In 1992 Københavns Kvindedaghøjskole took the initiative to develop a series of courses that especially addressed pregnant young women and new mothers with a need for psycho-social support to manage motherhood and parenthood. The idea was based on experiences from the school's general courses that had had difficulties fulfilling the needs of this particular target group. The series of courses consist of three modules that can be taken individually or in succession.
The first two modules each cover 19 weeks, respectively three and two days a week, and the third module covers 5 days a week. The first pilot-project was carried out in 1993, but the courses did not take shape until 1994-95, where the Ministry of Health's "Health Fund" supported the project. In the period from 1995-97 the project was supported by the EU's Youthstart Program, and with another grant for 1997 it was possible to further develop the third module with a day nursery as an integrated part in the course.
The majority of the women, whom we meet in the project as young mothers, have already prior to the pregnancy characteristics similar to those of the so-called risk-group in regards to education. The objective of the course is dual: