Teen Parent & Child Education Center

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Learn. Laugh. Play. Grow.

Located within Rock Island High School, this fully licensed center enables teenage parents of infants and toddlers to complete their high school education. The center is licensed for children from 6 weeks to 30 months.

The purpose of the program is to increase the graduation rate of teen parents, improve the health and well-being of children born to teen parents, decrease repeat pregnancies, and increase parental responsibility, independence and future economic self-sufficiency.

Operation hours are from 7:30 am – to 4:30 pm, on weekdays, when school is in session.

If you are interested in bringing a child to this facility, you must be a student or staff member at Rock Island High School. You can stop by the center for more information or call us at 309.793.5950 ext. 1019.


Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided. Weekly menus are posted in the center. Mothers who are breastfeeding may do so in the center.


Parents are allowed to visit the center unannounced at any time. Parents may need to get a pass from a teacher if the visit is during a scheduled class time. No pass will be issued to a student who stays in the center and is late to class. When the child is signed in the at the center, they must remain in the center or with YWCA staff.

Admission Requirements
  • An admission packet must be completed prior to the child’s first day of attendance
  • A copy of the child’s official birth certificate
  • A physical form with immunizations documented
  • Children over the age of one must have a TB test and lead screening
  • The parent must complete the Child Care Resource and Referral Subsidy application
  • USDA food forms
Parent Eligibility
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average
  • Maintain acceptable class attendance
  • Participate in the Parent-Education portion of our center’s program
Cost of Care

The Children Care Resource and Referral Subsidy can assist you with most, if not all, of the costs associated with child care at our center. You will have to pay a small co-pay. Parents who are working must also provide two current check stubs.