Teenage Parent Program (TAP)

   

The Teenage Parent (TAP) program is a comprehensive dropout prevention program designed to provide educational and ancillary services to pregnant and parenting students enrolled in any Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). Services are in place at all M-DCPS schools including specialized educational centers, outreach locations and several charter schools. The program offers a specialized curriculum, referrals to health care providers and social services agencies, child care during school hours and transportation. TAP is a voluntary program, governed by Florida Statutes and is available to all teenage parents who desire to work toward a high school diploma.

Each M-DCPS school has a TAP contact available for pregnant and parenting students at their schools. At the district level there is a technical support team comprised of an educational specialist, a school social worker and a school registrar which provides assistance to the TAP contacts. The district team supports TAP contacts with compliance to state required documentation, implementation of services at the school site and in establishing partnerships with community agencies. Through community partnerships the Teenage Parent Program is able to expand the services available to M-DCPS TAP students.

TAP Brochure

M-DCPS Teenage Parent Program Models
The school site teenage parent (TAP) program allows students to attend regular middle schools, senior high schools, schools with special programs such as magnet, ESE, etc., alternative centers, outreach centers, and charter schools. These students also receive the TAP ancillary services and specialized TAP curriculum, which may be delivered by teachers, counselors, social workers, and/or other professionals.

Specialized centers are schools where the student population is comprised of either pregnant or parenting teens. These centers have a daycare facility on site. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools has two specialized centers: one located in the north part of the county and the other located in the south part of the county. For more information on the specialized centers contact them directly:

 

 

 

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