Although the number of teen pregnancies has dropped across the country, proponents of school-based day-care programs say the programs offer teens a chance to earn a diploma. Victoria Perez’s almost 2-year-old son, Christian, spends his time in the nursery at Northwestern High in Prince George’s County when his mother is in class.
Dec. 21, 2012 Victoria Perez, 18, helps her son, Christian, get a snack out of the fridge while her mother, Rosa Cruz, stands behind them in their Hyattsville home. Perez is an honor-roll student at Northwestern High School in Prince George’s County and a single mother to her almost 2-year-old boy, who attends a nursery in the school during the day. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo