Pope Francis Centre

Young Parent Support

The Young Parent Support Program has been established to provide a safe nurturing environment for young parent(s) who may be experiencing challenges with completing school credits within a traditional school setting. With the added responsibility of caring for their child, the Parent Support Program provides an environment conducive to learning and caring for their child all within the same setting.


The Parent Support Program is for young mothers and fathers or mothers-to-be (up to 21 years of age) working to earn high school credits in an alternative learning environment and have the opportunity to bring their child

to school. Parents are provided with opportunity to complete the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and their home school’s Catholic School Graduation Diploma.


The program is supported by a Designated Early Child Educator (D.E.C.E.). Young parents are offered Outreach Programs where they learn parenting skills and healthy lifestyle strategies.


The intake process is completed by a Supervised Alternative Learning Plan or by Superintendent of Education Approval. Acceptance is dependent upon nursery & daycare cap requirements.


The Parent Support Program has partnered with Strive Niagara to expand daycare services and will open a new facility adjacent to the Pope Francis Centre in September 2017.

All trade-marks are owned or used under license by Niagara Catholic School Board ©2016