The mission of the JTHS infant Childcare Center is to engage, support and maintain attendance of young parents during high school completion, strengthen their parenting skills and knowledge of resources, support the healthy development and exploration of young children in a safe environment and be a passionate model of best practices in the early childhood community.
We strive to achieve these goals in the following ways:
- Provide quality, affordable childcare in partnership with teen parents who are serious about their education while they attend high school classes and work toward graduation.
- Provide teen parents with skills and resources to make positive decisions through mandatory enrollment in a childcare class which meets during the first period of the student’s school day. Teen parents work in partnership with their child’s caregivers to make sure they are an active participant in their child’s learning and development.
- Provide teen parents with career guidance and counseling services to empower them to make informed life choices for themselves and their children.