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Teen Parent Services

Teen Parent Services

Teen Parent Services

Teen Parent Services

Teen Parent Services (TPS) supports MPS pregnant and parenting students and their children with a variety of programs. TPS helps student parents stay in school and be successful by making sure their children receive high-quality child care that prepares them for kindergarten and beyond. TPS also connects parents to a variety of services to help them graduate and succeed after school.

Students have the opportunity to study and receive services in their own school or at Longfellow High School, an alternative school focused on teen parents that is co-located with an Early Learning Center. All MPS' Early Learning Centers are dedicated to giving the best child care and early learning education to children ages six weeks to five years old; see center locations below.

Teen Parent Services Programs

Early Learning Centers - Child Care Sites

Each TPS site provides children with high-quality instruction focused on meeting the individual developmental needs of each child; available for children ages six weeks to five years old. TPS supports MPS students no matter where they attend school; however, TPS has three licensed early learning sites located at:

  1. Longfellow High School; also co-located with the Longfellow Early Learning Center
  2. North High School
  3. South High School

Prenatal and Parenting Education | In-home Tutoring

In addition to the regular high school curriculum, expectant mothers receive prenatal education. Upon delivering their baby, parents are connected with services for home-based tutoring services to ensure teen parents remain connected to school during maternity leave. Tutors assist parents in completing their assignments and support them in their return to high school. Parenting Education is also part of each student's school schedule once mothers return to school.

Case Management and Support Services

TPS connects teen parents to community resources and services to meet their needs in the ares of academics, job preparedness, health, legal, financial, housing, and more.


MPS provides door-to-door transportation to parents and their children to and from school or the Longfellow Early Childhood Learning Center (co-located at Longfellow High School). Parents must live in Minneapolis to qualify for transportation.

TPS Mission

To encourage pregnant and parenting teens to reach their highest potential by stressing academic achievement, providing prenatal and parenting education, and offering high quality child care and comprehensive supportive services as they build a strong future for themselves and their children.


The TPS program is dedicated to getting and keeping our parents them connected to school, parenting education and support and providing high quality early childhood services. To do all this we are continually seeking support for our program and for our parents. Our program gladly receives new or gently used items as well as financial donations.