The Teen parent program is a voluntary student support and assistance program designed to provide a specialized parenting curriculum and coordination of ancillary services to meet the needs of students who are pregnant and students who are mothers or fathers.
Any student who is currently working towards a high school diploma and can document their pregnancy is eligible for this program.
Also, currently enrolled parenting mothers and fathers are eligible when they document the birth of their child.
In addition, babies of parents who are enrolled in the ETP program or have completed the program may participate.
Students may earn a half elective credit in each of the following courses:
Health For Expectant Parents
Life Management Skills (Daily Living Skills)
The curriculum includes instruction in such topics as prenatal health, labor and delivery, postnatal health, the benefits of sexual abstinence, and the consequences of repeat pregnancies. Parenting skills include instruction in the stages of child growth and development, methods for aiding in the intellectual, language, physical and social development of children, and guidance on constructive play activities.
· Help students cope with being pregnant and becoming a parent.
· Encourage and support academic achievement and school attendance.
· Help coordinate social and health services for family.
· Coordinate transportation and day care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
· Deliver the parenting curriculum.