The Pregnancy, Education, and Parenting
The Pregnancy, Education, and Parenting (P.E.P.) Program Child Care Services
The purpose of PEP is to reduce student absences and drop outs due to teen pregnancy and parenting responsibilities. The PEP program is designed to enable pregnant 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. Childcare, transportation and a specially designed 4 year graduation plan will contribute to a decrease in the dropout rate among the teen parent population.
Child Care Program Vision:
The mission of the Galena Park I.S.D. PEP Child Care Center is to provide quality childcare for G.P.I.S.D. student's children. In our child care 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 PEP Childcare Center equal educational opportunity are available for all children, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, ethnicity, religion,disability, or parent/provider political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or 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.
PEP Center Location
1906 2nd Street
Galena Park, Texas 77547
Office: 832.386.3760 and Fax: 832.386.2013
Sylvia Torres - Program Director, Student Support, & PEP Childcare Center
Traci Casiano - Assistant to the Program Director of PEP Childcare Center
Diane Sharp - Parenting Education Facilitator
Veronica Coreas - Assistant to the Parenting Education Facilitator
Ann Tyner - Community Class/CEHI Teacher
Lekesha Garrett - Community Class/CEHI Teacher