Pregnancy and Parenting Education

Building Futures Together

Pregnancy programs in Texas schools use local, state and federal funds along 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:

  • Assistance in obtaining services from government agencies and community service organizations, 
  • Case management,
  • Child care,
  • Child development,
  • Educational support,
  • Educational (School Day) instruction in the home or at the hospital bedside, 
  • Health services,
  • Individual and career counseling,
  • Job-readiness training,
  • Parenting and home and family living skills,
  • Prenatal and postnatal health and nutrition programs, 
  • Self help programs,
  • Transportation,
  • Schedule modifications


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 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.  

Resources and Links

For More Information Contact:

Division of Federal and State Education Policy
Program Specialist: Liza Lorenzi

(512) 463-9762

Page last modified on 7/29/2014 05:28:02 PM.