Welcome to Cal-SAFE
California School Age Families Education Program
About the Program
The Cal-SAFE Program is a comprehensive, integrated, community-linked, school-based program that serves SUSD students and their children. It assists expectant and parenting SUSD students reach their educational goals, while providing child care and development services for their children. Cal-SAFE is designed to improve the educational experience, increase the availability of support services, and equip students to meet the many challenges of teenage parenthood.
- Earn their High School Diploma or equivalent
- Develop positive parenting skills
- Prepare for college, vocational training, or the work force
- Be a positive role model for their child
- Provide a safe and healthy environment for their child
- Prepare their child for school readiness
- Encourage healthy development for their child
- Learn about available resources
Eligibility requirements for students to enroll voluntarily in the Cal-SAFE Program include all three of the following:
- The male or female student is an expectant parent, custodial parent, or noncustodial parent taking an active role in the care and supervision of the child.
- The student is eighteen years of age or younger (there is no minimum age).
- The student is enrolled in a public school education program and working toward a high school diploma or its equivalent.
The children of students enrolled in the following SUSD schools are eligible for the Cal-SAFE child care program: Sanger High School, Community Day School, Kings River, Washington Academic Middle School. Students attending Taft do not meet the full-time student requirement to receive child care services from the Cal-SAFE Program.
Children of Enrolled Cal-SAFE Program Students
Enrolled students may voluntarily enroll their children in child care and development services funded by the Cal-SAFE Program. There is no minimum age for enrollment, but infants must have a release from the pediatrician before enrollment. The average age of the infant for initial enrollment is between four to six weeks. Each child must have a health evaluation form signed by a physician, or his or her designee, before the child is allowed on the school campus or is enrolled in the child care and development program (Education Code Section 54746 [c]).
The child of a Cal-SAFE student is eligible for child care funded by the Cal-SAFE Program until the age of five years or until the child is enrolled in kindergarten, whichever occurs first. However, the teen parent must first be enrolled in the Cal-SAFE Program for the child to be enrolled.
Cal-SAFE - Early Education Center
The Early Education Center Offers:
- Quality childcare provided in a positive atmosphere by professionally trained staff
- Developmentally appropriate educational activities provided for infants and toddlers
- Positive discipline strategies
- Nutritious age appropriate meals provided for infants and toddlers
- Developmental assessments completed on each child by an Early Education Teacher
- Supportive services and referrals
What is C.O.M.P.A.S.S.?
C.O.M.P.A.S.S. is a home visitation program for adolescents in the Sanger Unified School District who are parents or are expectant parent(s) that involves collaborating, outcomes, mentoring, parenting, adolescent, student, and success.
What can C.O.M.P.A.S.S. do for me?
- Inspire students to learn academic fundamentals that will lead to academic success.
- Provide supports for college and career readiness.
Guide adolescent parents in establishing family, academic, and educational goals.
- Assist students in searching personal purpose, and develop goals which inspire their life.
- Coach students in understanding and appreciating opportunities that life has to offer everyday.
- Refer to outside resources if needed
What is the purpose of the program?
The program supports students in:
- Accomplishing academic goals (high school diploma)
- Transition to Post-Secondary Education
- Gaining knowledge about child development and the importance of healthy parent- child relationships.
Sanger High School/Cal-SAFE
1045 Bethel Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657
Phone: (559) 524-7420 | Fax: (559) 876-3422
Kings River High
1801 7th St, Sanger, CA 93657
Phone: (559) 524-6490 ext. 6495