Our school program has been in existence since Open to pregnant and parenting teens statewide, it provides prenatal and parenting instruction along with academic and life skills courses. All students are registered as Waterville High School students and work toward earning a regular Waterville High School diploma. Our program offers smaller classes, which gives us the ability to provide more individualized attention to our students. Our facility has a library, a cafeteria, a student lounge, several classrooms and an auditorium, and students use school-provided laptops.
About - Young Parent's Education Center
Teen and Young Parent Program
Becoming a parent is hard work, and it can be even harder without family or friends around to support you. You may be worried about how you will cope financially or how you will continue to study or afford childcare while looking after your baby. Some parents can get help with childcare costs by claiming Tax Credits. Single parents must work a minimum of 16 hours a week, while couples should both work at least 16 hours a week. Further information, such as how to claim, can be found here.
Where can young parents go for support?
According to the Guttmacher Institute, more than , teenage girls become pregnant each year. And each year, , teenage mothers are faced with the prospect of what to do if they have a baby. If your daughter finds herself pregnant and is planning on keeping the baby, then suggesting that she take teenage parenting classes with the father of the child can help her gain confidence when it comes to caring for her child.
Many Human Services agencies have special departments to help a special at-risk group, Teen parents. Few groups are in as much need of guidance and specialized consideration as Teen parents. This is due to the fact that you are dealing with both small children and infants along with youth who usually have not completed their High School education and are often not legal adults. The position of the Teen Parent is a very challenging one in the best of circumstances, but often they are without the guidance and support of elders and are in great need both for themselves and their children.