Once a young woman becomes pregnant, the focus becomes not on preventing pregnancy, but on teenage pregnancy and daycare. Most parents of teen mothers want their daughters to finish their high school education, but the cost of daycare can make the path to graduation difficult. Finding daycare within a high school setting, networking with other teen moms, or using traditional daycare options can all help a teen mom finish her degree.
The vote followed several committee meetings where plans for the three-classroom facility was discussed. A Request For Proposals will go out for a licensed day care provider to run the center and learning laboratory for young parents, using state and federal funds. There will be 24 slots, eight each for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
August 23, Babies will be going to high school this fall in several American cities. They will be there, not because they are prodigies, but because their parents are high school students.
Nicole Alvez and her month-old daughter arrive at Benjamin Franklin High School in the mornings aroundchanges her baby's diaper, gets her settled for the day and heads down the hall to class. Alvez, a year-old senior at the school in Curtis Bay, is set to graduate in about two months. She has defied the odds for teen parents with the help of a fledgling program at the school that provides free day care, coaches new moms and dads and monitors their academic performance.
Jump to navigation. Teen parent child care programs TPCC are available around the state. These TPCC programs provide:.
How are social workers at dedicated school-based programs for teen mothers helping prevent students from dropping out? While teen birth rates have steadily declined over the last several years, one in 10 new mothers is a teenager, and teen pregnancy rates in the United States are still nine times higher than those in most other developed countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. Along with the active involvement of school social workers, programs designed to prevent teen mothers from dropping out of school share several other components:.
This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about how educators are changing their practices to reach all learners. There must be over a hundred of them, faces beaming and proud. Graduation is a momentous occasion for any student, but for those who come through the NET Charter High Schoolit carries extra meaning.
Alaca Ponds, 18, who attends the online-only Pathways school with her son Dominic, says her son inspires her to succeed. Why I gotta get mine, mama? Dominic squealed with delight until smashing the chair into a desk and falling back against the floor. This new charter, which opened in a shopping center here in September, is the only school dedicated to young parents in a city that has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the country.
The daycare was originally created for students, but today, most of its spaces are taken by the children of non-students. Because the daycare is full, Nicole Alexander has been attending school with her eight-month-old son, Jake. Alexander is not allowed in the regular classroom with her peers.