One Parent Scholar House is a program for single parents who are full-time students in a post-secondary educational institution. The primary purpose of the program is to help parents and their young children develop the educational and family life skills needed to achieve self-sufficiency.
Single parents and their dependent children are the focus of the program. One Parent Scholar House is a comprehensive program which includes housing, child care, counseling, workshops, support from neighbors and staff, and special activities. These activities enhance health maintenance, parenting skills, management of family resources, nutritional knowledge, problem solving, work skills and job-search techniques.
Basic to this self-sufficiency program is educational development. Parents fulfill academic or vocational training coursework as full-time students, while the children attend the One Parent Scholar House Child Development Center. The Child Development Center takes children from 6 weeks to 4 years old. It is a 3-Star developmental curriculum based program under the guidance of competent, loving teachers. The Child Care Center is a partner with the Early Head Start and the Head Start programs.
Completing the One Parent Scholar House program prepares families to live and work successfully. As each family succeeds and leaves the facility, another family moves in and begins to profit from this unique, integrated and comprehensive program.