Utah high school to restart childcare for student-parents

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) – A Utah high school is planning to re-start a child-care program for students, a move that could help young parents finish their education.

The Standard-Examiner reports that Two Rivers High School in Ogden will open the on-site program at the beginning of the upcoming school year.

Principal Nicole Meibos says it will likely serve about a dozen people in its first year, and came after studying a handful of other similar programs in Utah.

Students such as Airiana Gomez say it’s a great idea. She’s had frequent absences from school since last year to help care for her sister’s baby born last year, and says it’s hard for teenage parents to graduate while caring for babies.

Both sisters are now students at Two Rivers and working toward recouping their credits and graduating.

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