AFLP has posted several print resources on its Web site that are of interest to Cal-SAFE programs, including Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Adolescents and Resources for Young Fathers and Fast Meals & Quick Snacks: A Cookbook for Teens.
Center for Assessment and Policy Development “Improving Outcomes for Teen Parents and their Young Children by Strengthening School-Based Programs”
This policy paper addresses how to strengthen school-based efforts for adolescent parents and their children so that they can be more effective in meeting the needs and improving outcomes of these young families.
Center for Assessment and Policy Development (CAPD), “Working with Teen Parents and their Children: The Importance of School-Based Programs & Guidance for Child Care Professionals in the Field”
This briefing paper was developed to support trainers about services to teen parents and their children.
Infants: A Guide for Use in the Child Nutrition Programs
The guide presents information on infant development, nutrition for infants, breastfeeding and formula feeding, preventing tooth decay, feeding solid foods, drinking from a cup, choking prevention, sanitary food preparation and safe food handling, commercially prepared and home-prepared baby food, and some of the Infant Meal Pattern requirements.
Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy “Fact Sheets, Resources, & Recommended Practices”
Providing helpful information and links on teen parents and their children.
The National Center for Children in Poverty has several articles on school readiness.
The Ohio State University Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences, Fact Sheet “Topics for Teen Parents”
Providing a fact sheet with topics selected by a group of teen parents.
"Using Erikson to Work More
Effectively with Teenage Parents" (PDF)
Copyright 2003 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), all rights reserved. This article was published in the March 2003 issue of Young Children, the journal of the NAEYC. The author, Lorraine DeJong, Ph.D., is a former director of an infant/toddler program serving teenage parents. She believes that program practices and policies designed around Erikson's stages can assist teachers in being more responsive to the developmental needs of young parents.