Redwood Child Development Center
Care for Children of Teen Parents
Redwood Child Development Center is not your typical place – the center provides infant and toddler care to children of teen parents. Located on campus at Redwood High School, the program is run in partnership with Sequoia Alternative High School. Mothers and fathers attend classes in the morning and participate in parenting classes and other activities at the center in the afternoon.
We also work closely with family members involved in the care of the child.
Redwood Child Development Center is Changing Lives
- We change 60 diapers a day. 300 diapers a week. 1299 diapers a month.
- We prepare 28 bottles a day. 140 bottles a week. 606 bottles a month.
- We wipe 519 noses a month.
- We give or receive 144 hugs or cuddles a day. 720 hugs a week. 3117 hugs a month.
- We get spit-up on 15 times a day. 75 times a week. 324 times a month.
- 20% of our parents are in Foster Care.
- Usually only 60% of teen parents graduate high School.* 85% of our parents graduate.
- 100% of the children enrolled participate in Enhancement Activities. We have a Music and Movement class once a week and an Occupational Therapist comes twice a week to work with the children, parents, and staff.
- 100% of children enrolled are provided on-going assessment using the Desired Results Developmental Profile Assessment tool. Any delays are referred to the Golden Gate Regional Center immediately.
- 100% of children have an Individual Learning Plan.
- 100% of our parents fall below the federal poverty guidelines.
- 100% of our parents are offered Parenting and Living Skills classes.
*Data from the Center for Assessment and Policy Development and the Healthy Teen Network
We Have An Award Winning Program
The program has been such a success that it was recognized with the Golden Bell Award in 2005 by the State Department of Education for quality and innovative programming. The Center has received extensive attention from the media for helping teen mothers graduate from high school, as well as preventing future pregnancies, and improving parenting skills.
The center has a total capacity of 36 infants and toddlers, with babies as young as six-weeks old to two-year-old toddlers receiving care.
If you’d like to contact Redwood Child Development Center for more information on the program or to enroll, call us at (650) 306-1780.