Working together through continuous learning to improve the quality of life for all in DeKalb County, Indiana
An education initiative of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County

Parenting Education: What We’re Doing And What We’ve Accomplished

Parenting Education: What We’re Doing And What We’ve Accomplished April 2016

DeKalb County Parent Participation
Program Organization 2013 2014 2015
Childcare Resource and Referral Early Childhood Alliance 98 98 170
123-Toddler Friends Eckhart Public Library 60 134* 144*
Have a Healthy Baby Purdue Extension 4 5 0**
Piece by Piece Purdue Extension 27 36 14
Prenatal and Breastfeeding DeKalb Health 80 100 100
Network for Safe Families SCAN 41 33 44
Redirecting Children’s Behavior Children First Center 3 12 53
Nurturing Parent Children First Center 84 11 12
Optional Parent Training GKB Head Start 23 127 Pending
Parent Orientation GKB Head Start 174 199 Pending
Healthy Families Children’First Center 44
HOME Children’First Center 133
Positive Discipline For Children St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 25 18
Understanding and Parenting Teenagers St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 18 22
Total Participation 594 798 640

*Includes parents and cargivers attending with children
**Now a program of the Health Dept. and Division of Child Services

Parenting Photo

Our vision

DeKalb County adults participating in continual learning to improve themselves, their families and their community.

What we’ll accomplish
  • Increase the number of DeKalb County teens and adults who participate in learning opportunities to enhance their parenting skills.
Data we’re using to measure progress
  • Annual number of DeKalb County teen and adult participants enrolled in activities and programs designed to enhance parenting skills.

Baseline: In 2010, 959 DeKalb County participants in identified programs

  • TBD
Current status
  • Analyzed parent responses to their “biggest challenges” via a survey (2015). Common themes included:
    1. parents want the help; and
    2. “time management” was a commonly-cited issue.
What we’re doing to achieve our goals
  • Maintaining and adding online parent resources to the Parent Resources brochure and Learning Link website. See and click on Parenting.
  • Hosting a Facebook page for learning opportunities that support parents. Posts reach an average of 200 followers.
  • Inviting program providers to submit their posts of parent learning opportunities for approval for the team’s Facebook page. Search DeKalb County Parents, then Like and Share.

April 2016 ALL Parenting Education Overview (PDF)

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