The program is designed to assist teen parents in obtaining their High School diploma, and to pursue future training or education. The program will provide quality, licensed childcare to the program participants’ children. We will teach and promote good health practices, positive parenting skills, personal growth, decision-making skills, healthy relationships, and economic self-sufficiency. The program will help both generations it serves to be happy, healthy, socially responsible, contributing members of society.
The childcare center will provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children while their parents pursue a diploma. The center practices inclusion for any special needs child. The staff and volunteers will model positive parenting skills. The children will be offered a variety of recreational and enriching activities that will enhance their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development. Early intervention will be offered for any developmental delays to help ensure school success.
The children are taught important skills such as:
Infant & Toddler Rooms:
The infant room consists of children from the ages of birth to one year
The toddler room consists of children age one to age three
After age three the children can be enrolled in school programs such as preschool and head start
Step By Step Does Not:
Promote teen pregnancy
Just Baby-sit the teens' children
Give teen parents an easy way out
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