PACE, Logo

Parenting And Childhood Education:

Educational/Emotional Support Groups for First Time Mothers
Educational Support/Emotional Groups for Second
Time Around Mothers

Follow Us On


Logo, P.A.C.E.Since 1973

*If you are having trouble viewing the site, please clean your browsing history to see the updates. If you are still having trouble, try a different browser.


"Former" is a relative term since our PACE group is still meeting monthly--not to mention emailing each other frequently--after three years.  It has become a vital support system and friendship circle for our whole family.  Although, my daughter sees it quite another way: "It's MY PACE group, not yours."  Thank you for continuing to provide this wonderful program. ~ B.B.

During the first session,  the leaders shared how these groups become a support community for everyone. I felt skeptical and asked myself "how could these women I just met be my support system?"  At the last session, I totally understood what the leaders were talking about!  ~ K.G

PACE gave me my two best and dearest and most wonderful friends -- and my daughter's as well. What an extraordinary gift you have given so many many Moms (and their unwitting babies). ~ J.H.

I have such fond memories of PACE and, in fact, credit my recognition of my perinatal mood issues to you and the group. I don't know what I would have done without you. ~ L.M.

PACE was the best thing I ever did after the birth of my baby! ~ S.W.

Hello Mommas,
I believe you have both heard me rave about my experience with Pace.  I would recommend joining a group to any new mom.  the mom I am sharing our nanny with just started her group (per my insistence!) and she LOVES it.  You are both at such a special stage with your newborn and you would be surprised at how beneficial these groups can be.  ~ H.L.

I just wanted to say thank you for everything! I loved being a part of the PACE family! ~ B.N.

PACE saved my life. Being an older mom without any family in the area, I felt lost. Joining a PACE group, helped me find my way! ~ SW

P.A.C.E. is a non-profit organization (501C3) which provides educational & emotional support groups for first and second time moms in D.C., NOVA, & Montgomery County, Maryland to promote family well-being. P.A.C.E. does not offer medical, psychological, social work or psychiatric professional services.

In order to serve you better, please complete and submit the online form.
  We will contact you regarding the available groups and the registration process.
P.A.C.E. has a no refund or cancellation policy.  Missed sessions cannot be prorated or made up.