4 months and meet once a week for three months. $150 for daytime moms’ groups, $200 for evening couples’ groups. Must register in advance. PEPS also offers Baby Peppers for parents of babies 5.12 months old, and Little Peppers for families with two children under age 3.
Parent Education Programs for Parents and Children- North Seattle Community College
Local community college offer parent education programs for parents and their children, from birth through age 5. Programs may include: mom and baby playtimes, toddler groups, and co-operative pre-schools. Generally a fairly low-cost opportunity for recreation, socializing, making new friends, art and music activities for kids, and learning parenting skills.
Seattle Families of Multiples
Offers bi-monthly meetings, play dates and outings for parents of multiples
International Cesarean Awareness Network’s Seattle Chapter (ICAN)
Monthly meetings open to anyone including those who have had a cesarean and those who are pregnant and on the VBAC journey
Within Reach Referral Line
For information about public health services, free or low cost medical coverage, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, health care providers, WIC food and nutrition program, referral to lactation consultants, free or low cost immunizations, birth control information, smoking cessation programs, and resources for families of children with special needs.