Teenage Pregnancy Program (TAPP)
The TAPP Program is located at Marcos de Niza. Regular credits can be earned while attending Marcos and specially designed credits can be earned through Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting (TAPP) classes.
Comprehensive services offered at Marcos de Niza include specialized counseling, case management, support groups, mentoring, and transportation. Childcare is provided both on and off-campus for babies starting at 2 weeks old.
The Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Little Essential Store (APPLES) provides character education and academic incentive program to parenting teens. The store provides diapers, wipes, clothing, and baby essentials in exchange for "baby bucks". The store operates solely on donations. Please talk to the TAPP coordinator for more details.
For more information, please contact our TAPP Coordinator Andrea Carmody (480) 752-3571
Child Care Programs
This program offers three options for the care of infants and toddlers of parenting students. Programs are available to all district teen parents and provide quality child development services.
- Marcos de Niza Infant Room serves infants from 2 weeks old to 1 year old and walking.
- Early Head Start serves toddlers ages 1 and walking through 3 years. Services in this program also include year-round case management.
- Open Horizons is a project of Tempe Community Council and serves children two weeks through 5 years. This program provides scholarships for children to attend preselected childcare centers in the community.