Pearl’s Early Childcare for Young Mothers and Fathers
1009 SAINT PAUL STREET,
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14621
Now accepting applications for enrollment
Teenage pregnancy and parenthood are closely connected to a number of social and economic issues that affect teen parents, their children as well as society. These young mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely than their peers to live in poverty, rely on public assistance and not have adequate medical care. As a direct result, their children are more likely to suffer health and cognitive disadvantages. These offspring will also be more likely to live in poverty, drop out of high school and become teen parents themselves. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the annual public cost of teen childbearing (due to higher costs of public healthcare, foster care, incarceration and lost tax revenue) is $11 billion. WE CAN CHANGE THIS!
Our goal is to assist young mothers within the Rochester metropolitan area (including all neighboring school districts) by offering educational, mental health, and medical support. Less than 50% of teen mothers are able to graduate on time with a full high school diploma. Many of these new and prospective teen mothers do not have the internal support system to sustain them. With the care and assistance of our nurturing staff; young mothers will be able to pursue educational and personal goals while learning how to care for their infants and toddlers, all in preparation for successful and independent living.
Our initiative takes place in a supportive and nurturing home childcare facility within the city of Rochester. Young mothers are served by our program from the birth of their infant up to and including on-site universal pre-kindergarten for their child. Our program engages in advocacy efforts that directly promote effective early childhood priorities. Our program also directly strengthen parents’ effectiveness in their parenting as well as ensure their responsibility for their children’s healthy development. Students are expected to pursue the completion of a high school diploma, GED or an accredited vocational certificate.
*Specialized care for children from infancy through pre-kindergarten
*After-school Tutoring for the program's young parents
*Case Management & Family Support Services (Navigating Department of Social Services)
*School Attendance & Retention (Advocacy & Networking within the Rochester City School
*Assistance with Healthcare Options
*Counseling for the Young Mothers
*Mentoring for the Young Mothers
*Young parent Mentoring & Pregnancy Prevention
Pearl Ministries Inc. is a nonprofit 501 c 3 non-profit