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ERIC Number: ED347255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Boulder Valley Schools Teen Parenting Program.
Parmerlee-Greiner, Gloria
To meet the needs of pregnant and parenting adolescents in Boulder Valley (Colorado), the local public school district has developed the Boulder Valley Schools Teen Parenting Program, now in its 12th year. The program was designed to help teen parents to mature to meet the challenges of parenting, enhance the school district's dropout/intervention assistance to students, expand opportunities for teen parents to participate in vocational education and acquire employment, and to expand teen parent opportunities to graduate from high school. The program is fully integrated into the traditional secondary school environment and includes a comprehensive child care component. Program operations include the following: (1) two staff members; (2) a nurse and an early childhood development specialist; (3) pre-employment training, jobs, basis skills instruction, and summer school; (4) a licensed childcare facility; (5) a fenced toddler play area; (6) referral for counseling; (7) bus transportation to and from school; (8) daily involvement of foster grandparents; (9) internship placement for local university and college students; and (10) access to all high school classes and activities. The program draws on extensive county resources and has received strong positive evaluation and nation-wide recognition. Included are five references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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