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TEENS WITH TOTS is a Comprehensive Program of Support and Child Care for Teen Parents and their Children.

ENROLLMENT/ELIGIBILITY

TEENS WITH TOTS (TWT) is open to teen parents up to age 20, who meet income and service need guidelines as specified by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Eligibility requirements include enrollment in high school, GED program or higher education or employment. A minimum of twenty activity hours per week is required. Funding for TWT is provided at no cost to teens.

Teen parents currently participating in the state’s Department of Transitional Assistance Program can also participate in the program. A referral for these teens can be obtained by the local voucher management agency. TWT staff can help facilitate this referral.

Once enrolled, teens may stay in the program until the end of the month that she turns 20. If the teen is in college, she may remain in TWT until the completion of the college semester. Upon graduation from TWT, children can remain in their child care program with funding provided by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Depending on the teen’s income a parent fee may then be assessed.

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TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is available to children on an as-needed basis to attend child care and for parents to attend biweekly evening group counseling. Transportation is also provided for teens to enable them to attend their counseling and parent child activity sessions. Child care is available for the evening group sessions.

SCHEDULE

TEENS WITH TOTS is open during the school year with an option for continued services
during the summer for teens enrolled in school or working.