Elizabeth Celotto Child Care Center
History

Student Parenting and Family Services (SPFS) was conceived in 1992 by a group of Yale Law School students, health care providers, teen parents and educators to respond to the high dropout rate among teen parents in New Haven.  New Haven Public Schools donated a large unused metal shop classroom at Wilbur Cross High School and a local architect donated his services to design the renovation of the classroom into a child care center.  In 1995 SPFS finished the renovation of the rooms and began operating a program of child care and support services for teenage parents and their children.  SPFS serves 32-40 teenage parents who attend high school in New Haven, and their children.