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 April 2013

Parenting PhotoOur 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 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 registered in activities and programs developed to enhance parenting skills.




Baseline: See chart at right.

  • 2013: Increase participation in parenting classes by 10%.
  • 2015: Increase participation in parenting classes by 15%.
Current status
  • 18.3% of DeKalb County children, ages 0-17, were living in poverty in 2011, up from 15.6% in 2010 (IYI Kids Count, 2012).
  • 30 organizations are providing 35 learning programs and services that address parent skill training in DeKalb County.
  • Need remains to publicize parenting resources and supports available to DeKalb County parents.
What we’re doing to achieve our goals
  • Revising the Learning Link website to accommodate parenting videos and links to the organizations providing parent learning programs for DeKalb County parents.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive list of parenting resources and supports in DeKalb County.

Parenting Education Road Map PDF