• CRIBS at Frederick Douglass High School

     Program Philosophy

    Douglass High School Parent and Child Development Program (CRIBS) is a high quality infant/toddler care program and parenting resource for the student parents of Frederick Douglass High School.


  • Welcome to Douglass High School Parent and Child Development Program known as CRIBS.  The CRIBS program is as unique as Douglass High School. 

    CRIBS is a child care program for High School parents who are finishing their requirements to graduate.  The program is also a resource for parents in need of supplies for their children and a supporter of young parents.  CRIBS is a safe and nurturing environment for young children six weeks to three years of age.  Parents are encouraged to help in the classroom, participate in Parents as Teachers and to use CRIBS teachers as resources for parenting concerns. 

    High School credit is given to classroom volunteers, and Frederick Douglass High School Students who wish to work toward a Child Development Accreditation through the Council for Professional Recognition.


  • CRIBS follows the HighScope© curriculum for infants and toddlers.  Our goals for young children are:

    • To learn through active involvement with people, materials, events, and ideas
    • To become independent, responsible, and confident-ready for school and ready for life
    • To learn to plan many of their own activities, carry them out, and talk with others about what they have done and what they have learned
    • To gain knowledge and skills in important academic, social and physical areas.