Teen Parent Program

LVCC’s early care and education program at William Allen High School serves children, from birth through 36 months, born to students who are enrolled in the Allentown School District (ASD). When it was founded in 1981, LVCC at Allen was the first program of its kind in the Commonwealth. Established jointly by LVCC and the ASD, the program helps teen parents to remain in school and graduate. The center’s convenient location (on-site in Allentown’s largest high school) addresses a significant need faced by young parents — access to reliable, affordable child care and early childhood education.

In addition to helping parenting students stay in school, LVCC at Allen offers a nurturing and structured infant/toddler program for up to 24 children. During 2008 – 2011, with support from the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, the center has implemented Raising A Reader, a research-based book-sharing program that encourages parents to form the habit of reading aloud with their children daily.

Financial Aid is available.

The Teen Parent Program is operating at the following LVCC locations: