Teenage Parenting

Teenage Parenting Program

Walton County School District is committed to ensuring pregnant and parenting teens remain enrolled in school and graduate with a standard high school diploma.  To assist our teenage parents in the pursuit of a diploma, the district provides the following opportunities:                                                            

  • Access to an online virtual parenting course, free of charge

  • Free contracted childcare provided by  the Early Learning Coalition

  • Free  bus  transportation for teen parents and their children to and from school

Eligibility Criteria

Pregnant and/or parenting students, male and female, are eligible for services. Students must meet the following guidelines to obtain and maintain the district-supported childcare:

1. Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

2. Actively pursue a high school diploma or certificate of completion.

3. Maintain acceptable attendance as defined by district policy.

4. Maintain acceptable behavior as defined by district policy.

5. Take or have successfully passed a parenting course with Walton County Schools.

Qualifying for Childcare 

The following items must be met:

  • Enrollment/full-time attendance in a Walton County School

  • Parent notification and written consent required, if under 18

  • Progress in school towards regular high school graduation

  • Teen (and parent if under 18) must complete a TPP application with their guidance counselor, a TPP form 440.60 and discuss any special transportation needs. 

You will need to bring four items to this meeting.  Items to bring to this meeting include:

  •      the baby’s certified birth certificate from the Dept. of Health,

  •      baby’s physical form (DH3040) from the doctor,

  •      baby’s updated shot record (Form DH680) from the doctor and

  •      the baby’s social security number.

  • Teen (and parent if under 18) must contact Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast  at 850-833-3627 to schedule an intake appointment.


Early Learning Coailition

Children's Home Society of Northwest Florida

Walton County Health Department

Teenage Parenting Program Forms