The Pregnancy, Education, and Parenting (P.E.P.) Program
The purpose of the Pregnancy, Education, and Parenting (PEP) program is to reduce student absences and to prevent dropouts due to teen pregnancy and parenting responsibilities. The PEP program is designed to enable pregnant students and school-age parents to become educated, self-sufficient, responsible, career-oriented citizens. The PEP program also works to recover teen parents who have dropped out of school and who are still below the compulsory attendance age.
The PEP program will work to reduce the dropout rate among pregnant and parenting teens by providing a variety of specialized services. The PEP program will provide education in parenting and self-sufficiency skills while allowing each student-parent to continue receiving academic and career-related instruction on a regular school campus. The availability of childcare, transportation and a specially designed 4-year graduation plan will contribute to a decrease in the dropout rate among the teen parent population.
Childcare Program Vision
The mission of the Galena Park I.S.D. Childcare Center is to provide quality childcare for G.P.I.S.D. students' children. In our childcare center, health and safety practices are assured, and age appropriate sensory motor skills are developed using a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Language development is enhanced through the child's interaction in everyday experiences and language arts activities. Pro-social behavior is promoted through interaction with peers and adults in a caring and loving environment which respects the uniqueness of each child and sets the stage for the child to become an active participant in their education and an eager lifelong learner.
At the Galena Park I.S.D. Childcare Center, equal educational opportunities are available for all children, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, parent/provider political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, special needs or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Educational programs are designed to meet the varying needs of all children.
Galena Park I.S.D. Childcare Services Staff and Locations
1906 2nd Street
Galena Park, Texas 77547
Office: 832.386.3760 Fax: 832.386.2013
Diane Sharp - Director of Childcare Services
Traci Casiano - Childcare Services Clerk
325 Barbara Mae, Houston,Texas 77015
Barbara Garrett - Director of Childcare Services
Elva Juarez - Childcare Services Clerk
P.E.P. Staff Contact information
Ann Tyner - Parenting Education Facilitator
832-386-2031 PEP, 832-386-4206 NSSH, 832-386-2873 GPHS firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Coreas - Assistant to the Parenting Education Facilitator
Lekesha Garrett - Community Class/CEHI Teacher
Nicolette Haney - Community Class/CEHI Teacher