Abstract The purpose of this action research project was to explore pregnant and parenting teens. The focus is a skill building foundation to help teen mothers and fathers develop self-sufficiency to enable them to become successful and engaging parents. The study includes relative research related to teen pregnancy, the role teen parent programs serving pregnant women and their children under the age of three, personal experiences, case studies, and interviews to support a better understanding of teen pregnancy and parenting. Research shows the positive impact of teenage parents and pregnant women enrolled in an Early Head Start program. By reflecting on personal experiences with each of the participants in an Early Head Start Program and applying current research, program processes, outcomes, and areas for improvement were explored.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2018

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Bridget Murray

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type