The Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Young Parents program provides support services to pregnant and parenting students. These services include instruction in prenatal care, labor and delivery, nutrition, growth, child development, consumer skills and life skills.
Students also receive case management services, parent education, vocational counseling, agency referrals, and access and transportation to subsidized childcare.
The Young Parents Program also operates the ELECT Fatherhood Initiative, a program specifically designed to meet the needs of teen fathers.
In addition, the CCIU operates childcare centers for children ages one month to four years old. Two centers are operated in Coatesville and can serve up to a total of 40 children. The program is designed for children of teen parents from Chester County school districts.