Teen Age Parent Program (TAPP)
Butterfield Charter School offers a welcoming and accommodating education program for teen parents. The Teen Age Parent Program (TAPP) is available to both expectant and current mothers and father enrolled in any of BCS' educational program options. As part of TAPP students may enroll in designated prenatal and child development courses including Perinatal Science, Infant & Toddler Development, and Child Growth Development. Additionally, teen parents have access to on-campus child care based on availability.
Additionally, students have access to a myriad of school and community resources. TAPP provides comprehensive case management to help ensure that expectant and parenting families have access to all available health, education and social services for which they are eligible.
Enrollment in our TAPP program is by family or school referral. School referral is made using the Butterfield Charter School - Interest Form.
Little Bronco Daycare - Childcare Services
Families interested in child care services must complete child registration forms. Services are based on availability.
Checklist for Child Care Services
TAPP students in need of child care services need to complete the following checklist:
- Pick up Child Care Services Packet, including Physician's Statement from the Front Desk at Butterfield or download online from Butterfield TAPP page
- Have the Physician’s Statement completed and signed by your child’s doctor
- Return the completed packet in person or email the photo to Dr. Soria at: [email protected]
- Schedule in-person meeting with Dr. Soria to review paperwork and adjust schedule as needed. Bring a copy of the birth certificate of the child.
- Dr. Soria will contact you as to your start date and items you need to bring for your child
- When receiving services, teen parents will complete the Daily Health Check Form under the TAPP website prior to arriving on campus. Other required Little Bronco Daycare paperwork may be needed by on site Child Care staff.
*Note that the Daily Health Check Form needs to be completed every day that your child is scheduled to attend daycare. Failure to complete can result in revoking of services.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are my school rights as a pregnant or parenting youth?
A: Attend your assigned public school and get an education. To receive the support you need to learn. This includes support you may need when you are pregnant or a parent in school, like special permission to go to the bathroom when you need or not having to take P.E. if a doctor says you shouldn't while pregnant. To be free from discrimination or bullying, including being a from being a pregnant or parenting teen. To not be pushed or marked tardy or truant for missing school for health reasons (like medical appointments or sickness) or for childcare reasons.
Q: What does attending TAPP look like?
A. To be in the TAPP program students must enroll at Butterfield Charter School. A high school counselor referral is required. Students will be expected to enroll in either the Combo or Full-Time program, attending 2-3 days a week M-F. Enrollment in Perinatal Science and/or Child Development courses is expected. Students may request Independent Study program once the doctor recommends student is not able to attend school full-time or part-time. Note: Being an expectant or current teen parent does not automatically guarantee referral acceptance.
Q: What child care services are available?
A. Teen parents may select to utilize their infant/toddler in the Little Bronco Daycare, located on site. Enrollment is not automatic, it is based on availability. Enrollment maybe part-time, full-time, half-day, or full-day. The purpose of child care services is to provide a safe and secure environment with quality caregivers, so that teen parents can have peace of mind knowing their children are safe while they attend school. Infant/Toddlers will participate in organized educational activities through out the day.
Q: Are there guidelines for child care services?
A: All teen parents must arrive no later than 15 minutes after check in time. Infant/Toddler must complete a daily health check. Teen parent must assist during lab time to settle the child into the program. Unexcused tardiness or absences will be considered when renewing child care for the following quarter. The teen parent needs to attend class regularly earning a minimum of 15 credits each quarter, or an average of 6 credits in each attendance month enrolled. Children who miss 10 consecutive school days without parental notification of the school will be dropped from services due to lack of attendance.
Child Care Forms
Teen parents utilizing child care services at the Little Bronco Daycare must complete the Daily Health Check Card by 7:15 am daily on scheduled service days.
Teen Parent Rights: Know Your Rights
LITTLE BRONCO DAYCARE EVENTS
What to Bring Each Day List