The School District of Collier County’s Teenage Parent Programs are customized, individualized educational programs for pregnant teenagers and teenage parents. These programs are designed to aid the pregnant teenager or teenage parent in earning a high school diploma. The academic status of each student is evaluated upon entry and an individualized educational program is prescribed. Students may complete course work leading to a high school diploma while enrolled in the program or may re-enter the regular school program at any time. Child care and transportation are provided for the teenage parent and pregnant teenagers.
- Increase the likelihood of pregnant teenagers and teenage parents earning a high school diploma.
- Increase the student’s level of knowledge and skill in health care, parenting skills and child growth and development.
OBJECTIVES By the end of the school year:
- 60% of the students will remain in school or graduate.
- 100% of the students will continue with their academic program while enrolled in the Teenage Parent Program.
- 80% of the students will demonstrate knowledge of effective parenting skills as evidenced by a pre and post test.
- 60% of the students will not have a repeat pregnancy during the current school year.
- 70% of the students who enter the program during the first or second trimester of pregnancy will deliver babies that have a birth weight of 5.5 pounds or greater.
To help achieve the School District of Collier County’s Goals and Objectives at Immokalee High School, Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. is providing a quality child care program, called A Step Up – Immokalee, for teen parents to send their children while attending their high school courses. We also provide mentoring of developmentally appropriate practices and parent education to the teen parents.
Contact: A Step Up - Golden Gate
2925 Magnolia Pond Dr, Naples, FL 34116
Phone: 239-377-1750 Fax: 239-377-1116
Director: Patrice Latora
Contact: A Step Up - Immokalee
701 Immokalee Dr, Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone: 239-377-1172 Fax: 239-658-7087
Director: Tammy Terrell Means