Pregnancy, Education and Parenting

Building Futures Together

Pregnancy programs in Texas schools utilize local, state and federal funds combined with community resources to provide integrated programs of education and support services. These programs are designed to improve school attendance, increase graduation rates and enhance parenting skills.

The programs serve students who are at risk of dropping out of school because they are parents and/or pregnant. Some programs serve the students' children.

Services include but are not limited to educational support, child development, parenting and home and family living skills, individual and career counseling, self help programs, job-readiness training, health services, transportation, child care, schedule modifications, case management, assistance in obtaining services from government agencies and community service organizations, prenatal and postnatal health and nutrition programs, and instruction in the home or at the hospital bedside.

The Self Assessment Tool (PDF: 211 KB / 12 pages) is intended to be used by staff in both new and existing programs serving pregnant and/or parenting students within school districts. You may utilize this form in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the program and in targeting specific areas on which to focus available resources, efforts, and energy.

Review the program based upon the listed quality indicators. Prioritize critical needs and establish a timeline for achieving program changes. If there is more than one program site, it may be more beneficial to evaluate each separately.

This form is for local program use and is not required to be submitted at anytime.

Pregnancy Life Skills Grant Program offers integrated programs of educational and support services designed to improve school attendance, reduce dropouts, increase high school graduation rates, and enhance parenting skills for students who are pregnant or parents (male or female) and at risk of dropping out of school.

Pregnancy Related Services includes support and educational services provided on campus, in the home, or at the hospital bedside. A female student may receive PRS services during the pregnancy prenatal and postpartum periods to help her adjust academically, mentally, and physically, and to help her stay in school.  Also, contains information concerning serving pregnant special education students.

Food-Nutrition Pregnancy and Children information and Administrator's Reference Manual provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

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Join Our Pregnancy Programs Mailing List

  • Select [Pregnancy Programs] from the list to join.

  • You will be redirected to the Listserv web interface where you can join, leave or change subscription options.

    • To confirm your identity and prevent third parties from subscribing you to a list, an e-mail message with a confirmation code will be sent to the e-mail address you specify in the form.

    • After receiving the confirmation, follow the instructions in the e-mail to confirm the operation and officially join the list.

For More Information Contact:

Division of Health and Safety

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