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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 - Student Referral Form.
 
Little Bronco Daycare - Childcare Services
Families interested in child care services must complete child registration forms. Services are based on availability.  
 
 
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

Forms are to be completed by the parent and child's medical doctor. Once complete return to BCS for review and enrollment. 
 
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