At the TAPP Program, we recognize that our students are also parents. We feel it is important to educate and support their roles as parents as well as MPS students. Recent research has highlighted the importance of a child's development in the first 3 years of life. It has been determined that by age 3, a child's brain has reached about 90% of its adult size. Children's earliest experiences have a profound impact on the way their brains organize and develop, and can affect their ability to learn and suceed in school and later in life. Because of this, we place a value on the high quality of child care experiences we offer to our parents as well as the parent education opportunities.
The TAPP Program has trained parent educators that provide classes, support groups and one on one support for MPS student parents at Henry, Edison, Longfellow, North, Roosevelt, & South High Schools. The level and kind of parenting education and support varies among the schools.